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Table 1 Monthly average milk yield (kg/day) in first five lactations of Gir crossbred cows

From: Non-linear modelling to describe lactation curve in Gir crossbred cows

Month First Second Third Fourth Fifth
1 7.41 ± 0.51a (49) 11.46 ± 0.71b (26) 11.94 ± 0.69b (24) 13.20 ± 1.07b (18) 10.50 ± 1.15ab (17)
2 10.08 ± 0.50a (48) 13.19 ± 0.82ab (26) 14.92 ± 0.76bc (24) 16.59 ± 1.03c (18) 14.41 ± 1.15bc (17)
3 9.81 ± 0.49a (48) 10.95 ± 0.83ab (26) 13.29 ± 0.83bc (24) 14.82 ± 0.85c (18) 13.60 ± 1.15bc (17)
4 9.02 ± 0.43a (45) 9.82 ± 0.85ab (26) 11.87 ± 0.84ab (24) 12.80 ± 0.92b (17) 12.28 ± 0.97b (17)
5 8.34 ± 0.45 (44) 8.74 ± 0.89 (25) 10.62 ± 0.68 (23) 10.95 ± 0.79 (17) 10.16 ± 0.94 (17)
6 7.46 ± 0.38 (40) 7.38 ± 0.80 (24) 9.02 ± 0.68 (23) 9.74 ± 0.84 (17) 8.61 ± 1.03 (17)
7 7.19 ± 0.39 (37) 6.94 ± 0.92 (19) 8.11 ± 0.72 (21) 7.86 ± 0.88 (17) 7.74 ± 1.03 (16)
8 6.63 ± 0.34 (34) 6.41 ± 0.94 (15) 7.47 ± 0.68 (19) 7.21 ± 0.99 (12) 6.53 ± 1.08 (14)
9 5.64 ± 0.37 (30) 6.29 ± 0.92 (13) 6.44 ± 0.63 (18) 6.96 ± 0.61 (10) 6.94 ± 1.20 (10)
10 5.82 ± 0.35 (23) 6.01 ± 0.76 (10) 5.55 ± 0.65 (14) 6.49 ± 0.31 (9) 6.17 ± 1.02 (9)
  1. Figure in parenthesis indicates number of observations. Different superscript (a, b, c) differ significantly (p < 0.05) in same row