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COMPARATIVE PERFORMANCE OF DIFFERENT BREEDS OF SHEEP ON WOOL PRODUCTION AND QUALITY TRAITS IN KASHMIR VALLEY

Article Id: ARCC2334 | Page : 63-65
Citation :- COMPARATIVE PERFORMANCE OF DIFFERENT BREEDS OF SHEEP ON WOOL PRODUCTION AND QUALITY TRAITS IN KASHMIR VALLEY.Indian Journal of Animal Research.2008.(42):63-65
P. K. Singh, S. Banik, T.A.S. Ganai and T.K. Sarkar
Address : Sheep Research Station Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir Shuhama (Alusteng), Srinagar 190 006, India

Abstract

Performance of three exotic (Corriedale, Poll Dorset and South Down) and one crossbred (Local
X Corriedale) sheep in respect to greasy fleece yield and quality attributes viz. staple length, crimps
per cm, fiber diameter, and scouring yield (%) were evaluated in a organized farm of Kashmir valley.
The overall mean for the traits were observed as 0.97±0.20 kg, 4.41±0.31cm, 3.00±0.08 per cm,
25.76±0.46μ and 79.41±0.80%, respectively. The investigation showed that Corriedale breed had
performed better than other two exotic breeds.

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