Mohair research update 18 : the importance of the live weight of Angora goats on husbandry and production

McGregor, Bruce 2012, Mohair research update 18 : the importance of the live weight of Angora goats on husbandry and production, Mohair news, vol. August 2012, pp. 7-9.

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Title Mohair research update 18 : the importance of the live weight of Angora goats on husbandry and production
Author(s) McGregor, Bruce
Journal name Mohair news
Volume number August 2012
Start page 7
End page 9
Total pages 3
Publisher Mohair Australia
Place of publication Molong, N. S. W.
Publication date 2012-08
Keyword(s) live weight
angora goat
mohair production
fibre
growth
Summary The live weight of farm animals is strongly associated with production, profitability, management requirements and animal survival (Table 1). The mature live weight of farm animals and of goats is positively associated with their potential to grow rapidly. Live weight is directly related to the nutrient requirements of goats, irrespective of their productive state.

For Angora goats in particular, live weight is associated with mohair production and mohair fibre diameter, age at puberty, reproductive performance and ovulation rate, carcass attributes, meat production and sale value at the end of their productive life. Live weight also affects the timing of the eruption of incisor teeth.
Language eng
Field of Research 070299 Animal Production not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 830304 Goats
HERDC Research category M.1 Media article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30052842

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Institute for Frontier Materials
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