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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 1195-1202
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.134


Survey on Housing and Feeding Practices of Buffaloes Owners in Junagadh and Porbandar District of Gujarat
B.A. Pata, M.D. Odedra, A.R. Ahlawat, H.H. Savsani and T.K. Patbandha
College of Veterinary Science & A.H., Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh - 362001, India
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Abstract:

The present investigation was carried out to study the feeding and housing patterns adopted by buffaloes keepers in Junagadh and Porbandar districts of Gujarat State. A random sample of 300 buffalo owners were selected from three talukas of Junagadh and two talukas of Porbandar district. Majority of buffalo owners (55.67%) had animal shed located inside dwelling house with kuccha slopped floor (83.67%). Most of buffalo owners reduced heat stress in buffaloes by splashing of water and 71% farmers adopted both stall feeding and grazing to their buffalo. In study area, 80% buffalo owners cultivated green fodder, 92.67% and 91% respondents did not feed salt and mineral mixture to their buffaloes, respectively. Most common green fodder used were maize and lucerne in the study area, 51.33% and 40% respondents fed maize and lucerne to their buffaloes respectively. Sorghum straw (33.33%) and groundnut gotar (61.67%) were fed as dry fodder to their buffaloes. Majority of buffalo owners (95.33%) did not offer bypass fat/protein to their buffaloes and 71.67% buffalo owners fed cottonseed cake to their buffaloes.


Keywords: Housing, Feeding, Buffaloes, Cottonseed cake
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Pata, B.A., M.D. Odedra, A.R. Ahlawat, H.H. Savsani and Patbandha, T.K. 2018. Survey on Housing and Feeding Practices of Buffaloes Owners in Junagadh and Porbandar District of Gujarat.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 1195-1202. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.134