Sunil Kumar Meena, Prakash Chandra Sharma, Samita Saini, Amit Kumar Meena, Yogendra Kumar Meena, Priyanka Swami, Devkishan Gurjar, Vachaspati Narayan
Evaluation of non-genetic factors on semen production potential of bulls on 379 ejaculates from Surti maintained at Frozen Semen Bank (FSB), India for the period of two years from 2017-18 was analyzed. The Semen characteristics were drawn from Information Network for Animal Productivity & Health (INAPH) application maintained at FSB, Bassi, jaipur and National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). Data revealed that average semen volumes were 2.32±0.06 mL, Motility 69.11±0.38, Concentration 1027.80±28.82, Total Ejaculation Volume 27.72±0.17, Semen Concentration Per Dose 20.45±1.28, Post Thaw Motility 49.85±0.16 in Surti. Non genetic factors viz. season, period, breed, order and age of bulls showed a significant difference in the various semen parameters. Seasonal analysis revealed autumn and winter as favorable seasons for higher quantity and quality semen production with a significant difference. Also, significant difference in ejaculation order in descending order was reported. Surti may be considered as a preferred breed in the semi arid conditions of the state.
semen volume, motility, SCPD, sperm concentration TEV and PTM
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Sunil Kumar Meena, Prakash Chandra Sharma, Samita Saini, Amit Kumar Meena, Yogendra Kumar Meena, Priyanka Swami, Devkishan Gurjar, Vachaspati Narayan. (2023) Evaluation of Non-genetic Factors on Semen Production Potential of Surti Bulls Under Semi Arid Conditions. International Journal of Agricultural Science, 8, 185-190