Production Performance of Murrah Buffaloes under Weaning and Suckling System of Calf Management

Authors

  • C. P. S. Solanki Krishi Vigyan Kendra Raigarh, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh (49 6001)
  • G. P. Lakhani Dept. of Livestock Production Management, Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, M. P. (482 001), India
  • B. Roy Dept. of Livestock Production Management, Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, M. P. (482 001), India
  • A. Mishra Dept. of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, M. P. (482 001), India
  • S. K. Joshi Dept. of Animal Genetics and breeding, Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (482 001), India
  • B. Aharwal Dept. of Livestock Production Management, Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, M. P. (482 001), India

Keywords:

Colostrum-yield, Murrah buffalo, milk-yield, milk flow-rate, suckling, weaning

Abstract

Sixteen Murrah buffalo’s dams and their calves were evaluated at Livestock Farm, Adhartal, Department of Livestock Production and Management, College of Veterinary Science & A.H., N.D.V.S.U., Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh, India during 12 months period (from 1st June, 2020 to 30th May, 2021). The objective was to study the production performance in weaning and suckling system of management and randomly assigned into two different groups as suckling (control) and weaning (experimental) based on their lactation yield and parities. The average daily milk let down time was significantly (p<0.05) lower in suckling group of buffaloes than weaning group of buffaloes (1.62±0.04 vs. 3.08±0.09 min). The mean value of daily colostrum yield for 5 days after calving was 3.95±0.23 and 4.7±0.15 kg for weaning and suckling buffalo groups respectively. Daily colostrum yield for suckling group of buffaloes was significantly (p<0.05) higher than weaning group of buffaloes. The average daily milk yield was higher in suckling group than the weaning group and its mean value was 4.83±0.23 kg for weaning and 6.14±0.21 kg for suckling group respectively. The average milking time and total milking time was significantly (p<0.05) lower in suckling group than weaning group of buffaloes (4.38±0.09 vs. 5.39±0.11 min and 6.01±0.11 vs. 8.42±0.12 min respectively). The average daily milk flow rate was significantly (p<0.05) higher in suckling group (0.84±0.01 kg min-1) than the weaning group (0.59±0.01 kg min-1). It is concluded that suckling have positive effect on production performance of Murrah buffalo.

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Published

2022-01-31

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Solanki CPS, Lakhani GP, Roy B, Mishra A, Joshi SK, Aharwal B. Production Performance of Murrah Buffaloes under Weaning and Suckling System of Calf Management. IJBSM [Internet]. 2022 Jan. 31 [cited 2024 May 22];13(Jan, 1):99-105. Available from: https://ojs.pphouse.org/index.php/IJBSM/article/view/4184

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