A study of some economic traits in a herd of Kenana cattle (Northern Sudan Zebu) I. Birth weight in Kenana cattle
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Khalifa, H.A.A. and Khalafallah, M. 1979. A study of some economic traits in a herd of Kenana cattle (Northern Sudan Zebu) I. Birth weight in Kenana cattle. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 96(2-3): 203-209.
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The mean birth weight of Kenana calves in the herd under investigation was 24.2±2.8 kg. Male calves were 1.3 kg heavier at birth than female-calves. The difference was attributed, parity at least, to longer gestation length in case of the male-calves. Calves born to cows 2½-5½ years old were significantly lighter than those born to older cows. Likewise calves born to primiparous dams were significantly lighter at birth than those born to multiparous dams.
Livestock breed typesKENANA
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