HD Kuchekar, UY Bhoite and SU Bhoite, Dr. US Gaikwad, Dr. KP Shinde
The present investigation was carried out with the objective of performance appraisal of Phule Triveni cattle with respect to reproduction and production traits. The performance records of 324 Phule Triveni cattle sired by 44 bulls were collected for reproduction and production traits spread over a period of 43 years (1975-2017) from Research Cum Development Project on Cattle, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Dist. Ahmednagar (Maharashtra State). The overall least squares means for age at first calving (AFC), first service period (FSP), first dry period (FDP), first calving interval (FCI) and first lactation 300 days milk yield (FL300DMY) were 956.00±11.37 days, 134.32±5.12 days, 84.91±3.89 days, 421.63±5.65 days and 2410.61±55.87 kg, respectively in Phule Triveni cattle. Further, the least square analysis revealed on non-significant effect of season of calving. The effect of period of calving was found to be highly significant on AFC, FSP, FL300DMY, FDP and FCI. However, the sire was found to be significant (P<0.05) effect on FSP, FCI, FL300DMY and FDP. The heritability of all traits was moderate in magnitude which indicated these traits are more influenced by selection. The highly significant genetic and phenotypic correlation was found between production and reproduction traits.
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