Lactation performance of Red Chittagong Cattle and effects of environmental factors

  • MA Habib Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
  • MA Afroz Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
  • AKFH Bhuiyan Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
Keywords: Red Chittagong Cattle

Abstract

The present study was undertaken to estimate effects of environmental factors on
milk production traits in Red Chittagong Cattle (RCC). A total of 103 milk yield records
of 45 RCC cows obtained between 2005 and 2009 were analysed. Actual lactation yield,
lactation length, daily milk yield and dry period were estimated as 500.7 ± 19.3 kg, 259.6 ±
6.2 days, 1.9 ± 0.1 kg and 162.4 ± 7.7 days, respectively. Age and season corrected
lactation yield, 305 day milk yield and daily milk yield were estimated as 605.4 ± 22.9,
677.1 ± 19.4 and 2.2 ± 0.1 kg, respectively. Sex of calf and season of birth did not
significantly (P>0.05) affect production, but lactation order significantly (P<0.05) affected
production except lactation length. Year of birth had no effect (P>0.05) on the traits
analysed except daily milk yield (P<0.05). Calving age significantly (P<0.05) affected
lactation yield but did not other traits. Cows in 5th lactation produced highest total (604.3
± 69.3 kg) and daily milk yield (2.17 ± 1.8 kg). Cows aged 6 – 7 years had best lactation
yield (576.8 ± 60.5 kg).

(Bangl. vet. 2010. Vol. 27, No. 1, 18 – 25)

DOI: 10.3329/bvet.v27i1.5911

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Habib, M., Afroz, M., & Bhuiyan, A. (1). Lactation performance of Red Chittagong Cattle and effects of environmental factors. Bangladesh Veterinarian, 27(1), 18-25. https://doi.org/10.3329/bvet.v27i1.5911
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