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The Performance of Borno White Goat in Agropastoral Management of Semi-Arid North East Nigeria

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Author(s): I.D. Mohammed | B.A. Abdullahi | I.A. Adeyinka

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

Volume: 5;
Issue: 11;
Start page: 959;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Performance | borno white | agropastoral | semi-arid

ABSTRACT
1; total solids 10.47, 4.52% protein, 4.59% fat, 5.89% solid non fat, 0.92% calcium, 0.52% phosphorus. Adult percent mortalities were 26.75% and 23.25% for males and females; while percent kid mortalities were 27.59, 26.64,and 25.00% for singles, twins and triplets, respectively. Age at first kidding, kidding interval (days) and litter size were 350.25, 251.92 and 2.04 respectively. Percent frequency of births as singles, twins and triplets were 30.74%, 64.66 and 4.59% respectively. Body weights for males and females were 4.50 kg and 3.49 kg (1 month); 8.80 kg and 9.30 kg (3 months) and 13.70 kg and 13.30 kg (6 months) of age respectively. Linear body measurements for males and females for height at withers (HAW) were 36.75 cm and 33.45 cm (1 month); 42.70 cm and 40.50 cm (3 months); and 46.61 cm and 48.40 cm (6 months) respectively. Heart girth (HG) values were 35.52 cm and 32.37 cm (1 month); 40.76 cm and 37.93 cm (3 months) and 46.20 cm and 43.33 cm (6 months) of age; while Body Length (BL) were 45.57 cm and 41.80 cm (1 month); 53.85 cm and 51.61 cm (3 months) and 61.60 cm and 60.02 cm (6 months) of age respectively. Mature linear body measurements for males and females were 61.43 cm and 65.73 cm heat girth; 55.70 cm and 50.25 cm body length and 59.75 cm and 61.35 cm height at withers, respectively. Results were all different (p

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