Acceptance of UREA Molasses Block Technology Transfer on Lactating Cows in Muktagacha
Md. Taibur Rahman, Farhana Habib & Md. Saiful Islam
The Study was conducted at Muktagacha upazila of Mymensingh district in Bangladesh for a period of 9 months (From February to October, 2018) with 12 indigenous lactating cows to evaluate the performance of UMB technology by the farmers of Muktagacha upazila at Mymensingh district. Twelve indigenous cows were taken under this study from the village of Rajpur and Garaikuti of Muktagacha upazila under Mymensingh district. The cows were divided randomly into two groups having 5 animals in each group. One is control and another is UMB group. Six lactating cows of control group supplied with basal feeds without supplemented and six lactating cows of supplemented group supplied with basal feeds with the basal feeds plus 500g/d/cow UMB. Dry matter intake was measured 30 days interval and postpartum heat period were also recorded regularly, dry matter intake was significantly (p<0.01) higher than that of control group, live weight changes was measured at 90 days interval. The study findings net weight gain of control and supplemented groups were 1.33±0.80 and 7.00±0.26.Average daily milk yields during the experimental period were 1.84±0.05 in control and 2.45+-0.05 in supplemented group. Body Condition Score and daily milk yield were measured at 7 days interval. The average body condition score of control and supplemented groups were 2.39±0.08, 2.59±0.12; respectively. Calving to first estrus, calving to first service, Service per conception, calving to conception and calving to subsequent calving interval of control and supplemented groups were 138.33±5; 86.67±3; 138.33±5, 87.67±3;1.83±0.31, 1.33±0.21; 155.83±4; 93.67±4 and 435.83±4; 367.17±6 respectively. It can be concluded that UMB may be used for improving milk production and fertility of local cows under the village condition of Bangladesh.
Key words: UMB technology, Basal dose, Participation, Poverty and Alleviation.
|Title:||Acceptance of UREA Molasses Block Technology Transfer on Lactating Cows in Muktagacha|
|Author:||Md. Taibur Rahman, Farhana Habib & Md. Saiful Islam|
|Journal Name:||International Journal of Science and Business|
|ISSN:||ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)|
|Date of Publication:||06/12/2019|
|Paper Type:||Research Paper|
Cite This Article:
Md. Taibur Rahman, Farhana Habib and Md. Saiful Islam (2019). Acceptance of UREA Molasses Block Technology Transfer on Lactating Cows in Muktagacha . International Journal of Science and Business, 3(6), 319-324. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3565683
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About Author (s)
Md. Taibur Rahman, Senior Assistant Director, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), Dhaka.
Farhana Habib, Palli Karma- Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), Dhaka.
Md. Saiful Islam (Corresponding Author), Department of Agricultural Extension and Information System, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.