Investigation of constraints to health and production of cattle in North-East Bangladesh

Authors

  • MK Hossain Department of Surgery and Theriogenology, Faculty of Veterinary, Animals and Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh
  • MI Ahsan Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh
  • NS Lucky Department of Surgery and Theriogenology, Faculty of Veterinary, Animals and Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh
  • MR Islam Department of Medicine, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh
  • MMR Howlader Department of Physiology; Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh
  • MGS Alam Bangladesh Accreditation Council, Green Delta AIMS Tower (Level-10), 51-52 Mohakhali C/A, Dhaka-1212

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bvet.v37i1-2.58089

Keywords:

production of cattle, North-East Bangladesh

Abstract

The study was designed to investigate the constraints to health and productivity of dairy farms and their possible remedies in Sadar Upazila (sub-district) of Sylhet, Sreemangal Upazila at Moulavi Bazar, Chatak and South Sunamgonj Upazila at Sunamgonj districts. Ninety dairy farms including marginal and small (2-10 cows), medium (11-25 cows) and large (>25 cows) of urban, suburban and rural areas were randomly selected for multistage sampling. Farmers were interviewed using pre-tested questionnaire. The major constraints were high price of concentrate, poor knowledge of feeding, scarcity of forage, weak recording system, cost of high yielding well-adapted milking cows, prolonged postpartum anoestrus, repeat breeding, incorrect timing of AI, mastitis, low pregnancy rate, lack of milk co-operative, weak milk marketing and high veterinary cost. To overcome the current situation government should give incentives on cattle feed and credit facility with soft interest to the farmers; DLS and other organizations should arrange effective training on dairy farm management.

The Bangladesh Veterinarian (2020) 37(1 - 2): 1-13

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Published

2022-06-12

How to Cite

Hossain, M. ., Ahsan, M. ., Lucky, N., Islam, M., Howlader, M. ., & Alam, M. . (2022). Investigation of constraints to health and production of cattle in North-East Bangladesh. Bangladesh Veterinarian, 37(1-2), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.3329/bvet.v37i1-2.58089

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