Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science
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A DESCRIPTION OF GROWTH PERFORMANCES OF NORDUZ KIDS AND MILK YIELD OF NORDUZ GOAT
M. Bingol, I. Daskiran, A. Yilmaz
Abstract: In this research, growth performance of Norduz kids and milk yield of Norduz goats, a native gene resource in Turkey, were defined. The animals studied were brought from natural habitats to the animal research farm of Agricultural Faculty, Yuzuncu Yil University. Descriptive statistics for average birth, weaning, 30 th day, 60 th day, 90 th day, 120 th day, 150 th day and 180 th day weights of Norduz kids were found to be 2.98±0.07 , 13.37± 0.44 , 6.70±0.20, 10.88±0.34, 14.44±0.44, 17.92±0.48, 21.15±0.55, and 23.09±0.65 kg respectively. Least squares means of single kids and twin kids of Norduz were found to be 3.12±0.06 and 2.57±0.07 kg respectively. Least squares means of single male, single female, twin male and twin female kids of Norduz were found to be 3.23±0.08, 3.01±0.09, 2.81±0.09 and 2.33±0.10 kg respectively. Least squares means of lactation length and lactation milk yield were 226.4±7.23 day and 347.2 ± 40.06 kg respectively. Descriptive statistics of the growth of all kids revealed that in the time interval from birth to day 90 of age , birth to day 180 of age , birth to weaning (84 th day ) and weaning to day 180 of age daily weight gain were 0.193± 0.005 , 0.145±0.004 , 0.129±0.005 and 0.323± 0.043 kg , respectively.
Keywords: goat; growth; milk yield; Norduz; performance
Date published: 2019-04-19
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