Non-genetic factors affecting first lactation reproduction traits of frieswal heifers/ cows under field conditions


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Authors

  • SUNIL KUMAR MINJ DEPTT. OF L.P.M., COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SCIENCE GB PANT UNIVERSITY OF AGRIC. & TECH., PANTNAGAR - 263 145 INDIA
  • DEV VRAT SINGH College of Vety. & Animal Sci., GBPUAT, Pantnagar -263 145
  • CHANDRA BHAN SINGH Deptt. of LPM CVASc., GBPUAT, Pantnagar
  • SHIV PRASAD GBPUAT, Pantnagar
  • SANJAY KUMAR GBPUAT, Pantnagar
  • ANIL KUMAR GBPUAT, Pantnagar

Abstract

Frieswal (HF x Sahiwal) are the important crossbred cattle population in India for milk production. An
investigation was carried out with farmers of U.S. Nagar district of Uttarakhand on Frieswal heifers/ cows
during Nov. 2010 to Feb. 2016 to study the effect of various non-genetic factors (blocks, herd size, land
holding, education level of farmers, caretakers of herd, marketable milk surplus, season/ year of birth/
calving) on age at first service, age at first conception, no. of services required for first conception, age at
first calving, first service period and first calving interval using least-squares analysis of variance. The overall
least-squares means for these traits were 840.7±57.9 days, 906.6±64.9 days, 1.75±0.29, 1103.2±80.6 days,
142.1±4.2 days and 520.1±47.4 days based on 569, 539, 538, 337, 163 and 88 observations, respectively.
These traits were significantly affected by varying non-genetic factors. Information on this aspect is useful
in implementing any large scale field based animal breeding program with respect to crossbred cattle in
general and Frieswal cattle in particular.

Author Biographies

  • SUNIL KUMAR MINJ, DEPTT. OF L.P.M., COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SCIENCE GB PANT UNIVERSITY OF AGRIC. & TECH., PANTNAGAR - 263 145 INDIA
    DEPTT. OF LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
  • DEV VRAT SINGH, College of Vety. & Animal Sci., GBPUAT, Pantnagar -263 145
    Department of Livestock Production management
  • CHANDRA BHAN SINGH, Deptt. of LPM CVASc., GBPUAT, Pantnagar
    Professort (LPM)
  • SHIV PRASAD, GBPUAT, Pantnagar
    Professor
  • SANJAY KUMAR, GBPUAT, Pantnagar
    Professor (LPM)
  • ANIL KUMAR, GBPUAT, Pantnagar
    Assistant Professor

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30-01-2017

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11-09-2017

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Non-genetic factors affecting first lactation reproduction traits of frieswal heifers/ cows under field conditions. (2017). Indian Journal of Animal Production and Management, 32(3-4). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJAPM/article/view/67321