International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2019, Vol. 6 Issue 1, Part A
Effect of feeding bypass fat on economics of milk production in early lactating Murrah buffaloes
Harish Rohila, SK Chhikara, Amar Shroha and Sushil Kumar
Eighteen early lactating Murrah buffaloes were randomly divided into three groups to study effect of rumen protected fat supplementation on recovery of body weight during post partum period. Control group T1 was fed with a basal diet without bypass fat and treatment groups T2 and T3 were supplemented with bypass fat @ 100g/day/animal and 150g/day/animal, respectively. The average daily feeding cost in treatment T1, T2 and T3 were Rs. 160.85, 172.45, 178.25 respectively. The mean value of daily 6% FCM and total revenue in treatment T1, T2 and T3 were 13.68kg, 14.31kg, 15.12kg and Rs. 454.17, 475.09, 501.98 respectively. The realizable receipt was calculated based on the milk procurement price declared by local cooperative milk collection center. The return over feed cost was calculated taking difference of the realizable receipt by sale of milk and the total feed cost. The cost of feed was low in control group (Rs. 160.85) as compared to treatment group (Rs. 172.45, 178.25) but when compared to per kg production it was lower in bypass fat groups than control. So, net increased in revenue were Rs. 9.3 and 30.41 respectively and percentage increase in revenue in T2 and T3 were 3.2 and 10.37 percent respectively. So, it may be concluded that by incorporating supplementation of bypass fat it is possible to increase income of dairy farmers owing to more milk production and fat content. Farmers are typically paid on the basis of the fat content of the milk they are producing, hence increase in fat percent and yield and there will be corresponding increase in revenue of the dairy farmers.
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Harish Rohila, SK Chhikara, Amar Shroha and Sushil Kumar. Effect of feeding bypass fat on economics of milk production in early lactating Murrah buffaloes. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2019;6(1):33-36.