Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 36 issue 2 (june 2017) : 122-126

Morphometric and carcass characteristics of Jaunpuri breed of goats

Dharmendra Kumar, V. K. Singh, Alok Kumar Yadav, Amit Kumar Jha, Jitendra Singh
1<p>Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, C.V. Sc. &amp; A. H., N.D.U.A. &amp; T. Kumarganj- 224 229, Faizabad, India.</p>
Cite article:- Kumar Dharmendra, Singh K. V., Yadav Kumar Alok, Jha Kumar Amit, Singh Jitendra (2017). Morphometric and carcass characteristics of Jaunpuri breed of goats . Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 36(2): 122-126. doi: 10.18805/ajdfr.v36i02.7955.

The present study was undertaken to observe morphometric and carcass characteristics of Jaunpuri goat. The survey plan was conducted in two districts viz. Allahabad and Jaunpur of its native tracts in Uttar Pradesh. The overall average body weights of male goats of the age groups 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 and above12 months were observed as 5.50±0.327, 12.07±0.598, 19.62±0.738, 21.92±0.571 and 30.44±0.978 kg respectively. The overall average body length of male goats of the age groups 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, and above 12 months were observed as 38.63±1.762, 48.55±2.090, 58.77±0.652, 67.23±0.777 and  67.56±0.747 cm. The overall average height of male goats of the age groups 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12  and above 12 months were observed as 41.63±1.945, 53.36±2.094, 66.23±1.051, 72.69±0.664 and 72.31±0.893 cm, respectively. The corresponding values for females were 44.24±0.825, 50.38±0.836, 62.81±0.466, 69.14±0.387 and 69.00±0.691 cm. The mean value of horn size of male goats of the age groups 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 and above 12 months were observed as 1.94±0.346, 2.73±0.449, 5.54±0.584,5.85±0.696 and 7.56±0.381 cm respectively. The respective averages for females were 1.77±0.171, 2.60±0.173, 4.94±0.322, 6.53±0.424 and 6.79±0.421 cm. The results revealed no significant differences in average slaughter weight between the sexes of the same age groups but  it varied significantly (P<0.05) in different age groups like 6, 9 and 12 month of age. 

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