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Vol. 11, Special Issue 2 (2022)

Effect of temperature and temperature humidity index on growth performance of Deccani sheep

Author(s):
Balasaheb Shahaji Sonawane, Nitesh Sharma, Tushar Rajendra Bhosale, Deepak Kumar and Dr. VS Lawar
Abstract:
Preset trial has been conducted at Networth Project on Sheep Improvement (Deccani field unit), Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri Dist. Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. For this study 9year data from 2006 - 2015 has been collected from Networth Project on Sheep Improvement (Deccani field unit). Sufficient housing accommodations for sheep are available. The sheds with asbestos roofing with brick floor are provided. The sheep are housed in a shed during night hours especially in winter as well as in the rainy season. Sheep were allowed to graze for about 5-6 hours per day in the harvested field as well as the silvi-pastoral area. The lambs up to six months of age were fed at the barn and they were allowed to be out of sheds for one hour for exercise. The animals were selected for various growth trait body weights at birth, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months of age. The data was analyzed by using the least square method. It is concluded from this trial, year of birth had significant effect on average daily weight gain upto twelve months. However season of birth, sex, mostly temperature and THI has no influence on daily weight gain.
Pages: 662-665  |  277 Views  74 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Balasaheb Shahaji Sonawane, Nitesh Sharma, Tushar Rajendra Bhosale, Deepak Kumar and Dr. VS Lawar. Effect of temperature and temperature humidity index on growth performance of Deccani sheep. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(2S): 662-665.

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