Fattening performance and carcass traits of Anatolian Merino lambs in indoor and outdoor sheepfolds

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0555.2015.00021.7    | Article Id: B-215 | Page : 103-108
Citation :- Fattening performance and carcass traits of Anatolian Merino lambs in indoor and outdoor sheepfolds.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2015.(49):103-108
Ali Karabacak*, Ibrahim Aytekin and Saim Boztepe akarabacak@selcuk.edu.tr
Address : Departmet of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture University of Selcuk-42075, Konya, Turkey.

Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the fattening performance and carcass traits of Anatolian Merino lambs under different housing systems. Average daily live weight gains (DLW Gain, g), total feed intakes (Total FI, kg) for each stall and the feed conversion ratios (FCR) of Anatolian Merino lambs in indoor and outdoor sheepfolds were found to be 262 and 270 g, 125.2 and 128.8 kg, 4.63 and 4.76 (P>0.05), respectively. The differences between the groups in warm carcass weight (33.07 and 34.90 kg, respectively), cold carcass weight (15.65 and 17.65 kg, respectively), leg weight (2.64 and 2.98 kg, respectively) (P

Keywords

Anatolian Merino Fattening performance Hardness Housing systems Meat colour pH.

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