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Reproductive performance of Murrah crossed buffalo at Buffalo Breeding Centre, Telupid, Sabah


Ahamad Suhaimi, Ahmad Zulhizri and Saad, Mohd Zamri (2012) Reproductive performance of Murrah crossed buffalo at Buffalo Breeding Centre, Telupid, Sabah. In: 7th Seminar in Veterinary Sciences, 27 Feb.-2 Mar. 2012, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia. .


This study was conducted to determine the reproductive performance and the relationship between the rainfall pattern and the calf mortality of Murrah crossed buffalo managed in extensive farming system in Buffalo Breeding Centre Telupid Sabah. Retrospective data (2004-2011) of calving rate, pregnancy rate and calving interval were collected and analyzed using Microsoft Excel and SPSS software 16.0. Calf births and mortality data and the rainfall records from 2009 to 2011 were also collected and analyzed. The results showed that the mean calving rate was 25%; mean pregnancy rate was 43.6% and mean calving interval was 25.36 months. There was no significant difference detected between rainfall pattern and calf mortality although they were positively correlated (r > 0). Calf birth and mortality were highest during the rainy months each year (October to January). The buffalo also had a longer average calving interval of 740 days and this could be contributed by the nutrition provided and environmental condition of the farm (rainfall, ambient temperature) as well as the fertility of the bull and the dam themselves. It can be concluded that the buffalos in the extensive farm were not performing to their highest reproductive performance when compared with other reports on buffalo reproduction managed extensively.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Keywords: Murrah buffalo; Calving interval; Calf mortality; Pregnancy rate; Reproductive performance
Depositing User: Azizan Arshad
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2013 02:02
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2016 04:45
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/26793
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