Improvement of fertility in cows and buffaloes

Production efficiency of dairy animals is largely dependent on reproductive performance. Deficiencies of trace minerals, vitamins, energy and protein are major contributors to poor fertility in dairy animals that results in heavy economic loss to farmers. Nutritional deficiency often results in delayed puberty, delayed post-partum oestrus, anoestrus, repeat breeding etc. However, true anoestrous and repeat breeding are most common reproductive disorders under Indian conditions.

Against this backdrop, NDDB is in process of developing a specialised feed that can cater essential nutrients for improving fertility in dairy cows and buffaloes. This would help achieve timely conception and reduce inter-calving interval in dairy animals and also improve profitability of dairy farmers.