Milk yield characteristics of Karaka sheep


Karaca O., Akyuz N., Andic S., Altin T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, cilt.27, ss.589-594, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.589-594

Özet

Milk yield and composition were determined in a total of 85 Karakas ewes (Akkaraman breed). The data were collected from Yuzuncu Yil University, Agriculture Faculty's Practice Farm and a rural farm near the University. Lactation length, average daily milk yield and total milk yield were 155.9 +/- 4.3 days, 529.6 +/- 31.6 ml and 84.7 +/- 5.1 1, respectively. Milk fat, total solid and mineral percentages were 7.09 +/- 0.25%, 19.75 +/- 0.66% and 0.93 +/- 0.03%, respectively. The differences between farms were significant (P < 0.05 and P < 0.01) for lactation length, average daily milk yield, total milk yield and milk fat percentage. The milk yields of ewes reared in rural farms were lower. In addition, the correlations between a number of characteristics were significant (P < 0.05 and P < 0.01).