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Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences

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Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the effect of different feeding levels on ewe weight gain, deviation in weight gain, lamb birth weight and lamb growth performance of Karakas and Hamdani breeds. The ewes were devided into 4 groups; the first, second, third and fourth groups had 80, 100, 115 and 130 % of the NRC recommendation for 60 kg late gestation, respectively, The mean deviation of ewe live weight in late gestation and in postpartum were 0.39 and -5.80 kg, 9.09 and 2.57 kg, 11.95 and 5.26 kg, 14.29 and 7.53 kg for groups 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively. The first group had significantly lower (P

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