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Determination of Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Sudanese Guinea Fowl (Numida Meleagris) in Different Location

Determination of Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Sudanese Guinea Fowl (Numida Meleagris) in Different Location

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Title: Determination of Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Sudanese Guinea Fowl (Numida Meleagris) in Different Location
Author: Elamin, Khalid M.; A, Yousif I.; Etayeb, Nada M.; ., etal
Abstract: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the performance of guinea fowl raised under extensive management system in Sudan. A total of 157 adult birds (89 males and 68 females) were randomly obtained from farmers in five different geographical locations. Parameters measured were Body weight, carcass characteristics and visceral organs. Statistical software, SPSS (version 21.0) was applied to verify significant differences among treatment means. Results showed significant differences in live body weight, hot carcass and carcass component weights among populations in different locations (P< 0.05) with mean body weight ranging from 1296.10 g. in Kordofan to 1000.09 g. in Dinder area, while the corresponding mean hot carcass weight ranged between 955.47 and 728.97 g. However there was no significant sex effect on the traits measured (P<0.05). The carcass components as percent’s of live body weight were high; in particular breast and thigh which indicate that guinea fowl in Sudan possesses the potential for rearing as meat producer; particularly in Kordofan and Blue Nile populations.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/18060
Date: 2015-12-29


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