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Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 1990;3(4): 287-292.
https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1990.287    Published online December 1, 1990.
Present status of buffaloes and their productivity in Bangladesh
M. O. Faruque, M. A. Hasnath, N. N Siddique
1.86 million (Indigenous river, swamp, and swamp X river type) buffaloes are distributed mainly in the plain land, sugarcane belt and coastal area of Bangladesh and are raised by the small farm holders. Buffaloes per house-hold ranges from 5.79 to 2.12. Height at wither is 123 3.09 and 112.5 2.15 cm for buffaloes of central and eastern region respectively. Growth rate of buffalo calves ranges from 360 to 340 g/day. Late maturity (1411.58 43.01 d) along with long life span facilitates farmers to use buffaloes longer period. Average daily milk yield is 2.32 0.63 L with average lactation yield of 730 90 l for 328 28.76 d. Both male and female individuals are used for draught purpose. A pair of buffalo can prepared 0.23 0.06 ha of land daily and can work for 6.1 0.78 hr.
Keywords: Distribution; Types; Productivity

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