Fertility Characteristics of Hair Goats in Tokat Province
Keywords:Goat, Hair goat, Fertility, Breeding, Tokat
AbstractHair Goat is one of the native breeds of Turkey. There are 8 million head of Hair Goat in Turkey. Hair goat is well suited in harsh climate or poor pasture conditions and forests. They are kept usually for meat production. The body colour of Hair Goat ranges from white to black or brown. The male goats have more live weight than females. In this study, 2500 head of Hair Goats were collected in 2015 and 2016. Birth rate was 61.2 and 73.7% respectively. Twinning rate was 7.2 and 6.6% and infertility rate was 24.6 and 15.4% respectively. These results indicate low fertility rate of Hair Goats.
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