Estimation of central tendency, dispersions and correlations of growth traits in Rambouillet sheep


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Authors

  • ANAMIKA , Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu
  • D. CHAKRABORTY Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu
  • PEER MOHD AZHAR Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu
  • AAKRITI SUDAN Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu
  • MANDEEP SINGH AZAD Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu

Abstract

Data on growth traits of 7161 animals used in present study were collected from the history sheets of
Rambouillet sheep maintained at Government Sheep Breeding Farm, Reasi, J&K, India. Growth traits
included in the study were birth weight (BW), three-month weight (3MW), six-month body weight (6MW),
nine-month body weight (9MW) and twelve-month body weight or yearling weight (YW). The average
weight gain of individual during 0-3 months (ADG1), 3-6 months (ADG2), 6-9 months (ADG3), 9-12
months (ADG4) and 3-12 months (ADG5) were calculated as weight gain during particular period divided
by duration of that period in days. The overall averages were 3.39±0.01kg, 14.16±0.03kg, 19.59±0.04kg,
24.85±0.05kg and 28.71±0.06kg, respectively for BW, 3MW, 6MW, 9MW and YW. The overall averages
were 0.119±0.002kg, 0.071±0.001kg, 0.058±0.006kg, 0.056±0.001kg and 0.054±0.001kg, respectively for
ADG1, ADG2, ADG3, ADG4 and ADG5. Sex had significant effect on all growth traits under study except
for 9 MW, where sex had non-significant. For growth rate traits sex had non-significant effect for ADG1 and
ADG4. The correlation coefficients of between different body weights and average daily weight gain ranges
from -0.040±0.01 between ADG1 & ADG5 to 0.97±0.01 between BW and 9W. Most of the correlations
values were highly significant barring few exceptions, which indicate improvement of one trait will result
in improvement of other traits also. Low to medium coefficient of variations (CV) for growth traits indicate
collateral selection will be effective for improvement of growth traits.

Author Biographies

  • ANAMIKA ,, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu
    Ph D Scholar, Div.- Animal Genetics & Breeding, FVSc&AHSKUAST-J, R S Pura, Jammu- 181 102
  • D. CHAKRABORTY, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu
    Asstt Prof., Div.- Animal Genetics & Breeding, FVSc&AHSKUAST-J, R S Pura, Jammu- 181 102
  • AAKRITI SUDAN, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu
    MVSc Scholar, Div.- Animal Genetics & Breeding, FVSc&AHSKUAST-J, R S Pura, Jammu- 181 102
  • MANDEEP SINGH AZAD, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu
    Subject Matter Specialist, KVK-Reasi

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07-02-2017

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11-09-2017

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Estimation of central tendency, dispersions and correlations of growth traits in Rambouillet sheep. (2017). Indian Journal of Animal Production and Management, 32(3-4). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJAPM/article/view/67528