Pramod Sharma, Sunil Nayak, RPS Baghel, Anju Nayak, Biswajit Roy, Aditya Mishra, Ankur Khare, Ravi Prakash Pal and Sanjay Shukla
A study was conducted to find out the effect of meteorological variables (i.e
. temperature, humidity, wind velocity, day length and temperature humidity index) on milk production in lactating buffaloes fed on linseed oil and whole linseed. Eighteen lactating Murrah buffaloes were divided into three equal groups (T0
) considering their body weight (516.50±9.53 kg), milk production (7.55±0.3 kg), fat (6.67±0.29 %) and stage of lactation (2 weeks post-partum). Buffaloes in all the three groups were fed a similar mixed basal diet, comprising of wheat straw, green fodder and concentrate. Buffaloes in T0
group were fed total mixed basal diet, comprising of wheat straw, green fodder and concentrate (69.03:30.97; roughage: concentrate ratio) to fulfill nutrient requirement of animals. The treatments consisted of basal ration supplemented with 250 g/d of linseed oil (T1
), or supplemented with 570 g/d of whole linseed (T2
). The feeding of experimental diets was started at 15 days postpartum and total experimental feeding done for 60 days. However, the data were recorded for the period of 180 days. Meteorological variable were recorded daily at the livestock farm during the experimental period. It was be concluded that rise in atmospheric temperature and humidity ultimately increases the temperature humidity index (THI) which affect the feed intake, heat dissipation and other physiological processes, thereby creating conditions of stress on milk yield.
Pramod Sharma, Sunil Nayak, RPS Baghel, Anju Nayak, Biswajit Roy, Aditya Mishra, Ankur Khare, Ravi Prakash Pal and Sanjay Shukla. Effect of meteorological variables on milk production in lactating buffaloes fed on linseed oil and whole linseed. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(1S):08-11.