PERFORMANCE OF BROILER RABBIT AND F-I PROGENIES UNDER AGRO-CLIMATIC CONDITION OF MEGHALAYA

Article Id: ARCC3453 | Page : 147 - 149
Citation :- PERFORMANCE OF BROILER RABBIT AND F-I PROGENIES UNDER AGRO-CLIMATIC CONDITION OF MEGHALAYA.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2002.(36):147 - 149
S.K. Das, K.C. Barman, A.B. Dasand N.D. Verma
Address : Division of Animal Production, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam - 793103, Meghalaya, India

Abstract

20 rabbits of New Zealand White and 20 rabbits of Soviet chinchilla breed, 30 F-1 progenies of NZW and 30 F-1 progenies of SC were taken to study and compared their productive performance. After one and half years of study, data were analysed. It was revealed that both in NZW and SC breed of rabbit, weight at 90 days, 120 days, 180 days, avo daily gain, avo daily feed intake were higher in F-1 progenies than that in parental generation. Improvement was higher in SC rabbit than that in NZW rabbit. It ranged from 0.39% to 10.41% for NZW and 0.67% to 14.06% for SC breed of rabbit. Highest improvement was observed in post-weaning growth in NZW and at 180 days live weight in SC rabbit.When performance of NZW and SC was compared, it was found that in all growth traits and feeding parameters SC was better than NZW. However, mortality in SC breed was higher than that in NZW. Performance of male was better than the female in both the breeds, even mortality in male was lesser than that in female. Maximum mortality was recorded during summer season, in growth stage due to coccidiosis.

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