Reproductive Traits in Berari Goats of Vidharbha Region of Maharashtra

  • Vaijnath B Kale Department of Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary and Animal Science, Akola (MS), India.
  • Chaitanya H Pawshe Department of Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary and Animal Science, Akola (MS), India.
  • Mahesh V Ingawale Department of Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary and Animal Science, Akola (MS), India.
  • Shyam G Deshmukh Department of Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary and Animal Science, Akola (MS), India.
  • Milind G Thorat Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary and Animal Science, Akola (MS), India.
  • Sunil P Waghmare Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary and Animal Science, Akola (MS), India.

Abstract

The objective of this study was to examine the different benchmarks of reproductive traits in Berari goats. The Berari goat was recently recognised as India’s 23rd goat breed at the national level. The study was carried out for 18 months on 12 female Berari goat kids. The different benchmarks of reproductive traits observed non-significant difference in single and twins born kids such as age at puberty, age at maturity, duration of estrus, average weight at conception, age at kidding, time required for kidding and gestation length, which were found within normal range for the other breeds of goat. It was concluded that the Berari goat breed has lower age at first estrus, age at first kidding and higher reproductive performance, which can be exploited for improving the breeding efficiency of local non-descript goat population.
Keywords: Berari goat, Estrus, Gestation, Puberty, Reproductive traits.

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Kale, V., C. Pawshe, M. Ingawale, S. Deshmukh, M. Thorat, and S. Waghmare. “Reproductive Traits in Berari Goats of Vidharbha Region of Maharashtra”. THE INDIAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY SCIENCES AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, Vol. 17, no. 01, Jan. 2021, pp. 82-84, doi:10.21887/ijvsbt.17.1.21.