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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 3878-3883

A Field Survey on Buffalo Management Practices of Gujjars at Indo-Pakistan Border of Jammu
Sandeep Kour*, Asma Khan and Biswajit Brahma
Division of Livestock Production and Management, F.V.Sc & A.H., Sher e Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India
*Corresponding author

A field survey was conducted in and around R.S. Pura tehsil of Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir, India and data was collected from 120 respondents belonging to Gujjar community through specially designed questionnaire by random sampling method. The study revealed that majority of farmers fed concentrate and roughages to their animals and depend on bore wells as a source of drinking water to their buffaloes. About 63.34% respondents fed colostrum within 1h of birth of calves followed by 25.83% fed between 1-3h and 13% fed after 3h of birth of calves. Most of them did not provide mineral mixture to their buffaloes. 42.5% of farmers always observed heat signs in buffaloes followed by 37.5% who never observed heat signs and 20% of the respondents sometimes observed them. Conventional type of housing was practiced by majority of respondents with kuccha flooring (100%), improper ventilation and drainage system. Sanitary condition of majority of mangers was found clean. Majority of farmers were poor in certain aspects of scientific feeding, breeding and housing of animals and need to be educated.

Keywords: Buffaloes, Feeding, Breeding, Housing, Gujjars

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Sandeep Kour, Asma Khan and Biswajit Brahma. 2018. A Field Survey on Buffalo Management Practices of Gujjars at Indo-Pakistan Border of Jammu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 3878-3883. doi:
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