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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 2805-2810

Housing and Feeding Management Practices in U.S. Nagar District of Uttarakhand, India
Shikha Yadav*, Anil Kumar and C.B. Singh
G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology Pantnagar-263 145, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding author

A study was conducted to evaluate the existing housing and feeding management practices followed by the dairy animal keepers in U.S. Nagar district of Uttarakhand. It was observed that majority of farmers housed their animal in pucca house 73.89%, whereas 26.11% had kaccha houses for their animals. 81.67% farmers were following group system of animal housing. Kaccha type of floor was found in 54.44% of the houses. Satisfactory drainage 58.89% was observed in majority of farmers. 74.44% of farmers followed permanent type of roof system. 52.22% farmers housed their animal at day as well as night time. Majority of farmers 60.55% farmers were followed satisfactory ventilation in their sheds. Regarding feeding practices, majority the farmers followed group feeding 66.67 %. Most of the farmers about 90.55% followed the practice of chopped green fodder and fed dry fodder to their animals. 88.89% of the farmers fed concentrate to the animals, farmers adopted the practice of feeding cooked 61.11% form of concentrate to their animals. Most number of farmers 51.11% preferred readymade sources of concentrate feeding for their animals, more than half 73.89% of respondents fed colostrum to newly born calf within 2 hours.

Keywords: Feeding, Housing, Management practices, Dairy animals

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Shikha Yadav, Anil Kumar and Singh, C.B. 2019. Housing and Feeding Management Practices in U.S. Nagar District of Uttarakhand.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 2805-2810. doi:
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