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Reproductive performance of Mafriwal dairy cattle

Good reproductive performance of lactating dairy cows is essential for profitable milk production. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of three genetic groups of Holstein blood inheritance (M60, M70, and M80) on reproductive traits. Calving to first heat, calving to first insemination, calving to conception, calving intervals and number of inseminations per conception were observed for 72 MAFRIWAL crossbred dairy cows.   The data used in this study were extracted from Dairy Champ system in PTH Air Hitam dairy farm, Johor.   The result indicated that the length from calving to first heat, and calving to conception was significantly (p<0.05) shorter for M70, 43.7 + 5.6 days and 117.3 + 11.9 days respectively than other groups. Although there were no significant difference (p>0.05), M70 has shown  shorter length interval of 74.7+6.6 days and 379.1+12.5 days respectively for calving to first insemination and calving interval.  No significant difference were observed in all groups for number of inseminations per conception. The results indicated that good reproductive performance are shown in MAFRIWAL crossbred dairy cows that carried 70 percent Holstein blood inheritance compared to other genetic groups.   However, further studies are required on other production performance such as milk production and health status to determine which genetic group performed better in overall production performance of crossbred dairy cows in Malaysian environment.  

Keywords; Reproductive, MAFRIWAL, Holstein, genetic    

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Shariffah Nazari. Reproductive performance of Mafriwal dairy cattle. 30th Veterinary Association of Malaysia (VAM) Congress. 19th-20th October, 2018. Hilton Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.(Abstract of Rapid Oral Presentation).

*Shariffah Nazari, Mastura Yaacob, Nor Aini Warzukni, Muhamad Ali Hanapiah Abd Manap, Chandrawathani Panchadcharam, Wan Ahmad Kamil Wan Nik  Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia  *Corresponding Author: shariffahnazari@dvs.gov.my 


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