Determination of morphological and linear udder traits in Morkaraman, Tuj and Awassi sheep

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.7256    | Article Id: B-574 | Page : 424-430
Citation :- Determination of morphological and linear udder traitsin Morkaraman, Tuj and Awassi sheep .Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2018.(52):424-430

Selçuk Özyurek, Dogan Turkyilmaz, Mustafa Yaprak and Nurinisa Esenbuga

sozyurek@erzincan.edu.tr
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Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Science, Atatürk University, 25000  Erzurum, Turkey.

Submitted Date : 7-07-2016
Accepted Date : 24-10-2016

Abstract

In this study, it was aimed that determination of udder measurements of Morkaraman, Tuj and Awassi ewes and the correlation between the results. Udder depth and width of the Awassi was higher than other breeds and respectively 13.09±0.32 cm, 14.07±0.43 cm. In Morkaraman, teats length (2.65±0.06 cm) and diameter of the teats (1.83±0.06 cm) were higher from other breeds. The important statistical difference was found between breeds for udder depth (P<0.05), very important statistical difference was found between breeds for udder height and teats diameter (P<0.01). In this study, teats length and teats diameter were above the limits specified for machine milking for Morkaraman, Tuj and Awassi.

Keywords

Awassi Morkaraman Tuj Udder size Udder linear scores Udder types.

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