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A Pilot Survey on Feeding Practices Followed in Lactating Dairy Cattle Under Field Conditions

G.Kalaivani, A.Bharathidhasan and R. Karunakaran

Department of Animal Nutrition, Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai - 600 007, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal March 2020: 97 (3) - pages 39 to 41
(Received: July, 2019, Accepted: October, 2019)


Data regarding the feeding practices followed in lactating dairy cattle at Puzhal and Kadirvedu Villages of Tiruvallur District was recorded and categorized into four groups. The categorized groups were Group I- high yielders, group IImedium yielders, group III- average yielders and group IV- low yielders. The DMI of group I, II, III and IV was de cit by 8.5, 24, 25 and 40 % respectively. The DCP given for group I, II, III & IV was also de cit by 22, 30, 34 and 16%, respectively. The TDN given for all four groups was also de cit than ICAR standard.

Key Words: Feeding practices, nutrient analysis, lactating dairy cattle

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