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Effect of Non-Genetic Factors on the Growth Traits of Vrindavani Cattle

Govardhana Sagar, Amit Baranwal, Babulal Saini, Satish Kumar, Rajendra Prasad Athe.

Abstract
The present study was conducted to know the effects of the non-genetic factors like Period of Birth, Season of Birth and Sex of the claves on the various growth traits and for estimation of heritabilities of growth traits in the Vrindavani calves from August, 2006 to March, 2016. The data collected were consists of Birth weight (BW) and weight at 3 (WT3), 6 (WT6), 12 (WT12), 18 (WT18), 24(WT24) months of age. The data were analyzed by using Restricted Maximum Likelihood Method (REML) to estimate the variance and genetic Parameters. Period of birth and Season of Birth have significant (p

Key words: Vrindavani Cattle, Growth Traits, Non-Genetic Factors, Heritabilities



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