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
Karakas, Hamdani, gestation, feeding, birth weight.
DEMİREL, MURAT; AYGÜN, TURGUT; ALTIN, TUFAN; and BİNGÖL, MEHMET (2000) "The Effect of Different Levels of Feeding in Late Gestation on Ewe Weight, Lamb Birth Weight and Lamb Growth of Karakas and Hamdani Ewes," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 24: No. 3, Article 9. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol24/iss3/9