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Authors: Balasubramanyam, D
Kumarasamy, P
Title: Performance of Madras Red Sheep in Kancheepuram District
Other Titles: Indian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Life Sciences
Publisher: CIBTech
Language: en
Type: Article
Pages: 133-137
Volume: 1
Series/Report no.: ;2
Agrotags: Veterinary Science
Keywords: Madras Red Sheep, Performance, Average daily weight gain, body weight, Farmers holdings
Abstract: The overall performance of Madras Red sheep reared under field condition recorded during 2007-08. The mean body weight of ewes at breeding was 28.11 ± 0.49 kg and lambing percent was 85.61. The overall birth weight, 3-month, 6-month, 9-month and 12-month body weights were 2.82 ± 0.004, 10.96 ± 0.023, 15.24 ± 0.022, 19.36 ± 0.070 and 22.48 ± 0.131 kg respectively. The average daily weight gains during 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months and 9-12 months were 90.38 ± 0.249, 47.68 ± 0.212, 46.69 ± 0.748 and 32.76 ± 1.060g respectively. The body weight except at birth in Madras Red sheep showed a significant difference between the seasons for the year 2007-2008. Sex had significant influence on body weights except at 9-months of age. Centre had a highly significant influence on birth, 3-month, 6-month, 9-month and 12-month body weight.
Description: TNV_IJFALS_2011_1(2)133-137
Issue Date: 2011-04
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