|Better Milk yield compared to available Indicus cattle breed.||Poor tolerance to summer heat & post summer high Humidity- Air Temp. situations||CB scope lies for farming where the quality of vet. Service good & assured.||A. Fiscal set back due to:-
1. Low feed efficiency.
2. High Morbidity%
3. High Mortality%
4. Poor milk price.
B. Warrants Frequent restocking due to:-
1.High Calf mortality%
2. Heifer production costly
C. Unworthy stock
Incurable diseases like mastitis compels culling of high yielders.
Treated Animals act as carriers & pose permanent threat to herd in making them disease prone.
|CB more docile than Indicus||Poor disease resistance i.e. To Mastitis, Theileriosis and Tryps, FMD, & Foot rot.||CB farms suitable when used for training and motivation.|
|Jersy better Prolific than Indicus||Incidence of Milk fever as to zero in Indicus cattle.||Can be used in NGO & Govt. program for restocking, as a part of rehab-activities of temporary nature.|
|Has Govt. policy priority.||High incidence of breeding problems & failures.|
|Less incidence of hard milker cows||Less versatile to food shortage & inferior quality.|
|Male calves less worth.|
|High calf mortality|
|Low reproductive life span.|
|Hard to maintain blood level of GoO policy specified level.|
|Less incidence of Short lactations and lactation failures.||Can’t reach Full blood or rear Pure cattle|
|Low feed efficiency.|
|Less rearing cost for female calves due to Shorter maturity leading to Younger age at first calving,||Consumer reluctance to A-1 milk|
|Less Fat %|
|Slow herd growth|
Note: Study took farming with Jersey/Holstein mixed compared to Indian milch breed cattle.
- Holstein and Jersey donor be withdrawn.
- Let a trial be made using proven donors of Bos.indicus.
- Poor, little aware dairy farmers be sensitized on the issues
- Cattle breeding policy be suitably amended
- Model DPRs be formulated for ease of understanding.