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Comparison of Slaughter, Carcass Values of Sudan Goat Ecotypes Fed Different Levels of Energy/Protein

Comparison of Slaughter, Carcass Values of Sudan Goat Ecotypes Fed Different Levels of Energy/Protein

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Title: Comparison of Slaughter, Carcass Values of Sudan Goat Ecotypes Fed Different Levels of Energy/Protein
Author: Elamin, Khalid M.
Abstract: This experiment aimed to assess the slaughter and carcass values of different Sudan goat ecotypes (Nubian, Desert and Swiss Nubian) fed different levels of energy/protein. Nine male goat kids (2-3 months and average weight 9.23 kg) of either ecotypes were used in a 3x3x3 arrangement, fed three experimental diets A (control), B and C, with varying energy: protein 1:0.14, 1:0.16 and 1:0.18 respectively. The study showed that Nubian goats possessed heavier slaughter weight; empty body weight, warm and cold carcass weight than the Desert and Swiss Nubian goats in the ration B and C. Dressing percentage on both basis (slaughter weight and empty body weight) of Nubian were higher for ration B and C. Warm carcass weights of all goat ecotypes increased directly with energy: protein ratio. Highest weight of leg, loin, rack and neck and shoulder were recorded by Nubian goats for ration B and C. It was concluded that, all ecotype kids respond well to increasing energy protein levels. According to the results obtained local goat ecotypes, mainly Nubian goats, responded well to improved nutrition, therefore results obtained can be applied for the local goat ecotypes studied to encourage goat meat consumption and exportation.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/18072
Date: 2015-12-30


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