Genetic studies on wool production traits in Rambouillet crossbred sheep in J & K State, India

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0555.2015.00008.4    | Article Id: B-2508 | Page : 40-43
Citation :- Genetic studies on wool production traits in Rambouillet crossbred sheep in J & K State, India.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2015.(49):40-43
Nusrat N. Khan, Nishant Kumar, A.K. Das*, Dibyendu Chakraborty, R.K. Taggar and Parul Gupta achintya137@yahoo.com
Address : Division of Animal Genetics and Breeding, FVSc & AH, SKUAST-J, R.S. Pura, Jammu- 181 102, India.

Abstract

Data on 4186 lambs pertaining to 94 rams of Rambouillet and their crosses over the ten years (1998-2007) at Government Sheep Breeding and Research Farm, Reasi, Jammu, were studied. The averages were 1.49±0.009 kg, 5.52±0.02 cm and 21.25±0.01 µ for greasy fleece weight (GFW), staple length (SL) and fiber diameter (FD) respectively. The highest CV (%) was observed for greasy fleece weight where as the lowest CV (%) was observed for fiber diameter. The least-squares means were 1.51±0.02 kg, 5.64±0.04 cm and 21.27±0.03 µ for greasy fleece weight, staple length, and fiber diameter respectively. The effect of year of lambing had significant effect (Pex.

Keywords

Fibre diameter Greasy fleece weight Heritability Rambouillet.

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