Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
Performance data on growth of lambs were collectted for two years from 23 village flocks in Central Anatolia. The results from the Akkaraman and Merino breeds and their crosses were analyzed by the least-squares method. The overall means for birth weight, pre-weaning daily gain, weaning weight and post-weaning growth rate were 3.74 kg, 188.4 gram, 16.4 kg and 83.6 gram, respectively. The performance was lower than reported for the same breeds from institutional flocks in Türkiye. Systematic effects of flock, season of birth, type of birth, sex and weight of dam were significant (p
Birth weight, Preweaning daily gain, Weaning weight, Post-weaning growth rate, Phenotypic correlations.
THIEME, OLAF; KARAZEYBEK, MEHMET; AZMAN, M. ALİ; and UĞURLU, AHMET (1999) "Performance of Willage Sheep Flocks in Central Anatolia. I. Growth of lambs," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 23: No. 5, Article 11. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol23/iss5/11