Effect of Scientific Balance and Conventional Rations on Yield and Composition of Milk in Kundhi Buffaloes

K. H. MEMON, A. B. KACHIWAL, A. SETHAR, M. I. MEMON, G. M. BALOUCH, M. N. SANJARANI, M. R MON

Abstract


The experiment was conducted on 12 buffaloes between 6 +1 years of age, weighing between 500 + 50 kg kept at a commercial dairy farm, Tandojam. Four Kundhi Buffaloes were randomly allocated to each group A, B and C. Buffaloes in group A was fed on traditional ration, buffaloes in group B were fed on scientifically balanced ration prepared by researcher at department of Animal Nutrition, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam and buffaloes in group C were given commercial dairy ration purchased from Hyderabad market.
Milk yield of group-A, B and C was 4.93 ± 0.50, 6.73 ± 1.02 and 6.27 ± 1.198 liter/d, respectively. Milk production was significantly decreased (P<0.01) in Group-A than B and C, whereas, group-B produced significantly more (P<0.01) milk per day than C. Milk yield of Group-A, B, and C were 1794.30 ± 41.04, 2450.32 ± 64.95, 2280.38 ± 61.57 liter/buffalo, respectively. Milk production was significantly lower (P<0.01) in group-A than C, whereas, group-B produced significantly more (P<0.01) milk per buffalo than group-A and C.
The total cost per day on feeding of traditional, scientific balanced and commercial ration were 124, 155 and 139 rupees and total profit per day was 48.38, 80.55 and 80.45 rupees respectively On scientific balanced rations buffaloes produced high milk yield and it was comparatively more profitable than traditional and commercial dairy rations.


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