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Pathology and Effect of Soil Nutrient Management in Berseem Var. BL-10 and Vit. A, Vit. D3, Vit. E Supplementation on Calf Growth and Calf Survival Rate

Dharam Prkash Shrivastava, Pramod Kumar Singh, Dharmendra Kumar Singh, Shiv Kumar Singh, Dinesh Singh.


Future of dairy farmers depends on the successful raising of the young calves. Main objective of this trial is the doubling farmer income by dairy farming, reduce the calf mortality and to reduce the age at first calving. On the basis of statistical analysis its found that there is significant variation is noticed among all parameters such as variation in length, girth, height and body weight. The mortality percent determined for calf during the study period was 6.66 percent. In the present study the calf mortality recorded at unorganised dairy farm was relatively low perhaps can be attributed to both good management, feeding practices. It is important that the calf is given nutritious feed in the form of balance ration, multivitamin and fodder from its initial stage of rumen development. This will ensure good milk yield when it becomes a cow or produce better germplasm when its becomes a bull.

Key words: Calf, Double Income, Mortality, Body Weight, Unorganized Dairy Farm

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