TWO YEAR OBSERVATION ON PRODUCTION AND GROWTH OF A HERD OF DWARF GOATS KEPT MOSTLY ON KALLAR GRASS (LEPTOCHLOA FUSCA) AT BIOSALINE RESEARCH SUBSTATION LAHORE
Authors: Abdul Majeed Cheema, Anwarul Islam, Shahnaz A. Khanum, Mumtaz Ali and Mujtaba Naqvi
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In specific project orientiated experimental studies a herd of dwarf goats has been kept at Bio-Saline Research Substation (BSRS), Rakh Dera Chal, Lahore District; of Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (NIAB) comprised Kallar grass alongwith minor proportions of other fodder materials. Kallar grass is being grown at BSRS with the objective of reclamation and improvement of the salinity affected soil. A two year observation of production and growth of the herd under Substation conditions is being presented. At the beginning of observation period 43 adult population included 31 females, 10 males and two infertile females. Total number of pregnancies during observation period was 97, it included 3 abortions and 94 full term deliveries. Kidding included 40 single, 24 twin and 2 triplet births. Maximum number of deliveries were observed in June followed by in the month of October and November. High mortality was observed in winter and inclusively of kids.