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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 1264-1272
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.143


Influence of Udder Hygiene Management on Milk Characteristics in Jersey Cross-Bred Cows at Lower Gangetic Region
Abhishek Paul, Champak Bhakat*, D.K. Mandal, A. Mandal, A. Mohammad, A. Chatterjee and S. Rai
I/C LPM Section, ERS, NDRI, A-12, Nadia dist, Kalyani-741235, WB, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

To find out suitable udder hygiene management during milking two rounds study were conducted at adapted village of institute. In first round of study data were collected from 50 farmers having total of 103 milking animal on one page questionnaire regarding management practices, cleaning and hygiene status and then by personally recording management conditions practiced under each household. Based on first round of study, the second round experiment was carried out on 18 lactating Jersey crossbred animals which were divided into three comparable groups (each group content 6 animals) and having three different management practices viz., Udder washing with soap water (T-1), Udder washing with 1 % solution of Potassium Permanganate (T-2), Udder washing with water only (T-3) as farmer’s practice. The compilation and analysis of data of first round study revealed that farmer having >6 milking cows, most of them maintaining poor (53.87 %) hygiene status, cleanliness in their milking cows, housing of animal and milkers who were doing milking operation everyday at farmer’s door. The Chi-square test value found to be significant (P<0.05). The analysis of data of second round experiment revealed that after 60 days of treatment, significant (P<0.05) differences were recorded among groups. The significantly (P<0.05) reduction milk SCC was observed in T-2 group followed by T-1 and T-3 group. The milk yield (kg /day / animal) was higher in T-2 followed by T-1 and T-3 group. The pH of milk sample was varied from 6.63 to 6.68 for three groups. The significant (P<0.05) variation was observed for MCMT grade value. The higher MCMT was recorded in T-3 as compared to T-1 then T-2 group. The MBRT, fat, SNF, protein were varied non-significantly. The study can be concluded that there is a significant association between animal keeping number and hygiene status, cleanliness at farmer’s door. The udder hygiene management like regular udder washing with 1 % Potassium Permanganate solution before and after each milking is considered as suitable management practice to reduce somatic cell count and to improve milk production performance of Jersey crossbred cows at lower Gangetic region.


Keywords: Farmer, Hygiene, Milk characteristics, Lower Gangetic, Somatic cell
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Abhishek Paul, Champak Bhakat, D.K. Mandal, A. Mandal, A. Mohammad, A. Chatterjee and Rai, S. 2018. Influence of Udder Hygiene Management on Milk Characteristics in Jersey Cross-Bred Cows at Lower Gangetic Region.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 1264-1272. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.143