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Research Journal of Dairy Sciences

Year: 2009  |  Volume: 3  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 1 - 2

Milk Production of Caprine Genotypes in Arid Land of Southern Tunisia

Amor Gaddour and Sghaier Najari

Abstract

The local goat, Alpine, Damascus, Murciana and crossed groups was used to study the genotypes productive behaviour under Tunisian oases conditions. The aim is to evaluate the possibilities of local goat productivity improvement by cross breeding in intensive mode and also, to choose the better improving breed and the propice crossing level. The dairy production with this generation is, about 248 kg for the Alpine one, of 181 kg for Damascus and 190 kg for Murciana, is only 137 kg by lactation for the local breed.

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