Effect of cumin seeds (cuminum cyminum) in feed diets of anatolian water buffaloes on shelter into gass concentration, milk yield and composition

Değirmencioğlu T., Şimşek E., Ünal H., Kuraloğlu H., Özbilgin S.

Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. Animal Science and Biotechnologies, vol.77, no.1, pp.41-50, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The research was carried out to determine the effects of cumin seeds in food diets of Anatolian water buffaloes (AWB) in shelter about gas concentration, milk yield and composition. The animal material of the experiment was conducted with 27 buffaloes at Karaoglan Village located in Mustafakemalpasa, Bursa. Three different buffalo shelters (E1 , E2 and E3 ) and three different diets (S1 ; S2 ; and S3 ) (0, 10 and 30 g grounding cumin seeds (GCS) kg-1) in 3x3 a replicated Latin square design was used with nine replicates of one buffalo each. Periods lasted 21 days, in which the first two weeks were preliminary for adaptation and data for statistical analysis collected in week 3. In conclusion, It has been determined that 30 g cumin supplementation to AWB diets (S3 ; one kg of diet) significantly increased total dry matter intake and milk yield of AWB (P<0:01). Meanwhile; there were no significant effects of diets containing cuminun seeds in milk composition, somatic cell count (SCC) and shelter about gas concentrations (CH4 , NH3 and CO2 )