Functional Peculiarities of the Udder in Buffalo Cows
K. DIMOV, M. TZANKOVA and A. ALEXANDROV
Buffalo Research Institute with Biotechnology Center, BG-9700 Shoumen, Bulgaria
DIMOV, K., M. TZANKOVA and A. ALEXANDROV, 1999. Functional peculiarities of the udder in buffalo cows. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 5: 773-776
There has been carried out a study of the functional traits in buffalo crosses F1, R3 and R2 generation from the newly created buffalo population in Bulgaria.
The number of lactation has significantly influenced (P<0.00l) the functional traits of the udder characterizing the milking ability of the buffalo cows. The second factor which has been included – generation – has not significantly influenced only the trait – average minute yield of milk.
There has been ascertained that the highest LS-estimations of the effect number of lactation on the functional traits of the udder belong to the buffalo cows at third and more lactations compared to those at second and first lactation.
The buffalo cows crosses R2 generation have had highest LS-estimations of the functional traits of the udder, followed by R1 and F1 generation.
Key words: population, functional traits, average speed of milk delivery