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Vol. 8, Special Issue 3, Part F (2024)

Harmony in harvest: Unraveling the impact of varied green fodder and concentrate mixtures on holistic milking dynamics in murrah buffaloes

Author(s): Ravi Kumar, Harish Kumar Gulati, Ramkaran, Pradeep Kumar and Umesh Kumar Jaiswal
Abstract: The study investigated the impact of varied green fodder and concentrate mixtures on milking dynamics in Murrah buffaloes, crucial for milk, meat, and other productions in many developing countries. Buffaloes, especially the Murrah breed, contribute significantly to the dairy industry in Asia. Despite their importance, challenges such as low milk yield and poor reproductive performance persist due to irregular access to quality feedstuffs. Feeding constitutes a substantial portion of milk production costs and influences animal productivity and health. The research aimed to enhance milk yield, reproductive performance, and overall herd health by examining different feed compositions' effects on milking parameters. Conducted at the Buffalo farm of the Department of Livestock Production Management, the study involved 18 lactating Murrah buffaloes allocated to three dietary treatment groups (T1, T2, and T3) using a Factorial Completely Randomized Design. Buffaloes were individually fed according to dietary requirements, and treatments were iso-nitrogenous and iso-caloric. Results indicated that increasing the proportion of concentrate mixture in the diet positively impacted milk yield, body weight gain, and reproductive parameters. Buffaloes fed with higher concentrate mixtures exhibited increased milk yield and shorter postpartum estrous periods. While milk fat content remained consistent across treatments, solid not fat content and total solids content increased with higher concentrate mixture supplementation. The study underscores the importance of optimizing feed formulations to enhance milk yield and quality in dairy animals, particularly Murrah buffaloes. By providing valuable insights into dietary management, the research contributes to the sustainability and profitability of dairy farming practices, crucial for agricultural economies like India.
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How to cite this article:
Ravi Kumar, Harish Kumar Gulati, Ramkaran, Pradeep Kumar, Umesh Kumar Jaiswal. Harmony in harvest: Unraveling the impact of varied green fodder and concentrate mixtures on holistic milking dynamics in murrah buffaloes. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2024;8(3S):451-457. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2024.v8.i3Sf.780
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