Effect of Milk Urea Nitrogen of Dairy Cows in Relation to Breed

Document Type : Research/Original Article


1 Deputy Manager, ACI Godraj Ltd, Bangladesh

2 Department ofLivestock Production and Management,Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh

3 Department ofPharmacology and Toxicology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh

4 Department ofChemistry and Biochemistry, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh

5 Department ofPoultry Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh


Milk urea nitrogen (MUN) of dairy cows was determined in relation to breed. A total of forty (40) Pabna and red Chittagong dairy cattle each of twenty (20) were selected to know the milk composition, nutritional status and milk urea nitrogen. Live weight of Pabna Cattle (187±14 kg) was higher than that of red Chittagong cattle (174±4 kg). In Pabna cattle milk yield (4.94 kg), minerals (0.15%) and lactose (5.38%) is more than red Chittagong cattle milk yield (3.62 kg), minerals (0.12%) and lactose (5.37%) but fat (5.04%), protein (3.7%) and solid not fat (SNF) content (9.92%) was more in red Chittagong cattle than Pabna cattle fat (4.03%), protein (3.64%) and SNF (9.87%). The metabolic energy 74.93 MJ/day, dry matter 9.47 kg, crude protein 0.84 kg , ash 1.24 kg, crude fiber 2.18 kg and true digestible nutrient 5.43 kg was required for Pabna cattle and in red Chittagong cattle metabolic energy 72.60 MJ/day, dry matter 9.14 kg, crude protein 0.660kg , ash 1.16 kg, crude fiber 1.93 kg and true digestible nutrient 5.19 kg was required. Milk urea nitrogen (MUN) concentration was higher under in Pabna cattle (38.15 mg/dL) than red Chittagong cattle (RCC) (29.30 mg/dL). Milk urea nitrogen (MUN) differ Pabna cows and red Chittagong cows.


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  • Receive Date: 27 June 2014
  • Revise Date: 17 August 2014
  • Accept Date: 31 August 2014
  • First Publish Date: 01 June 2015