The title of Research project is “Effect of Candidate Genes on Milk Production Traits in Gaolao Cattle” and the duration is of 3 years.
The ration should be fed in a way that the cows do not lose or gain too much weight and ration balancing for heifers is important.
Age of calf is important for effective sale / purchase and quite easy to determine age in calves by examining teeth.
An Indian tradition followed by farmers where calves are allowed to suckle while milking Indian breeds of cows. Research has proved that this practice has sound scientific basis.
Farmers should ensure that bulls being used in the breeding programs are free from infections transmissible through semen.
The prime focus is to uplift the dairy business in India and to assist farmers in generating secondary allied income.
A government subsidy is a form of financial aid or support extended to an economic sector, generally with the aim of promoting economic and social policy.
Vrindavan Tharparkar Desi Cow Club : The farm, which started with 9 cows, has now grown to house 150 cows.
Heat Stress in Cows: Lot of myths about heat stress in animals are prevalent, and this post hopes to separate the facts from fiction. Read more......
Cooling systems for cows & herd keeps them comfortable, healthy, and productive, even through the hottest months of the year.
Heat-tolerant Cow Breed : It has been generally observed that cattle with short hair coat are more tolerant to heat as compared to long haired ones. Read more.....
Shaving Cows in Summer Season Shaving Cows is Important: As summer approaches men and young boys in rural India rush to a barber shop to cut their hair short or…
Individual animal identification is the first step in this system, with a unique number allocated by the farmer or dairy manager.
Farmer must consider that quality of feed is major factor in maintenance of cow health and determining the cost of milk production from cow.
Saliva Secretion Based on their digestive anatomy, cows belong to a group of animals known as ruminants. Cows have four stomach compartments, called the rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum. The…
Feeding urea has been fed in ruminant rations for more than 100 yr. Its use in dairy cattle rations has fluctuated with protein and urea prices.
The cows basal diet should consist of good quality roughages, although these are not very high in energy density.
Concentrate feeding is required only when the roughage quality is very poor and unable to provide adequate energy.
Fibre quality in feed is a particularly important component of the diet, it represent a significant source of energy for cows and also helps to support health.
Digestion occurs primarily in two ways. Rumen-degradable proteins are digested in the rumen by microbes and converted to ammonia
Indian breeds of cattle are known to be tolerant to heat and humidity a characteristic that is growing all the more relevant in view of the threat of global warming.
Rumen Acidosis In a normal, healthy rumen, lactic acid production equals lactic acid use. Thus, lactic acid is rarely detectable in a healthy rumen. However, a number of different factors…
The Government of India has recognised dairy farming as the ‘farming’ activity and extended facilities of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to even dairy farmers
Damaged Crops as Forage : In many countries, failed, damaged crops are now being harvested to feed livestock, provided they meet certain criteria.
One of the ways to reduce cost of feeding cows without compromising their health is to consider innovative ways of feeding vegetable waste as cattle feed.
Sugarcane inclusion should not be more than 40-45 % of the diet. AT this level protein supplement could be through soybean meal + urea at low level (10 g / kg DM), soybean meal + urea at high level (17 g / kg DM), raw soybean, or corn gluten meal.
FSSAI has recently published a press note notifying that the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Amendment Regulations 2018 will be enforced effective from 1st January 2019.
Cattle health management is the key to your herd's health. Herd Health Program ensures that all cattle are raised in the best health.
NABARD has set up the DIDF with a corpus of Rs 8,004 crore to bring more dairy farmers into organised milk marketing through cooperatives.
Bombay Gaurakshak Mandali is first institute to receive permission from Government of India to import pure-bred Gir bull semen from Brazil.
Artificial Insemination is the technique in which semen from elite males are collected and introduced into female reproductive tract artificially.
Farmers manage their herds better and produce enough, quality milk, by using new technologies for breeding, feeding and management.
The most direct consequence of climate change is on agricultureand this includes the health of livestock. Livestock systems occupy 30% of the earth’s terrestrial area.
Repeat breeding is one the most import infertility problem faced by field veterinarians. The cows look apparently normal and it is difficult to diagnose the cause.
Cattle, like humans, actually experience the “effective temperature,” which takes into account both air temperature and the effect of wind chill.