Production and quality of wool in Magra breed of sheep

Mehta, S.C.; Chopra, S.K.; Singh, V.K.; Ayub, M. and Mehtrotra, V. (2004) Production and quality of wool in Magra breed of sheep. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 74 (7). pp. 792-794. ISSN 0367-8318

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Production and quality of wool of Magra sheep were evaluated. Grease fleece weight, fibre diameter and percent pure fibres between first and second clip was also estimated to predict future performance. Effect of sex, season and year of birth on wool quality and quantity was estimated. The spring clip was heavier than autumn clip. Males produced more wool than females. Males had higher percentage of medullated fibre as compared to females. The effect of year and season on wool quality was non-significant. The mortality even in stressful conditions was lower hence this breed can be used for large scale up-gradation of coarse wool producing breeds.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:Magra is the best carpet wool producing breed of sheep in India.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sheep, Carpet Wool Quality, Magra Breed, Fleece, Males, Females, Production Breeds
Subjects:Population Characteristics > Population
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Technology, Industry, and Agriculture > Manufactured Materials
Technology, Industry, and Agriculture > Industry
Genetic Processes > Breeding
Integumentary System > Hair
Animal Structures > Wool
Animals > Chordata > Vertebrates > Mammals > Artiodactyla > Ruminants > Sheep
Animals > Animal Population Groups
ID Code:2337
Deposited By:Dr S.C. Mehta
Deposited On:21 September 2007

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