Effect of ewe’s weight at lambing on growth of Marwari lambs

Sahani, M.S.; Bapna, D.L. and Mehta, S.C. (2005) Effect of ewe’s weight at lambing on growth of Marwari lambs. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 75 (11). pp. 1321-1322. ISSN 0367-8318

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Abstract

Growth of 397 Marwari lambs was analysed. The study clearly indicated that the lambs born out of females having lesser body weights at lambing produced weaker lambs. Therefore ewes’ body weight in the range of 26.5 to 34.0 kg can be considered as optimum for the birth of healthy lambs. Also, proper feeding during pregnancy should be done to achieve better birth weight of lambs. Further, the birth weight was not significantly affected by the age of the dam, therefore weight was not significantly affected by the age of the dam; therefore the ewes can be bred at an early age to achieve more lifetime production.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:Marwari is the best dual purpose sheep breed.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Marwari Sheep, Lambs, Growth, Females, Ewes, Pregnancy, Feeding
Subjects:Therapeutics > Feeding Methods
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Physical Examination > Body Constitution > Body Weights and Measures > Body Size > Body Weight > Birth Weight
Animals > Chordata > Vertebrates > Mammals > Artiodactyla > Ruminants > Sheep
Reproductive and Urinary Physiology > Reproduction > Pregnancy
ID Code:2392
Deposited By:Dr S.C. Mehta
Deposited On:16 October 2007

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