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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(5): 1831-1838
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.200


Existing Housing and Feeding Management Practices of Buffaloes in Firozabad District of Uttar Pradesh, India
Raj Kumar1*, P.K. Singh1, R.K. Goyal1, Hitesh Singh2 and B.L. Kumhar3
1Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, R.B.S. College, Bichpuri, Agra-283105, India
2Department of A.H, SVPUAT, Meerut, India
3GKMS Project, Agricultural Research Station, Ummedganj, Kota, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Study was carried out in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh involving 120 buffalo owners scattered in eight villages of two Tehsil. The farmers were further categorized into three groups viz., small (< 2 adult buffaloes), medium (> 2 and < 5 adult bufalloes) and large (> 5 adult buffaloes) householders. Data pertaining to various aspects of housing and feeding practices were collected through a pre- tested questionnaire. The results indicate that only 60per cent of buffalo owners provide proper housing shelter to their buffaloes, 68.33 per cent respondent’s possessed animal house with Kachcha floor with very poor ventilation facilities. Only 54.17 per cent houses have slope for proper drainage of urine and faeces and 64.17 percent respondent’s made additional arrangement to protect buffaloes against extreme weather. More than three fourth respondents provide green fodder to buffaloes throughout the year and of them nearly half of them fed it after chaffing. Wheat straw was the sole dry rough age being used by most of the buffalo keepers. 82.50 per cent farmers used homemade concentrate. Only 7.50 per cent respondents offer mineral mixture to their buffaloes. 89.17 per cent buffalo owners fed weighed quantity of concentrate mixture and almost all of them provide it after soaking in water. More than two third respondents fed concentrate mixture before milking. In general results suggest that housing and feeding practices in the study area were not satisfactory and need to be corrected through motivation and providing extension services among the farmers.


Keywords: Buffaloes, Housing, feeding, management practices, households.
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Raj Kumar, P.K. Singh, R.K. Goyal, Hitesh Singh and Kumhar, B.L. 2017. Existing Housing and Feeding Management Practices of Buffaloes in Firozabad District of Uttar Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): 1831-1838. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.200