Title of paper

Adaptability and Performance Evaluation of Pure Boer Goats at Adami Tulu Agricultural Research Center

Presenter's country

Ethiopia

Start Date

27-5-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

27-5-2016 2:35 PM

Location

Hall II

Submission type

Presentation

Abstract

Adaptability and performance evaluation of Boer goats were undertaken at Adami Tulu agricultural research center from the year of 2008 to 2011 with the objective of evaluating the adaptability and performance of pure Boer goats under the prevailing environmental conditions. This performance evaluation of Boer goats at Adami Tulu agricultural research center was initiated By Ethiopian Sheep and Goats productivity improvement program in 2008 with 52 pure Boer goats imported from the republic of South African. Overall total birth records of 301 pure Boer kids were recorded at Adami Tulu nucleus site. Generalized Linear Model (GLM) procedure of SAS (SAS 2002) was used to examine the effect of fixed factors on growth performance of pure Boer goats. The least squares means for birth weight, weaning weight, six month weight and yearling weight were 3.5±0.08, 12.53±0.41, 15.44±0.64 and 30.53±1.59 kg, respectively. Year of birth, season of birth, litter size at birth and sex of kids have a significant effect on birth weight, weaning weight and pre weaning average daily gain of Boer goats P< 0.0001. Kids born during main rain season of the year had higher birth weight (3.6kg) and pre weaning average daily gain (136grams) than these born in other seasons of the years. About 41.5% of Boer does were kidded in early dry season of the year. The overall mean birth weights and mean litter size of Boer kids were 3.5kg and 1.76 respectively. Even though pure Boer goats were performed well in terms of growth performance at Adami Tulu nucleus site, there is high mortality rate of goats as a result of Orf disease. It was concluded that pure Boer goats were performed well at Adami Tulu nucleus site, hence, nationally great attention should be given to prevent and control Orf diseases and other associated risk factors to increase the survival rate and to optimize their production.

Keywords

Boer goats, mortality rate, Pure Boer goats, adaptability, Orf disease, Litter size and performance

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Adaptability and Performance Evaluation of Pure Boer Goats at Adami Tulu Agricultural Research Center

Hall II

Adaptability and performance evaluation of Boer goats were undertaken at Adami Tulu agricultural research center from the year of 2008 to 2011 with the objective of evaluating the adaptability and performance of pure Boer goats under the prevailing environmental conditions. This performance evaluation of Boer goats at Adami Tulu agricultural research center was initiated By Ethiopian Sheep and Goats productivity improvement program in 2008 with 52 pure Boer goats imported from the republic of South African. Overall total birth records of 301 pure Boer kids were recorded at Adami Tulu nucleus site. Generalized Linear Model (GLM) procedure of SAS (SAS 2002) was used to examine the effect of fixed factors on growth performance of pure Boer goats. The least squares means for birth weight, weaning weight, six month weight and yearling weight were 3.5±0.08, 12.53±0.41, 15.44±0.64 and 30.53±1.59 kg, respectively. Year of birth, season of birth, litter size at birth and sex of kids have a significant effect on birth weight, weaning weight and pre weaning average daily gain of Boer goats P< 0.0001. Kids born during main rain season of the year had higher birth weight (3.6kg) and pre weaning average daily gain (136grams) than these born in other seasons of the years. About 41.5% of Boer does were kidded in early dry season of the year. The overall mean birth weights and mean litter size of Boer kids were 3.5kg and 1.76 respectively. Even though pure Boer goats were performed well in terms of growth performance at Adami Tulu nucleus site, there is high mortality rate of goats as a result of Orf disease. It was concluded that pure Boer goats were performed well at Adami Tulu nucleus site, hence, nationally great attention should be given to prevent and control Orf diseases and other associated risk factors to increase the survival rate and to optimize their production.