Relationships of slaughter and carcass data to carcass composition of Sudan Desert goats
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Ibrahim, A. and Gaili, E.S.E. 1982. Relationships of slaughter and carcass data to carcass composition of Sudan Desert goats. World Review of Animal Production 18(4): 21-25.
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To investigate the relationships of slaughter and carcass data with carcass composition, forty-eight (4-6 months old) entire male Sudan desert goats were purchased and moved to Kuku livestock fattening center. The animals were rested, ear-tagged, dewormed, supplemented with cotton seed cake and wheat bran and slaughtered after ten weeks. Slaughter weight, empty body weight, carcass weight and components of carcass weights were recorded. Simple and multiple (bivariate) correlations were used to study the degree of covariation of slaughter and carcass data with carcass compsition. Slaughter weight was the best (P