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Natural fodder species and analysis for diet pattern in
breeding tract of Kathani cattle in Maharashtra

SAJAL KULKARNI, SUREKHA KALE, R.L. BHAGAT, A.B. PANDE AND D.K. KULKARNI

ABSTRACT : Most commonly available fodder species of breeding tract of Kathani cattle in Maharashtra are collected and
nutritionally analyzed and found to have protein ranging from 4.73 per cent to 13.39 per cent, fibre from 23.57 per cent to 34.44 per
cent, oil from 0.21 per cent to 10.21 per cent. Almost all samples have silica less than 5 per cent. This shows the tremendous
variation in locally available fodder species. This also indicate the facts of fodder species available locally which we need to tell
the farmers to adjust the feeding quantities according to the nutritional analysis and the availability of the fodder. This small study
also shows the importance of forest in raising the cattle population with low inputs at farmers conditions.


KEY WORDS : Fodder species, Kathani cattle, Nutritional analysis, Vidarbha region, Maharashtra


HOW TO CITE THIS PAPER : Kulkarni, Sajal, Kale, Surekha, Bhagat, R.L., Pande, A.B. and Kulkarni, D.K. (2016). Natural fodder species and
analysis for diet pattern in breeding tract of Kathani cattle in Maharashtra. Res. J. Animal Hus. & Dairy Sci., 7(1) : 24-27 : DOI: 10.15740/HAS/
RJAHDS/7.1/24-27.

Address for correspondence :
D.K. Kulkarni, BAIF Development Research Foundation, CRS, Uralikanchan
PUNE (M.S.) INDIA
Email : dilipkkulkarni@gmail.com
Associated Authors’ :
Sajal Kulkarni, Surekha Kale, R.L. Bhagat and A.B. Pande, BAIF Development
Research Foundation, CRS, Uralikanchan PUNE (M.S.) INDIA

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