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Relationship of physical measurements with cold dressed carcass weights and carcass grades of Mecheri and Mandya lambs



Relationship of physical measurements with cold dressed carcass weights and carcass grades of Mecheri and Mandya lambs



Cheiron 8(2): 104-109



Data were obtained on 88 male and female lambs of each of the Mecheri and Mandya breeds. Body measurements were taken before slaughter. For the 2 breeds resp., body length averaged 52.81 and 52.51 cm, withers height 57.57 and 49.84 cm, heart girth 60.30 and 60.51 cm, and cold dressed carcass weight 7.26 and 7.30 kg. Mecheri lambs produced 38 choice, 95 good, 36 utility and 7 cull carcasses; Mandya lambs produced 1 prime, 41 choice, 98 good, 34 utility and 2 cull carcasses.

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