A STUDY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF MAHABUBNAGAR GOATS*

Article Id: ARCC1208 | Page : 48 - 51
Citation :- A STUDY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF MAHABUBNAGAR GOATS*.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2010.(44):48 - 51
B. Ekambaram, B. Ramesh Gupta, M. Gnana Prakash, K. Sudhaker and V.R. Reddy
Address : Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Hyderabad – 500 030, India

Abstract

Data on body weights at birth, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months of age were recorded on 644 Mahabubnagar
local kids born between 1993 and 2008, at Livestock Research Station, Mahabubnagar were utilized.
The overall least-squares means for body weight at birth, weaning, 6, 9 and 12 months age were 2.13
± 0.02, 8.7 ± 0.08, 12.23 ± 0.10, 15.01 ± 0.10 and 17.89 ± 0.13 kg respectively. The effects of period
of kidding, sex and type of births were significant on body weights of Mahabubnagar goats (P<0.01),
while season of kidding had no significant influence. Male kids weighed heavier than females.
Heritability estimates for weight at birth (0.08 ± 0.07) and weaning (0.06± 0.09) were low and were
moderate for post weaning body weights (0.10± 0.10, 0.21 ± 0.13 and 0.20± 0.12 at 6, 9 and 12
months respectively).The genetic and phenotypic correlations among kid weights at different ages
ranged from -1.71 to 0.46.

Keywords

Mahabubnagar goats Body weights Heritabilities

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