RELATIONSHIP OF BODY WEIGHT WITH LINEAR BODY MEASUREMENTS IN ROHILKHAND LOCAL GOATS

Article Id: ARCC188 | Page : 521-526
Citation :- RELATIONSHIP OF BODY WEIGHT WITH LINEAR BODY MEASUREMENTS IN ROHILKHAND LOCAL GOATS.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2013.(47):521-526
Ahmad Fahim*, B.H.M. Patel, V.V. Rijasnaz ahmadfahim300@gmail.com
Address : Livestock Production Management, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly – 243 122 India

Abstract

The present research work was conducted at LPM section, IVRI, Izatnagar to record the morphometric parameters in these local goats and to establish a relationship between live weight and certain body measurements which would help in genetic improvement of this local breed. The mean body weight at birth, 3 months, 9-12 months, 15-18 months and > 18 months were 2.08±0.32, 7.55±0.46, 12.08±0.40, 17.38±0.34 and 18.35±0.24 kg, respectively. The mean chest girth in these age groups were found to be 29.37±0.50, 45.69±0.71, 55.29±0.63, 61.39±0.53 and 61.04±0.38 cm, respectively. The mean body length were found to be 24.87±0.44, 41.19±0.58, 47.39±0.51, 54.01±0.43 and 54.00±0.31 cm, respectively. The mean height at withers in these groups were 32.13±0.45, 46.16±0.64, 53.36±0.56, 57.38±0.48 and 57.69±0.34 cm, respectively. There was positive and significant correlation (P

Keywords

Chest girth Goats Morphometric Rohilkhand.

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