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Comparison of three time milking with two time milking in murrah buffaloes

Comparison of three time milking with two time milking in murrah buffaloes

Indian Journal of Animal Research 19(1): 29-32

In a switchover experiment, under similar conditions of feeding and management, 8 Murrah buffaloes yielding 6.4 to 12.1 kg milk a day were subjected to 2 and 3-time milkings. Only 6 buffaloes could be successfully milked 3-times, the remaining 2 failed to respond to the changed milking management. Buffaloes milked 3-times a day took more time to let the milk down during noon and evening milkings and the milking rates at these hours were also low. By 3-time milking there was a non-significant increase of 2.3% in milk yield over 2-time milking. The appetite for dry matter and the average daily productions of fat, TS and SNF under the two milking managements remained similar.

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