Relationship among pre-slaughter and Carcass traits in sheep breeds of Karnataka
Author(s): MS Hussain, Appannavar MM, Yathish HM, Suranagi MD, Biradar US and Asharani AD
Abstract: Breed improvement of well-defined sheep breeds are the prime objectives of researchers to ensure benefits through increased production of meat, milk, wool and skin. Marketing facilities were not up to the mark in Karnataka state, and the present system of marketing with lesser available inputs for measuring the pre-slaughter and carcass traits will decrease the profitability of farmers. Traits of animals will be quite indicative of breed characters for its production and reproduction ability. Hence, the study was designed to ascertain relationship among pre-slaughter and carcass traits of Yalaga compared to Kenguri and Bannur. The results will help to conclude about Yalaga breed and guide us to design the improvement programmes. The statistical analysis showed the positive and significant (p< 0.05) relationship among pre-slaughter and carcass traits in Yalaga, Kenguri and Bannur sheep breeds. The correlation coefficient was ranges from 0.41-0.98. However, Bannur showed significantly (p< 0.05) higher values of correlation coefficient compared to both Kenguri an Yalaga for BW with BL, and CG and DW with HW, SW and VW, except for BW with BH, where Bannur showed lower results than Kenguri. Interestingly, the BW showed significantly (p< 0.05) high relationship with DW in Bannur, Kenguri and Yalaga as 0.97, 0.98 and 0.96 respectively.
How to cite this article:
MS Hussain, Appannavar MM, Yathish HM, Suranagi MD, Biradar US, Asharani AD. Relationship among pre-slaughter and Carcass traits in sheep breeds of Karnataka. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2019;4(6):15-18.