1. Animal Husbandry

Explore the Profitable Business of Cattle Rearing

Professor Rajendra Kumar
Professor Rajendra Kumar
Cattle Rearing in India

Cow rearing is an area that can be accepted as a profession.  The sector is getting a lot of encouragement from the government.  Today, banks are lending money through government schemes to buy cows and build stables.  The government has come up with schemes to provide insurance cover in case of the loss due to illness or death.  In short, the dairy sector is a flawless business sector that can do without losses.

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There are a few things to keep in mind when raising  cows.  Stable construction, different types of feed to be given to the cow and best cattle breeds for rearing are all essential for the success of cattle rearing.  One of the most important of these is cow's diet, especially the diet of postpartum cows.  All of this needs to be done scientifically.

The purpose of this article is to discuss the diet of cows after calving.  It is not possible to raise cows by giving the same food every day.  They have separate diets for each stage of childbirth.

The milking time of cows is ten months.  Dietary changes should be made during lactation and drying.  The first stage is 70 days postpartum.  This is usually the time when milk production increases.  Low fat milk is available at this time.  By 19 days, milk production is at its highest.  But after childbirth, the stomach may not be ready enough to receive food.  Cows generally do not feel very hungry at this time.  But milk production requires more nutrients.  Therefore, low nutrient intake should be given at this time.  Half a kilogram of feed should be given at intervals within two months  after delivery.

The second stage is 12 to 24 weeks.  Care should be taken to give adequate supply of hay and straw at this time as it is time for the cow to take more feed.  Mineral supplements should be given along with fodder. More attention should be paid during this time as postpartum hunger and digestive system return to normal.

The third stage is the time from the time mentioned earlier until the milk dries.  This is the time when milk production is declining.  Therefore, it is advisable to have a low cost diet.

The fourth stage is the period before the next calving when there is no milk at all.  Do not neglect the diet of cows as they do not give milk.  Farmers should take care to get more milk in the next calving and prevent diseases. Anionic salts, vitamins A, D, E and niacin should be given at this time.

The fifth stage is the two weeks before calving. It is important to remember that the postpartum diet should be introduced into the cow's stomach during this time.

Care should be taken in feeding pattern and in breed selection and breed selection.  Farmers also need to be prepared to follow the advice of a veterinarian from time to time if cow rearing is to be successful.

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