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Indian Journal of Small Ruminants (The)
Year : 2015, Volume : 21, Issue : 2
First page : ( 230) Last page : ( 233)
Print ISSN : 0971-9857. Online ISSN : 0973-9718.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-9718.2015.00049.5

Growth performance of sirohi goats in their home tract

Bhakar S.K., Yadav S.B.S., Nagda R.K., Pannu U., Singh H.*, Nirban L.K.

Department of Anial Breeding and Genetics, College of Veterinar my and Animal Science Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner-334 001, Rajasthan

*E-mail address: dr.harvinder.vet@gmail.com

Online published on 8 October, 2015.

Abstract

Data on body weights at birth, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months of age, of 3465 kids of Sirohi breed born from 1447 does and 59 bucks, spread over a period of seven years (2006–2012) were collected. Flocks were maintained under All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Goats in Nathdwara, Railmagra and Devegarh clusters of Rajasamand, Bhadsoda cluster of Chittorgarh and Vallabhnagar cluster of Udaipur districts of Rajasthan. The least squares means for body weights at birth, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months of age were estimated as 2.10±0.06, 13.29±0.43, 16.94±0.65, 20.00±0.87 and 24.87±1.11 kg respectively. The effects of sire, cluster, year of birth, type of birth and sex of kid were significant (P<0.05) on body weights from birth to yearling age. Season of birth had significant (P<0.05) effect on 3, 6, 9 and 12 months body weight. The weight of doe at kidding had positive and significant (P<0.01) effect on birth, 3 and 12 months body weights. Utilization of the information for formulating breeding plan will be helpful in bringing about further genetic improvement of this breed.

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Keywords

Body weights, Non-genetic effects, Rajasthan, Sirohi goats.

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