AN EXPLORATIVE STUDY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF ORGANIC FARMING MODELS.K. Das, S.K. Singh and M.A. Khan
Two crossbred low yielding milch cows were maintained in loose housing under the organic farming project and their performances were studied in the system. One hectare of land was brought under organic Farming. 50% land was earmarked for cereal crop ie paddy, wheat in different season, 20% land for fishery, 20% land for horticultural crop and 10% land was kept for dairy and fodder production. Overall mean yield of morning milk, evening milk and total milk per cow was found to be 3.966, 2.936 and 6.902 kg respectively. Average daily intake of dry roughage, green roughage and concentrate per cow was 4.504, 7.134 and 6.371 kg respectively. Av daily yield of dung was 12.891 kg. Highest total milk yield of cow (10.450 kg) was recorded in the month April. Higher milk yield during the month April was due to availability green fodder. Multiple Regression analysis of data indicated that daily milk yield of cow increases by 339 g (P < 0.01) and 811 g (P < 0.01) per kg increase of green roughage intake and concentrate intake.
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