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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : (257) Last page : (260)
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Effect of Composite Feed Additive on Weekly Milk Yield, Fat Corrected Milk and Fat Protein Corrected Milk Yield in Buffaloes

Kiran1,2* and Avijit Dey2

1Animal Nutrition Division, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India
2ANFT Division, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar, Haryana, India
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Received: 9.07.2018  |  Revised: 13.08.2018   |  Accepted: 20.08.2018



The study was conducted to examine the effect of composite feed additive on fluctuation in weekly milk yield, fat corrected milk (FCM) and fat protein corrected milk (FPCM) in lactating Murrah buffaloes. Study was conducted in ICAR-CIRB, Hisar buffalo farm. A total of 18 Murrah lactating buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) (avg. milk yield 10.83± 1.56 kg)  and (avg. live weight, 507.24 ± 44.18 kg; parity, 2-5) at early stage (30 days)  of lactation were selected and divided into two groups of 8 animals each using a completely randomized block design. They were allocated into two dietary groups, control and treatment containing basal feed without or with composite feed additives, respectively. Composite feed additive (CFA) was fed @ 2.5% of total dry matter intake in the CFA fed group along with concentrate mixture. Fresh drinking water was offered ad libitum. Initial milk yield (kg d-1) of both the groups were similar (p>0.05). Although there are differences in milk yield (kg d-1) throughout the study, it was comparable (p>0.05) statistically between control and treatment groups. The values for weekly averages of 6% fat corrected milk (FCM) yield and fat protein corrected milk yield (FPCM) were also remained comparable between the groups.

Key words: Milk yield, Fat corrected milk (FCM), Fat protein corrected milk (FPCM), Composite feed additive, Buffaloes

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Cite this article: Kiran and Dey, A., Effect of composite feed additive on weekly milk yield, fat corrected milk and fat protein corrected milk yield in buffaloes, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(4): 257-260 (2018). doi: