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Growth, Productive and Reproductive Performance of Goats in Tribal Areas of Rajasthan

Prakash Chandra Regar, Madan Lal Kamboj, Kuladip Prakash Shinde.


Abstract

The aim of present study was to assess Growth, Productive and Reproductive Performance of Goats in Tribal Areas of Rajasthan. A total of 120 tribal goat farmers were selected from 12 villages of 6 blocks in 3 tribal dominated districts viz., Banswara, Dungarpur and Udaipur. Ten farmers from each village were selected purposively based on the number of goats. The average body weight at birth, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months of age were 2.48 ± 0.05, 12.10 ± 0.15, 16.63 ± 0.29, 21.11 ± 0.28 and 25.92 ± 0.13 kg/ in male goat respectively, whereas, in females, it was 2.01 ± 0.04, 10.85 ± 0.14, 16.79 ± 0.27, 20.16 ± 0.15 and 23.43 ± 0.15 kg/female goat, respectively. The ADG in males goats in the farmers flock from birth to 3 months, 3- 6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 month and overall birth to 12 months were 99.99, 64.41, 52.63, 45.41 and 65.61 gm respectively, whereas, in females, values of ADG from birth to 3 months, 3 - 6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 month and overall (birth to 12 month) were 95.59, 66.78, 45.63, 46.48 and 63.62 (gm), respectively. The overall daily milk yield (ml/goat), total lactation yield (lit), lactation length (days) and weight of buck at sale (kg) was 608.41 ± 10.62, 75.73 ± 0.81, 137.27 ± 2.66 and 25.40 ± 0.35, respectively. The overall service period (days), dry period (days), kidding interval (days) and gestation period (days) and age at first kidding (months) was 123.85±1.81, 65.17±1.36, 218.05±2.87, 148.65±1.12 and 18.24±0.15 respectively.

Key words: Growth, Productive performance, Reproductive performance, Tribal area, Goat farming






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