Comparison of yield characteristics of Damascus and Kilis goats in dry climatic conditions

http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0719-81322019000200061

  • Ali Murat Tatar
  • Selçuk Seçkin Tuncer Animal Husbandry - Livestock
  • Halit Deniz Şirelia

Abstract

In this study, the reproductive traits, lactation milk yield, and body measurements of the Damascus (Shami) and Kilis goats raised as dairy goats in the dry climatic conditions of the Southeastern Anatolia region of Turkey were compared. The animal subjects of the study consisted of 596 Damascus goats and 82 Kilis goats between 3–5 years old. This study observed that the litter size, lactation milk yield, lactation period, withers height, and leg circumference of the Damascus goats (150.70%, 175.86 kg, 227.48 days, 72.67 cm, and 74.10 cm, respectively) were significantly higher (P<0.05) than those of the Kilis goats (140.00%, 107.48 kg, 170.39 days, 69.70 cm and 71.83 cm, respectively). This analysis indicated that the Damascus goat may be a good breed for dry climatic conditions. Therefore, more focus on growing Damascus goats can increase productivity in the Southeastern Anatolian region of Turkey.
Published
May 6, 2019
How to Cite
TATAR, Ali Murat; TUNCER, Selçuk Seçkin; ŞIRELIA, Halit Deniz. Comparison of yield characteristics of Damascus and Kilis goats in dry climatic conditions. Austral Journal of Veterinary Sciences, [S.l.], v. 51, n. 2, p. 61-66, may 2019. ISSN 0719-8132. Available at: <http://australjvs.cl/index.php/amv/article/view/742>. Date accessed: 21 may 2019.
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Original Article