Effect of Supplementation of Milk Dhara on Milk Yield and Milk Composition in Graded Murrah Buffaloes
Keywords:Fat; 6% FCM yield; Milk Dhara; Protein; SNF; Total Solids
The experiment was carried out to study the effect of feeding Milk Dhara supplement on milk yield and composition in lactating buffaloes. Twelve multiparous (2nd/3rd lactation) graded Murrah buffaloes (450 ± 25 kg) in mid lactation (3-4 months) were divided into two groups of six animals each (control and treatment). Animals in both the groups received a basal diet comprising of Hybrid Napier, paddy straw and concentrates while the buffaloes in the treatment group were fed same basal diet plus Milk Dhara (M/S Zydus AHL, Ahmedabad) containing rumen stable bypass fat and protein at 100 g/buffalo/day. Results revealed that milk yield (kg/d), 6% FCM yield (kg/d) and all milk constituents except SNF % increased significantly with addition of supplement containing rumen bypass fat and protein in the diet. Thus, it can be concluded that supplementation of Milk Dhara at 100g/buffalo/day improved milk yield and milk composition in graded Murrah buffaloes.
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