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Estimation of 305-day yield from total milk yields in Bunaji and Friesian-Bunaji crosses


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Malau-Aduli, AEO and Abubakar, BY 1992 , 'Estimation of 305-day yield from total milk yields in Bunaji and Friesian-Bunaji crosses' , Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, vol. 19, no. 2 , pp. 141-145 .

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Lactation data of 207 cows comprising of 91 Bunaji and 116 Friesian-Bunaji crosses milking for over 305 days were analysed on the basis of average daily yield (ADY), actual 305-day yield (A305), total yield (TY) and lactation length (LL). The objective was to fit a suitable equation that would estimate 305-day yield from TY and to develop estimation factors. The linear regression equations for estimating 305-day yield TY are:
Y = 1895.229 + 0.804TY (R2 = 0.971) and Y = 366.176 + 0.775TY (R2 = 0.827) for Bunaji and Friesian-Bunaji cows, respectively. Various combinations of TY, ADY and LL were used in multiple regressions to estimate 305-day yield with R2 values of over 90%. Factors for the estimation of 305-day yield from cows lactating for periods between 305 to 350 days were developed from the fitted equations.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Malau-Aduli, AEO and Abubakar, BY
Keywords: Total milk yield, 305-day milk yield, regression equations, multiplicative factors, Bunaji, Friesian-Bunaji crosses
Journal or Publication Title: Nigerian Journal of Animal Production
ISSN: 0331-2064
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