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Comparison of fattening and carcass characteristics of different sheep breeds under the conditions of Eastern Mediterranean Region


This study was carried out for comparison of fattening performance and some carcass characteristics of Kıvırcık, MerinosxWhite Karaman Corssbreds and Awassi sheep each of which are breeds of different regions. The animal material of the study were consisted of 12 lambs of each breed. Lamb fattening ration was consumed individually and ad libitum by the lambs. The fattening lasted for 63 days. At the end of fattening, in order to determine the carcass composition and carcass characteristics of the groups, 3 lambs in each group close to the average of live weight were slaughtered. In the study, daily weight gains values for Kıvırcık, Merino crossbreds and Awassi lambs were determined as 240.5 ± 8.32 g, 246.9 ± 8.60 g and 269.8 ± 9.19 g, respectively. At the end of study, it was stated that Kıvırcık which is the best native sheep breed in terms of meat quality and the Merino crossbred lambs which have higher muscle proportion in carcass could be recommended to breeders in Amik plain for fattening in addition to Awassi lambs.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Hayvan Bilimi ve Ürünleri Dergisi
  • Yıl : 2020
  • Cilt : 3
  • Sayı : 1
  • eISSN : 2667-4580
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 7-12
  • IO Kayıt No : 113349
  • Yayıncı : Zootekni Federasyonu (ZF)