In this research, the live weight after shearing, the greasy fleece yield, and the clean fleece percentage of Zom ewes a variety of Akkaraman breed in different maintaining conditions were investigated. Animal material consisted of a total of 300 head of Zom ewes in different flocks raised in the villages of Avdalı (n= 60), Gözenek (n= 60), Alatosun (n= 60), Tezhırap (n= 60), and Ziyaret (n= 60) in Diyarbakır city. Effect of shearing age on greasy wool yield was not significant in Avdalı, Alatosun, Tezhırap, and Ziyaret, but it was significant (p<0.05) in Gözenek. Effect of body weight after shearing on greasy wool yield was significant at (p<0.01) level in Gözenek, (p<0.05) level in Alatosun and Ziyaret, but it was not significant in Avdalı and Tezhırap villages. When all the farms were generally evaluated, the effect of shearing age and the farm on greasy wool yield was found significant (p<0.05), the effect of live weight after shearing was statistically significant (p<0.01). Least-squares means for greasy wool yield of ewes raised at Avdalı, Gözenek, Alatosun, Tezhırap, and Ziyaret were 1.33±0.04, 1.48±0.05, 1.30±0.03, 1.35±0.03, and 1.39±0.04 kg, respectively. When all the farms were generally evaluated, least-squares mean for greasy wool yield of ewes was 1.37±0.02 kg. Effect of age on live weight after shearing in Tezhırap and Ziyaret was significant (p<0.01) but not significant in other farms. Average live weight after shearing in all the villages was found as 56.14±0.32 kg. General mean for clean fleece percentage was found as 64.59±1.76% in all the farms.
Index Terms—clean fleece percentage, greasy fleece yield,
body weight, shearing, Zom ewes