Year: 2021 | Month: October | Volume 11 | Issue 5

Efficacy of Area Specific Mineral Mixture and Vitamin AD3E Supplementation on Milk Production Performance of Dairy Cattle

A.S. Shinde Laxmi Chouhan Sanjeev Verma V.K. Verma L.S. Shekhawat
DOI:10.30954/2277-940X.05.2021.12

Abstract:

The present study was carried out to assess the effect of Area specific mineral mixture (ASMM) and Vitamin AD3E supplementation on milk production and composition of dairy cattle’s in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh. A total of thirty lactating dairy cattle (n=30) were divided into three groups (10 milch cows/group) viz., control, Treatment 1 and Treatment 2. Animals from control group were not supplemented any vitamin or minerals, animals from treatment group T1 were fed Vitamin AD3E only @5 grams/animal/day, while animal from T2 group were fed with Vitamin AD3E @5 grams/animal/day and area specific mineral mixture @ 100 grams/animal/day for a period of 100 days. Basal diet was same for all treatments. Milk yield of these animals were recorded by their owners and these values were averaged for 0-100 day’s interval. Milk components such as milk fat and milk solids not fat (SNF) were also evaluated from milk samples collected daily and economy of the each treatment calculated. Area specific mineral mixture along with Vitamin AD3E supplemented animals showed significant increase in milk yield, Fat% and SNF% as compared to only Vitamin supplemented and Control group of animals. Also benefit cost ratio of milk production was also found significantly higher (p<0.05) in ASMM and Vitamin supplemented dairy animals as compared to only Vitamin supplemented and control group.

Highlights

  • Feeding of ASMM and Vit. AD3E increased milk yield, Fat% and SNF% in dairy cattles.
  • ASMM and Vit. AD3E supplementation increased benefit cost ratio of milk production.


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