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Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences

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Abstract

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

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