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Preliminary study on Evaluation of Effect of Lactation number on Milk yield and Milk composition in Murrah (Bubalus bubalis) Buffaloes

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Animal Biotechnology, Madras Veterinary College, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Vepery, Chennai, Tamilnadu., INDIA
  • 2Postgraduate Research Institute in Animal Sciences, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kattupakkam, Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu, INDIA

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 1, Issue (7), Pages 21-23, August,24 (2013)


The present study was undertaken to study the effect of lactation number on milk composition and milk yield in Murrah buffaloes. Milk samples were collected from 110 murrah buffaloes from Cattle breeding farm, Alamadi. Effects of lactation number on milk yield and milk composition were analyzed by completely random design by least square analysis. Lactation number were found to be having highly significant effect(P0.01) on milk fat %, protein %, total solids %, casein % and significant effect(P0.05) on 305 days milk yield. Third lactation was found to be superior to other lactation period in Protein %, Casein % and 305 days milk yield. First lactation was found to be superior to other lactation in milk fat % and total solid %


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