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Milk yield and quality of Cres sheep and their crosses with Awassi and East Friesian sheep

Author(s): Boro Mioč | Zvonimir Prpić | Neven Antunac | Zvonko Antunović | Dubravka Samaržija | Ivan Vnučec | Vesna Pavić

Journal: Mljekarstvo
ISSN 0026-704X

Volume: 59;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 217;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: sheep milk | genotype | crossbreds | milk composition | stage of lactation

The objective of this study was to establish the impact of crossing the indigenous Cres sheep with Awassi and, respectively, Awassi and East Friesian sheep on the milk yield and quality. For this purpose, through regular monthly milk yield recordings a total of 824individual milk samples from 139 sheep in the second lactation of the same flock were collected, of which: 46 purebred Cres sheep, CS; 33 crosses with 50 % Cres sheep and 50 % Awassi, CA; 60 crosses with 50 % Cres sheep, 25 % Awassi and 25 % East Friesian, CAEF. The obtained results show a significant (P
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