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International Journal of Dairy Science
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 170-178
DOI: 10.3923/ijds.2008.170.178
 
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Growth Rates of Sudanese Nubian Kids under Smallholder System
K. El-Hassan El-Abid, S.A. Babikerb and A.M.A. Abu Nikhaila

Abstract:
Seventy-three male and female Sudan Nubian goat kids were used in this experiment. The kids were born during the period between October 1998 to August 2000, to parent stock raised on traditional pastroralism. These kids were used in completely randomized design to investigate the effects of nutritional supplementation, sex, type of birth, parity order and season of kidding on growth rates of Nubian goat kids under smallholder system kept up to the age of 9 months. The result revealed that pre-weaning average daily weight gain of kids was significantly (p<0.01) affected by feeding supplementation, sex of the kid, litter size and season of kidding, while parity order did not significantly affected this trait. The pre-weaning growth rate of kids was significantly affected by feeding supplementation, parity order and season of kidding, while sex of kid and litter size exerted non-significant effect on this rate. The post-weaning average daily weight gain was significantly (p<0.05) affected by feeding supplement, while sex of the kid had a non-significant effect on this trait. The post-weaning growth rate was not significantly affected by feeding supplementation and the sex of the kid. The overall live weight gain and the overall growth rate were not significantly affected by feeding supplementation and the sex of the kid. There was a positive and a highly significant (p<0.01) correlation between birth weight and weaning weight of kids.
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K. El-Hassan El-Abid, S.A. Babikerb and A.M.A. Abu Nikhaila, 2008. Growth Rates of Sudanese Nubian Kids under Smallholder System. International Journal of Dairy Science, 3: 170-178.

DOI: 10.3923/ijds.2008.170.178

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijds.2008.170.178

 
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