ISSN: 1813-0410

Keywords : Awassi lambs


Effect of the lambs sex in some growth traits of three different Awassi sheep flocks

Ahmed Ali Adhab; Bashar A. Ahmed

journal of kerbala university, Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 206-211

In this study, 93 Awassi lamb used to find the effect of the sex of lamb in weight from birth to weaning and the weight gain from birth to weaning for three flocks of Awassi sheep (improved flock, not improved flock, breeder flock). It observed the presence outweigh the significant male weight in the fourth month in not improved flock (28.94, 23.61 kg) as well as male superiority over females in weight gain for the third month (6.42, 4.00 kg) and the fourth month (4.79, 3.26 kg).
While non significant effect on the sex of the lambs in the weight and weight gain of the flock is not improved and the breeder flock. The correlations between the weights and weight gain were significant with the exception of a relationship lamb birth weight with the first weight gain, third and fourth. As well as negative for the lamb weight for the first month with fourth weight gain insignificant between weight gain-fourth and the second and third lamb weight and third weight gain and negative with an first weight gain.
In this study, 93 Awassi lamb used to find the effect of the sex of lamb in weight from birth to weaning and the weight gain from birth to weaning for three flocks of Awassi sheep (improved flock, not improved flock, breeder flock). It observed the presence outweigh the significant male weight in the fourth month in not improved flock (28.94, 23.61 kg) as well as male superiority over females in weight gain for the third month (6.42, 4.00 kg) and the fourth month (4.79, 3.26 kg).
While non significant effect on the sex of the lambs in the weight and weight gain of the flock is not improved and the breeder flock. The correlations between the weights and weight gain were significant with the exception of a relationship lamb birth weight with the first weight gain, third and fourth. As well as negative for the lamb weight for the first month with fourth weight gain insignificant between weight gain-fourth and the second and third lamb weight and third weight gain and negative with an first weight gain.

Effect of energy source varieties on biochemical blood traits and carcass sensory evaluation in fattening rations of Awassi lambs

Ali A.Altalib; Mozhir K.Almahdawi; Ossama Y.Younis

journal of kerbala university, Volume 11, Issue 4, Pages 45-53

This experiment was carried out at animal field that belonging to College of Agriculture and Forestry/Mosul University in order to find out the best source of energy in fattening rations and to study their effects on some blood parameters and carcass sensory test of Awassi lambs. Fifteen local male lambs after weaning age were used in this experiment and were assigned randomly to three experimental groups.These experimental groups were fed add libitum on three rations containing barley, molasses and rice polishings as a source of energy for 105 day period .The results of this experiment showed that there were significant differences (P≤0.05) on red blood cells count (RBC), hemoglobin level (Hb), packed cell volume (PCV), total protein and high significantly differences (P≤0.01) on white blood cells count (WBC) and albumin among the three treatments. As about the carcass sensory evaluation the statistical analysis showed that there were significant differences (P≤0.05) on tenderness and juiciness traits and also high significantly differences (P≤0.01) on texture, aroma and acceptability between experimental groups as compared to control group. Concluded of this study that the rice polishing diet was used in the third treatment was appeared significant improved on some blood parameters and meat quality when compared with other energy sources in the first and second treatments