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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:9, September, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 1236-1240

Factors Affecting the Reproductive Performance of Sahiwal Cattle
Devesh Singh, C. B. Singh, B. S. Khadda* and S. B. Bhardwaj
Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263145, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was conducted on 308 Sahiwal cows sired by 38 bulls spared over a period of 32 years (1981- 2012), maintained at instructional dairy farm and AICRP on cattle -Sahiwal (field unit) at  G.B.P.U.A. & T., Pantnagar Uttarakhand and Chak Ganjaria Government Cattle Farm Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The overall least- square means for age at first calving (AFC), first calving interval (FC1) and first service period (FSP) were 1281.89 ± 15.57, 426.70 ± 8.53 and 140.85 ± 8.90 days, respectively. Significant effect of sire and farm was observed in all the reproductive traits, while season was found to non-significantly influencing the age at first calving, first calving interval and first service period. Period of calving had highly significant (P<0.01) effect on AFC whereas, effect period of calving was found to be non-significant on first calving interval and first service period. Based on present study, it may be concluded that the optimum genetic potential for reproduction traits in Sahiwal cattle may be exploited by following proper feeding, management practices and adopting strict diseases control measure throughout the year and season.

Keywords: Age at first calving, Calving interval, Service period, Sahiwal cattle, Reproductive traits

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Devesh Singh, C. B. Singh, B. S. Khadda and Bhardwaj, S. B. 2020. Factors Affecting the Reproductive Performance of Sahiwal Cattle.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 1236-1240. doi:
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