Adoption of scientific milking, calf rearing and housing management practices by the buffalo owners


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Authors

  • RANJEET SINGH RATHORE S.K. Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner (Raj.)
  • R.K VERMA S.K. Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner (Raj.)
  • DAYABABD SINGH S.K. Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner (Raj.)

Abstract

The present study was carried out in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan to find out the adoption level of
scientific management practices. A random sample of 400 buffalo owners were selected from five blocks
of the district and adoption percentage of scientific milking, calf rearing and housing management practices
were studied. It was observed that milking of buffaloes with politely, gently and quickly (87.25%), washing
of milking buckets and hands before milking (86.75%), regularity in milking hours (79.00%) and milking
at clean and separate place (78.00%) were more adopted by the respondents in milking management
practices. The overall adoption of milking management practices was 56.09 percent. Regarding adoption
of scientific calf rearing practices, it was revealed that proper cleaning of mucous from mouth and nostrils
(71.63%), colostrum feeding to newly born calves within one to two hours after birth (65.88%) and cutting
and disinfection of naval cord (56.25%) were more adopted by the buffalo owners. The overall adoption
of calf rearing management practices was 38.95 percent. In adoption of housing management practices,
it was observed that housing of buffaloes according to climatic conditions (87.00%), adequate floor space
in the buffalo shed (80.63%), proper orientation of buffalo shed (51.00%) and pucca manger with optimum
dimension (43.75%) were moderately adopted by the buffalo owners. The overall adoption of housing
management practices was 47.14 percent. It was revealed from the study that adoption level of milking
management practices was quite satisfactory in comparison to calf rearing and housing management
practices.

Author Biographies

  • RANJEET SINGH RATHORE, S.K. Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner (Raj.)
    Assistant Professor (Animal Science)
  • R.K VERMA, S.K. Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner (Raj.)
    Associate Professor (Extension Education)
  • DAYABABD SINGH, S.K. Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner (Raj.)
    Assistant Professor (Agronomy)

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Submitted

09-02-2017

Published

11-09-2017

How to Cite

Adoption of scientific milking, calf rearing and housing management practices by the buffalo owners. (2017). Indian Journal of Animal Production and Management, 32(3-4). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJAPM/article/view/67576