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Lactation Response of Indigenous Lactating Cattle Fed on Mustard Oil and Molasses Supplementation

S. Parihar Gandhi P. Lakhani R. P. S. Baghel S. Ghosh B. Roy A. Jain K. P. Saini
Vol 8(8), 99-104
DOI- http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijlr.20170523103236

Eighteen lactating indigenous cattle were randomly divided into 3 groups of 6 animals (3 Gir and 3 Sahiwal) each on the basis of milk yield and lactation stage to study the effect of mustard oil and molasses supplementation on production performance. Cows were fed wheat straw, concentrate mixture and green fodder in the control group and additional 200 g of mustard oil and molasses was given in treatment groups. Experimental feeding was continued up to 90 days after 2 weeks of adaptation. Supplementation of mustard oil and molasses were accompanied by a significant increase in the average daily milk yield as compared to control group. There was no significant difference between supplementation of mustard oil and molasses on average daily milk yield. Supplementation of mustard oil and molasses has no effect on milk fat, protein, lactose and total solids. Highest fat, protein, lactose and total solids (%) were observed in mustard oil supplemented group as compare to control and molasses supplemented group. Milk production efficiency in term of predicted lactation milk yield (305 days) based on 90 days and peak yield was significantly higher in mustard oil and molasses supplemented group in comparison to the control group. It was concluded that energy source in the form of mustard oil and molasses supplementation @ 200 g / day / in each animal significantly increased the milk production and efficiency over the control group.

Keywords : Indigenous Lactating Cattle Lactation Response Mustard Oil Molasses Supplementation

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