Influence of body condition score on milk yield and reproduction parameters in surti buffaloes

Influence of body condition score on milk yield and reproduction parameters in surti buffaloes

Title: Influence of body condition score on milk yield and reproduction parameters in surti buffaloes

Authors: Rana Ranjeet Singh, Piyush Dubey, SS Choudhary, Amit Kumar, NB Patel and VK Singh

Source: Ruminant Science (2017)-6(1):99-102.

Cite this reference as: Singh Rana Ranjeet, Dubey Piyush, Choudhary SS, Kumar Amit, Patel NB and Singh VK (2017). Influence of body condition score on milk yield and reproduction parameters in surti buffaloes. Ruminant Science 6(1):99-102.

Abstract

Present investigation was undertaken to study the influence of body condition score (BCS) on milk yield and reproduction parameters in Surti buffaloes. A total of 25 animals were divided into two groups based on their BCS on 6th day postpartum. Group I comprising 12 animals having BCS less or equal to 3.25 while for group II comprising 13 animals having BCS greater than 3.25. It was found that Surti buffaloes having BCS of more than 3.25 had higher peak yield, attained peak yield earlier and produced more milk during first 100 days of lactation. Further, these animals had lesser postpartum interval to estrus (PPIE) than the buffaloes having less than 3.25. Group II animals had significantly lesser postpartum interval to estrus than Group I animals.

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