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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (1283) Last page : (1287)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5814

Seasonal Variation of Calving in Murrah Buffalo at Organized Dairy Farm

Pankaj Gunwant1, Anand Kumar Pandey2*, Inderjeet Singh3, J. B. Phogat2, Sandeep Kumar1 and Sunil Kumar4
1Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics,
2Veterinary Clinical Complex,
3ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffalo, Hisar 125 004, Haryana, India
4Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Veterinary Science, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar 125 004, Haryana, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: dranandpandey@gmail.com
Received: 30.09.2017  |  Revised: 26.10.2017   |  Accepted: 1.11.2017  


The present study was conducted on 190 Murrah buffaloes maintained at organized dairy farms. Keeping in view the climatological data, the year was divided into two seasons: winter (August to January) and summer (February to July). The results of present study indicated that calving in Murrah buffaloes occurred throughout the year. However, maximum calving recorded in the months of September and October, 11.57% and 13.15%, respectively. While lowest percentage of calvings was reported in the months of May and June, 5.26% and 5.78%, respectively. On the basis of season, majority of calving was observed between July and January. Analysis of variance showed a significant effect (p<0.05) of month and season on calving. Similarly, maximum percentage of buffaloes exhibit estrous in the month of November and December while, minimum percentage was recorded during March and May. In conclusion, buffaloes have tendency to mate and calve more in the days with shorter photoperiod as compared to days with longer photoperiod.

Key words: Buffalo, Calving, Estrous, Seasonality.

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Cite this article: Gunwant, P., Pandey, A.K., Singh, I., Phogat, J.B., Kumar, S. and Kumar, S., Seasonal Variation of Calving in Murrah Buffalo at Organized Dairy Farm, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 1283-1287 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5814