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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 1417-1423
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.160


Feeding Practices of Lactating Buffaloes in Gurgaon District of Haryana
Saurabh Baloda, Sajjan Sihag, Promila, Rakesh Kumar and Jyoti Shunthwal
Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Sciences, LLR University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar-125004, Haryana, India
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Abstract:

A survey was conducted to study the conventional feeding systems and plane of nutrition of dairy buffaloes in Gurgaon district of Haryana state. From each of the four blocks, three villages were randomly selected. Sorghum and wheat straw were the main green and dry fodder crops adopted in the area during Kharif season. Among the concentrate feeds, wheat dalia and cottonseed cake were found to be most popular. Results showed that the body weight of buffaloes of landless farmers was (P<0.05) less than other three categories, followed by small, medium and large farmers. Further, it was observed that the average milk yield of buffaloes owned by large farmers was (P<0.05) higher than other three categories, followed by medium, small and landless farmers. Daily dry matter intake and dry matter intake per kg W0.75 per buffalo owned by landless and small farmers did not differ significantly, however, was (P<0.05) lower as compare to buffaloes of medium and large farmers which among themselves did not vary statistically. The dry matter per 100 kg body weight did not differ significantly in lactating buffaloes reared by different categories of farmers. Total digestible nutrient (TDN) intake and TDN intake per W0.75kg was found to be significantly higher (P<0.05) in buffaloes of medium farmers which was followed by large, small and landless farmers. However, comparison of energy requirement and supply revealed that the buffaloes owned by different categories of farmers were receiving excess energy than the requirement. Total crude protein (CP) intake and CP intake per W0.75kg was found to be (P<0.05) higher in buffaloes of medium farmers which was followed by large, small and landless farmers. However, the CP supply was deficit. The approach of utilize better, produce more and import could be resorted to fill the nutritional gap and optimize milk production the district.


Keywords: Survey, Farmers, Body weight, Milk yield, Dry matter, Total digestible nutrient, Crude protein
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Saurabh Baloda, Sajjan Sihag, Promila, Rakesh Kumar and Jyoti Shunthwal. 2018. Feeding Practices of Lactating Buffaloes in Gurgaon District of Haryana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 1417-1423. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.160