publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Estimation of milk production in hair ewes by two methods of measurement

Peniche G, Irina; Sarmiento F, Luis; Santos R, Ronald;
Open Access English
  • Published: 09 May 2015
  • Publisher: Universidad de Córdoba - Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia.
<jats:p>ABSTRACTObjective. The objective of the current study was to compare two methods to estimate daily milk production in crossbred hair ewes. Materials and methods. Eight multiparous, crossbred (Pelibuey x Katahdin) lactating hair ewes were used in a completely randomized design with repeated measurements, for 56 days. Ewes were fed ad libitum with a diet based on concentrate. Milk production was estimated twice a week for each ewe by both methods, suckled-hand (SH) and weigh-suckle-weigh (WSW) method. Results. Milk production (p&gt;0.05) means were 1031.9±95.6 and 1119.0±95.6 g/day/ewe for SH and WSW method, respectively. Conclusions. No significant differ...
free text keywords: Hand milking, lambs, weighing, Corderos, ordeño manual, pesaje, Veterinary medicine, SF600-1100, Hand milking; lambs; weighing, Animal Science and Zoology, Aquatic Science, General Veterinary

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