Effect of Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) Supplementation on Milk Production and its Composition in Crossbred Cows
Rashmi Bhinda J. L. Choudhary Lokesh Gupta Sandeep Singh
Vol 10(7), 157-161
Present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) supplementation on milk production and its composition in crossbred cows. Fifteen lactating crossbred cows were divided into three groups; T1 (control), T2 and T3 (treatment) of five animals each in completely randomized design. In T1 no Shatavari was supplemented while in T2 and T3 Shatavari was supplemented @ 150 mg and 200 mg /kg body weight, respectively. The study was conducted for a period of 90 days. Daily milk yield was recorded. Milk composition of each animal was determined once every fortnight. The milk yield and fat corrected milk yield were found to be significantly higher (P˂0.05) in Shatavari supplemented groups than control group. Average milk fat%, SNF%, total solid% and protein% were significantly higher (P<0.01) in supplemented groups as compared to control group. It was concluded that Shatavari supplementation significantly increased milk yield and milk composition (fat%, SNF%, total solid % and protein %).
Keywords : Crossbred Milk Yield Milk Composition Shatavari
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