Meat production of crossbred ram lambs from matings of Polish Merino ewes with rams of English meat breeds

Krupinski, J.

Roczniki Naukowe Zootechniki 7(2): 115-123


Accession: 000926681

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For 116 progeny with Dorset Horn, Ile-de-France, Shropshire, Southdown, Suffolk and Polish Merino sires and Polish Merino dams, birth weight averaged 4.2, 4.7, 4.7, 4.6, 5.5 and 4.5 kg resp. Daily gain up to 40 kg body weight averaged 269, 250, 261, 236, 285 and 256 g resp., the Suffolk crossbreds having a significantly higher birth weight and weight gain than the other types. The carcasses of Southdown crossbreds had a significantly greater fat thickness over the loin eye than those of the other types.