Methane emission reduction in India through balanced feeding and breed improvement programmes - Study 4 in Maharashtra state
|Source : National Dairy Development Board of India (NDDB)|
The NDDB tested a ration balancing programme in six states. As part of the programme field studies were conducted in different parts of the country including the Nanded district of Maharashtra State.
Considering the availability of feed resources with the milk producers and the stage of lactation balanced rations worked out for the milch animals. In the study, the average methane emission were reduced by 19.38% in terms of g/kg milk yield in observed lactating buffaloes (n=26) which was significantly (P<0.01) lower as compared to the baseline emissions. Balancing of ration significantly (P<0.01) improved the milk yield (kg/day) and milkfat (%) in buffaloes.
- Mr Manget Ram Garg
National Dairy Development Board of India (NDDB)
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