Effect of Green Fodder Feeding on CB Milking Animals in Odisha

V.K Singh, A.K. Sinha, M.K. Tiwari, S.K. Singh, Vivek Singh, P.K Singh


Crossbred livestock depends mainly on sufficient availability of quality green fodder. The Feed and fodder is a major cost component of milk animal. It comprises the major protein supply for milk production. Therefore, cultivation of nutritious and high yielding fodder at reasonable price is inevitable. The fodder intervention in the programm area could bring changes in feeding management. With enhanced fodder availability for the milch animals by 7.331 kg per day which could increase the milk production by 22.76 % . On the other hand, concentrate feeding was reduced by 26.49 % from the present level. This feeding management approach could lead to an additional return of Rs 29.12 per day per milch animal to the livestock keepers participating in the ILDP programme.

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