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GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF DESERT SHEEP UNDER GRAZING CONDITIONS IN NORTH KORDOFAN STATE

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Author(s): M.A.M. TIBIN

Journal: Online Journal of Animal and Feed Research
ISSN 2228-7701

Volume: 02;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 45;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Dessert sheep | growth performance | Body linear measurements | concentrate ration | Sudan

ABSTRACT
The experiment was conducted to study the effect of changing the nomadic husbandry practices during summer with feed supplementation and water restriction on the performance, carcass characteristics of desert sheep (Hamari sub type). Thirty desert sheep of about 8 month age were randomly allocated to three groups (ten animals each, 5 males and 5 females), group (A) watered daily and supplemented with concentrates, (B) watered daily only and (C) watered every 2- 3 days and was considered as control (the normal nomadic husbandry). The results included that average final live weights were significantly (P
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