Performance of Deoni Cattle in Telangana, India
B. Narsimha N. Rajanna A. Sarat Chandra B. Ekambaram
Vol 9(4), 189-194
An investigation was carried out to study the performance of Deoni cattle in Northern part of Telangana state. The data was collected through personal pretested schedule from 150 farmers selected by stratified random sampling technique. The average lactation milk yield (litres) and lactation length (days) in Deoni cows was 796.31± 8.14 and 228.60 ±1.55, respectively in the study area. The average lactation milk yield (litres) and lactation length (days) significantly (P≤0.01) higher in Sangareddy than Kamareddy district. Mean peak milk yield (litres) and days to reach peak milk yield was 4.68 ± 0.05 and 46.83 ± 0.20, respectively in the study area. The mean age at puberty, AFC, service period, gestation period, dry period and calving interval in Deoni cows were 45.31 ± 0.21, 54.28 ± 0.21, 5.12 ± 0.09, 9.25 ± 0.02, 5.27 ± 0.05 and 15.41 ± 0.10 months, respectively in the study area. Significantly (P<0.01) higher service period was observed in Sangareddy district whereas dry period was significantly (P<0.01) higher in Kamareddy district. The vast range in the productive and reproductive performance indicates that there is great potential for genetic improvement of the breed through selective breeding.
Keywords : Deoni Cattle Productive and Reproductive Performance Telangana
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