Fattening performance and carcass composition in purebred and crossbred Awassi lambs

Guney, O.; Bicer, O.

Doga, Veterinerlik ve Hayvancilik 10(3): 251-258


Accession: 001594357

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The performance was compared of Awassi, Ile-de-France X Awassi, and Chios X Awassi male lambs fed ad lib. Ile-de-France X Awassi lambs had the highest av. daily gains, dressing percentage and weight of the psoas major muscle, the lowest percentage of bone in the carcass, and the highest percentage of intramuscular fat. The percentage of lean in the carcass was highest in purebred Awassis. Data are presented in 8 tables.