Table 8: Summary of breed performance of animals used for milk production in Cameroon

  Breed

Birth weight, kg

Daily gain from 13 to 41 weeks, kg

Age at 1st Calving, days

calving rates, %

Calving interval, days

Lactation length,
days

Number of Insemination per conception

Milk yield per day of lactation, kg

Milk yield,
kg

Mortality
birth o 36 months, %

Gudali(G)

22.5a

0.35a

1440

75

511

140

   

373

3.5

Red Fulani(RF)

21.5a

0.43a

 

76.9b

 

114b

 

2.4a

513b
295a

4.7c

White Fulani(WF)

22.3a

0.27a

 

76.1

444

175

 

2.8a

536
465a

4.6

Jersey( J)

16.8a

0.39a

924

79.5

419

315

 

8a

2681

8.9 to 26

Boran(B)

   

600e

     

2e

 

3155

 

Holstein(H)

32.7a

0.44a

964

75.4

472

329

2.4e

11.5a

3202a
3471b
4750e

12.7 to 38

HXG(F1)

   

780

78.9

399

282

   

1575

6.3 to 20

HXRF (F1)

   

927

87.5

403

221

   

1551

5.8

JXWF(F1)

   

1077

78.8

382

189

   

1011

5.6 to 11.5

MXG (F1)

   

1140

82

399

258

   

1380

44

N.B. superscripts relate to references
aIEMVT (1975/76); bIRZ(1982,1983,1984,1985)b; c Mbah (1984) and Mbah et al.(1987); dTawah and Mbah (1989); eHPI(1999);

Bayemi et al., 2005