Interrelation between body weights of sire, dam and their lambs at early stage of growth
AuthorsCaro Petrović, Violeta
Petrović, Milan P.
Sycheva, Irina N.
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Records of female lambs and their parents of the Mis sheep breed have used. All animals are approximately have weaned at 90 days of age. Descriptive statistics, paired sample test, paired differences, measures of association, correlations and regression of body weights between female lambs and their parents have done. A complementary least body weights at 30 days and weaning between dams and lambs but utmost weight at 30 days, the lambs were higher while at weaning, the dams had higher weight. It can observe that the averages on body weights the rams were the highest, followed by lambs and the lowest the dams’ body weights. The coefficient of determination of R2 varies from low to high, indicating that the lamb's body weight has more influenced by other factors that we have not considered.There were significant correlations between lamb body weight at birth and sire/dam body weight at birth. The results showed highly significant correlations of lamb's body weight at 30 days... with dams but with sires, positive and very low. There had positive but no significant correlation between lamb body weight at weaning and sire body weight at weaning. Lamb body weight at weaning and dam body weight at weaning are highly correlated.
Keywords:sire / dam / lambs / body weight / birth / weaning / early stage growth / association / correlation
Source:Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry, 2020, 36, 2, 205-214
- Institute for Animal Husbandry Belgrade Zemun