Users online: 1983    [ij] [ij] [ij] 
Email id

Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition
Year : 2011, Volume : 28, Issue : 4
First page : ( 385) Last page : ( 390)
Print ISSN : 0970-3209. Online ISSN : 2231-6744.

Nutritional and Reproductive Status of Heifers in District Kupwara of Kashmir Valley

Hussain Sajad, Ahmad Farooq, Ahmed Haidar Ali, Afzal Yasir

Division of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agril. Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shuhama, Alusteng, Srinagar-190006, India

Online published on 24 July, 2012.


An investigation was conducted in nine villages of Kupwara district to find out the macronutrient status (DM, DCP, TDN) of feeds and fodders, existing feeding practices and nutritional status of heifers. For this purpose fifteen farm families from each of nine villages were randomly selected for the study. Data was collected from the selected farmers through a questionnaire. The average body weight (kg) of heifers was 75.87 ± 2.25, 71.01 ± 1.40 and 68.71 ± 1.35 in Kupwara, Handwara and Karnah tehsils respectively. The daily intake of concentrate (kg) for heifers was 1.70 ± 0.18, 3.14 ± 0.12 and 0.59 ± 0.05 in Kupwara, Handwara and Karnah tehsil respectively. The daily intake of roughage (kg) was 3.50 ± 0.13, 3.68 ± 0.32 and 2.31 ± 0.28 in the respective tehsils. The daily DM intake was observed to be 22.9, 46.78 and 6.8% excess for heifers in Kupwara, Handwara and Karnah tehsils respectively. The daily DCP intake was deficit by 10.24 and 80.16 per cent in Kupwara and Karnah tehsils respectively while in Handwara tehsil DCP intake was 17.6 per cent surplus than their requirement. The daily intake of TDN was excess to the tone of 45.85, 60.0 and 18.54 per cent in the respective tehsils.



Nutrient availability, Reproductive status, Heifers, Kashmir valley.


║ Site map ║ Privacy Policy ║ Copyright ║ Terms & Conditions ║ Page Rank Tool
519,646,008 visitor(s) since 30th May, 2005.
All rights reserved. Site designed and maintained by DIVA ENTERPRISES PVT. LTD..
Note: Please use Internet Explorer (6.0 or above). Some functionalities may not work in other browsers.