International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2015, Vol. 2 Issue 6, Part A
Study of milking temperament in Gir cows
Rahul Shehar, Bishwajit Roy, Aditya Mishra, Amir Amin Sheikh and Rakshanda Bhagat
Dairy cows are different in temperament as well as in economic dairy attributes. Cows with docile temperament are good milk yielder and on an average have longer lactation period. The temperament of animal is important in the handling of animals and in improving their productive and reproductive abilities. The aim was to study the milking temperament in Gir cows. The experiment was conducted on 32 milking Gir cows which were divided into four equal groups on the basis of their parity. The overall average temperament score observed was 1.90 for Gir cows. Majority of Gir cows (50.30%) in present study had docile temperament indicated that aggressive and nervous cows can be converted in to docile temperament by better management for long duration. Temperament had great influence on all the milking attributes. Aggressive cows took maximum time for both let down time as well as milking time with less milk flow rate and milk yield, while docile cows performed best.
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Rahul Shehar, Bishwajit Roy, Aditya Mishra, Amir Amin Sheikh and Rakshanda Bhagat. Study of milking temperament in Gir cows. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2015;2(6):48-50.