ICT Based Animal Fertility Management Model in Private Dairy Farm
1. Department of Animal Husbandry Extension, College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar-385506, Gujarat, India
2. Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar-385506, Gujarat, India
Animal Molecular Breeding, 2012, Vol. 2, No. 1 doi: 10.5376/amb.2012.02.0001
Received: 19 Sep., 2012 Accepted: 25 Sep., 2012 Published: 26 Sep., 2012
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Ghasura et al., 2012, ICT Based Animal Fertility Management Model in Private Dairy Farm, Animal Molecular Breeding, Vol.2, No.1, 1-6 (doi: 10.5376/amb.2012.02.0001)
Reproductive efficiency of the dairy herd is important for the economic success of the cattle owners and dairy operations in rural India. Artificial insemination is a scientific reproductive technology that is popular in the dairy industry. Efficient heat detection management and correct insemination timing are crucial issues that play pivotal roles in reproduction. The timing of insemination must ensure that the fertile life of sperms and eggs are synchronized. There are many reasons for the failure of artificial insemination or natural service. A sample paper of cattle owners shows that large percentage of the owners miss heat period and except some kind of arrangement that intimates them regarding heat period. Challenge is to intimate the concerned persons on time regarding the heat period. This paper focuses on the information needed and how communication technology can be helpful to intimate concerned people about heat period and status of the cattle. Based on facts of this paper we proposed the information and communication based model to manage heat period, insemination and fertility. We have developed software as a part of the model. This low cost solution can be helpful to improve the fertility of the dairy herd and economy of owners.
Herd management software; Information communication technology (ICT); Dairy farm