Cow bred in Ludhiana creates national record in milk production

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Ludhiana, July 28 (ANI): A crossbred cow in Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University's (GADVASU) dairy farm in Ludhiana sets a national record by producing 10,493 litres of milk in 305 days.

Bred at the GADVASU, the cow has genes of a Danish Holstein Friesian bull.

It is the best milk production by a crossbred cow at any of the government institutional dairy farms in the country and is comparable to the milk yield of cows in countries like USA, Israel and Denmark, considered the best dairy producers.

"This is a cross bred cow, it has been bred here. It has created a national record by producing 10,493 litres of milk in a period of 305 days," said M.L. Mehra, principal investigator, government-funded Cross Breeding project at GADVASU.

Numbered FC 1133, and born in 2003, this is the cow's third lactating period and is expected to produce over 12,000 litres of milk before this period ends.

It inherits 87.5 percent Holstein Friesian, 6.25 per cent Red Dane and 6.25 per cent of Sahiwal breeds.

The GADVASU dairy farm established under a government-funded Cross Breeding project has a herd of crossbred cows with an average lactation yield of 5,877 kg. By Karan Kapoor (ANI)

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