Effect of Supplementation of Milk Dhara on Milk Yield and Milk Composition in Graded Murrah Buffaloes
Srinivas Kumar Dhulipalla, Venkateswarlu Swarna, Raja Kishore Konka
The experiment was carried out to study the effect of feeding Milk Dhara supplement on milk yield and composition in lactating buffaloes. Twelve multiparous (2nd/3rd lactation) graded Murrah buffaloes (450 ± 25 kg) in mid lactation (3-4 months) were divided into two groups of six animals each (control and treatment). Animals in both the groups received a basal diet comprising of Hybrid Napier, paddy straw and concentrates while the buffaloes in the treatment group were fed same basal diet plus Milk Dhara (M/S Zydus AHL, Ahmedabad) containing rumen stable bypass fat and protein at 100 g/buffalo/day. Results revealed that milk yield (kg/d), 6% FCM yield (kg/d) and all milk constituents except SNF % increased significantly with addition of supplement containing rumen bypass fat and protein in the diet. Thus, it can be concluded that supplementation of Milk Dhara at 100g/buffalo/day improved milk yield and milk composition in graded Murrah buffaloes.