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Asian Journal of Animal Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 170-189
DOI: 10.3923/ajas.2010.170.189
Productivity and Genetic Potential of Garole Sheep of India-A Review
Ramanuj Banerjee, Prabhat KumarMandal, Uttam Kumar Pal and Kunal Ray

Abstract:
Sheep are the only domestic animals which can utilize wastelands, stubbles of cultivated corps, tree topping, farm wastes or weeds from the field to convert them into meat, wool and skin. In India sheep contribute greatly to the agrarian economy, especially in the arid/semi-arid and mountainous areas where crop and/or dairy farming are not economical. Garole is a native and local sheep of Bengal in extended costal Sundarban area having distinct and separate phenotypic characters, productive performances of their own and is not thoroughly characterized and established as Breed. This sheep is the latest sensations in the world of domestic species by virtue of its prolificacy, lambing frequency, disease resistance and other extraordinary merits rarely or not even observed in other sheep breeds of the world. The sheep Garole is very popular for its bi-annual lambing, multiple birth, grazing on aquatic weeds and grass in knee-deep water and disease resistance characters. They are small in size; produce rough wool, good quality skin, manure and low fat mutton. Milk is having no importance as the quantity is too less to feed its kids. In this review an attempt has been made to present detail phenotypic and genetic characteristics of Garole in relation to other sheep breeds with emphasis on products characteristics, disease resistance, litter size and fecundity gene including conservation and development strategies for this remarkable sheep.
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04 October, 2019
naresh kumar:
very good information in about breed of sheep
 
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