Adaptability and Survivability of Different Crossbreds cattle under Commercial Dairy Farming Conditions in Chittagong area
Keywords:Genotypes, adaptability, survivability, dairy farm
The present study was undertaken to investigate the adaptability and survivability of different crossbred dairy cows under commercial farming conditions in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Different cattle genotypes (Holstein × Local, Sahiwal × Local, Sahiwal × Holstein and Jersey × Local) were found in the studied farms. The percentages of Holstein × Local was (58.94%) higher than other genotype. The survivability of Holstein × Local, Sahiwal × Local, Sahiwal × Holstein and Jersey × Local calves were 84.0±3.90, 100, 97.1±5.48 and 100 percent, respectively. The survivability of calves and cows were significantly different (P<0.05) among genotype. Survivability of bull-calves and heifers were similar for all the genotypes.
International Journal of Natural Sciences (2012), 2(3):67-70DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/ijns.v2i3.12134