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Feedlot Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Norduz Male Kids

Author(s): Daskiran, M. Bingol | A. Kor | A.O. Demir | A. Yilmaz | S. Karaca

Journal: Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
ISSN 1680-5593

Volume: 5;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 430;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Carcass characteristics | feedlot performance | norduz male kids

The aim of this study was to determine the feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of Norduz male kids.The initial and the final body weights and average daily weight gain of these animals during the feedlot feeding period were 18.6 kg, 26.1 kg and 133.3 g, respectively. During the fattening period, average daily concentrated feed consumption and feeding efficiency of these animals were 604 g/day per head and 5.6 kg, -respectively. At the end of the fattening period, 10 heads of Norduz male kids were slaughtered in order to determine carcass characteristics. Slaughter weight, hot and cold carcass weights and dressing percentage were found as 25.4 kg, 10.6 kg and 41.5%, respectively. In this study; bone, muscle, subcutaneous fat and inter-muscular fat contents were found on wholesale racks. According to the cold carcass weight, bone, muscle, subcutaneous fat and inter-muscular fat proportion were found as 38.9, 46.4, 3.7 and 6.4%, respectively.
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