Silage Cattle Feed: The feeding practices adopted by cattle farmers greatly impact the animals’ capacity for milk production and consequently, the profitability of dairy farming. Most farmers struggle with cultivating…
The Centre’s ambitious scientific initiative SVAROP — aimed at validating research on cow-derivatives, including urine, and their benefits — has not made any headway even after two years as four…
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Kasaragod Breed The Kasaragod breed gets its name from the area where it is reared predominantly. Kasaragod is the northernmost district of Kerala bestowed with vast coastal area in the west, plains in the South and hills in North. The local breed Kasaragod are of the dwarf type, with a uniform coat black colour and varied shades of red.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has come up with a new scheme for the welfare of stray cattle that will also help generate employment opportunities. The state government has approved the “Mukhya Mantri Be-sahara Gau-Vansh Sahbhagita Yojana”.
Every person owning or in charge of premises in which not less than five heads of cattle are kept for the purpose of profit, shall, in any case, where the premises are already in existence, within three months from the commencement of these rules.
The principal rules were published in Gazette of India vide Government of India Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Department of Agriculture), Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi number 18-6/70 LDI dated 23.3.1978.
The Act totally prohibits in any place in the State, slaughter of cows which also include heifer and male or female calf of cow and provides for preservation of certain other animals specified in the Schedule to the Act, like bulls, bullocks, female buffaloes and buffalo calves.
Sahiwal cattle are long, fleshy and heavy with symmetrical body and loose skin, when compared with Red Sindhi which it closely resembles. The mature weight of cows is around 340–400 kg and of bulls up to 700 kg. They are colored reddish dunn or pale red, sometimes flashed with white patches.
Dr. D. Rangnekar Ex-Consultant at BAIF and NDDB Animal Nutrition he worked with large organizations like Amul, Cyanamid India and BAIF. He has also been a consultant to the ICSR…
Last month I wrote a blog on science behind vaccination. A number of colleagues contacted me to find out my views on vaccinating pregnant cows. When I gathered about their current belief most of them said pregnant cows should not be given any vaccination because it might result in abortion.
Indian Breeds of Cattle India has recently signed an agreement with the Government of Brazil to encourage cooperation between the countries in the field of dairy cattle and sheep farming.…
Anestrus and its Causes in Dairy Animals Anestrus is functional disorder of the reproductive cycle characterized by cyclicity failure-absence of heat signs. In simple meaning when cow and buffalo does…
Vaccines are nothing but bacteria / virus or their components and in some cases, even toxins produced by the bacteria are also used to immunize animals.
On the 19th of July, the Central government’s Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare released a press note on the steps taken by the ministry to support the dairy sector.
In 2018 FSSAI has accelerated the process of standards setting. As many as 27 new regulations for food standards were notified during the year.
Stringhalt in cows is quite common but it is not a life-threatening malady. Nevertheless, the affliction is disabling, reduces the production performance and degrades the market price of the animal.
Cows are social animals who like to be in groups. They get stressed when left alone and tied
Thousands of dairy farms were opened with most modern design, equipment and best breed animals. But not even 50% of those dairy farms are operational now.
Dairy farm business has fabulous opportunities. In these recent years India is showing rapid progress in the field of dairy farming.
Dairy cows are very sensitive to heat stress, which can significantly impact economics for the producer, not only by lost productivity and milk quality.
Silage preparation is the most important and innovative way to preserve the green fodder and it is done when available plenty.
By-pass is that protein which by-passes Rumen without degradation and is digested further in the digestive tract.
India ranks first in milk production in the world. Government of India plans to increase the milk production at the rate of 23% per year.
The health of the animal shows whether if you are feeding it well enough and keeping its feed and environment clean.
Animal scientists of Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Science have claimed that Hariana breed cow yielded 20.6 kg milk in a day.
Due to fluctuating environment and climate, cattle go through various health issues. However, worm infestation is a hidden disease that is prevalent in cattle in all around the world.
Udder edema can be a major discomfort to the cattle and causes management problems such as difficulty with milking.
Teat-end hyperkeratosis is a thickening of the skin that lines the teat canal and surrounds the external teat orifice. The condition is variously described as teat rings, teat flowers, teat…
Important environmental parameters such as rainfall, land size, temperature and availability of feed resources ought to be considered.
Feeding Bypass Fat can help in improving milk production and reproduction. It helps in overcoming this negative energy balance phenomenon.