Effect of feeding regimen on relationship between carcass measurements, slaughter weight and hot carcass weight of Sudanese desert goats

Ibrahim Bushara Mohammed

Abstract


The experiment was conducted on desert male goats to evaluate the effect feeding regimen on relationship between carcass measurements, slaughter weight and hot carcass weight. Data was collected on 72 male desert goats aged 4-5 months and weighing 12.1 Kg (11.7-12.4 Kg) were used. The goats were divided randomly into three groups; each group (24 males) in Factorial experimental randomized design. The results revealed that all correlation coefficients between slaughters weight and carcass measurements were significant and positive except carcass length. All correlation coefficients between hot carcass weight and carcass measurements were significant and positive (free grazing group). All correlation coefficients between slaughters weight and carcass measurements were significant and positive except internal chest length. All correlation coefficients between hot carcass weight and carcass measurements were significant and positive except internal chest length (for grazing + supplanted group). All correlation coefficients between slaughters weight and carcass measurements were significant and positive except carcass length.   All correlation coefficients between hot carcass weight and carcass measurements were not significant and positive except slaughter weight and external chest length (for zero grazing groups).                                                                                 


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