Formerly International Journal of Basic and Applied Agricultural Research

A study on productive and reproductive management practices of dairy animals in district Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh

AMAR CHAUDHARI , RISHABH SINGH and PUSHP RAJ SHIVAHRE
Pantnagar Journal of Research, Volume - 20, Issue - 2 ( May-August 2022)

Published: 2022-08-31

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Abstract


The present study assesses the analysis of productive and reproductive management practices of dairy animals in district Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh. Detailed information collected from farmers of five villages from Rajatalab block of district Varanasi were used for the study. The data were collected on various management practices including general profile of dairy farmers. Majority of farmers were from middle age group, had small land holding and medium herd size with main source of income as dairying. Majority of farmers were from medium milk production, consumption and milk selling groups and sold their milk to the co-operatives. Majority of farmers reared indigenous breeds. Mucus discharge and bellowing was the major sign of heat detection rather than use of a teaser. Majority of farmers were relying on artificial insemination for breeding and time of insemination considered was 18 hours after estrus. Most of the farmers were not drying off their milch animals. Breeding of animals after (2-3) months of calving were considered by majority of farmers. Calving interval in cattle and buffaloes was more than 15 and 18 months, respectively


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