Post-weaning growth performance, carcass characteristics and preliminary heritability estimates for some carcass traits of two types of Sudan Desert sheep on intensive feeding
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El-Karim, A.I.A. and Owen, J.B. 1987. Post-weaning growth performance, carcass characteristics and preliminary heritability estimates for some carcass traits of two types of Sudan Desert sheep on intensive feeding. Journal of Agricultural Science 109(3): 531-538.
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Twenty-five male Shugor, 25 female Shugor, 25 male Watish and 25 female Watish lambs, individually fed for 57 days, were used to study post-weaning growth performance and carcass composition of these breed types when subjected to a period of intensive feeding. Means and standard error of means of daily gain on experiment were 191.0±5.81, 166.0±5.81, 150.0±5.81 and 134.0±5.81 g for Shugor males. Watish males, Shugor females and Watish females, respectively. The means and S.E. for feed conversion ratio(FCR) were 5.70±0.190, 7.47±0.190 and 8.00±0.190 in the same order. Shugor and male lambs had better gain (p
Livestock breed typesSUDAN DESERT
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