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Factors Affecting the Birth Weight of Cholistani Cattle Calves
F. Shahzad*, M. Yaqoob1, M. Younas1, U. Farooq, F. Sher2, M. Asim2, S. Qamar2, M. Akbar3 and    I. Irshad4
University College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, 1Department of Livestock Management, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, 2Govt. Livestock Farm, Jugait Peer, Bahawalpur, 3Department of Statistics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan, 4University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan *Corresponding Author:


Effect of year, season and lactation number on birth weight of Cholistani calves was determined by analyzing the data of 709 cows recorded at Government Livestock Farm, Jugait Peer, district Bahawalpur during the years 1999-2007. The Cholistani calves showed a mean birth weight of 19.13 ± 0.06 kg and was significantly affected by year (P<0.05), calf sex (P<0.01) and lactation number (P<0.05). Male calves were heavier than the female (19.53 vs 19.04 kg).

Key words: Birth weight, Calves, Cholistan, Environment, Fodder, Season


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