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Performance Evaluation of Jersey Cattle at Islamabad
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 Title & Authors
Performance Evaluation of Jersey Cattle at Islamabad
Khan, R.N.;
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 Abstract
Performance data (from 1985 to 2000) of Jersey cattle imported from USA and maintained at Islamabad, Pakistan were evaluated. The purpose of this study was to assess the genetic merit of Jersey breed under Pakistani environment for further propagation. Cows with at least two calvings were considered for this study; records on 50 daughter-dam pairs were available on production and reproduction performance traits for genetic evaluation. The average age at first calving in parents was m as compared to m in progeny. Calving interval in parents and progeny was and d; lactation length and d; lactation milk yield and lit respectively. All these differences were found to be statistically significant except lactation length. The correlations between age at first calving and total lactation milk was -0.25, between calving interval and total lactation milk yield was 0.14, and between lactation length and total lactation milk yield was 0.79. The of these traits were low indicating important role of environment in expressing the genetic potential of animals. The S.E of of all the traits was high due to large variation in data.
 Keywords
Genetic Evaluation;Heritability;Correlations;Lactation Milk Yield;
 Language
English
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