The use of semifine-wooled mutton-wool rams in the breeding of fine-wooled sheep

Chamukha, M.D.; Lushchenko, A.E.; Glyadkovskii, V.K.

Ovtsevodstvo 4: 21-23

1990


Accession: 002261256

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Abstract
Soviet Mutton-Wool rams (wool quality 56s-58s) were mated with Altai ewes with undesirably fine (70s) wool. For 247 and 237 crossbred ram and ewe lambs, and for 200 and 200 Altai ram and ewe lambs resp., body weight at 15 months of age averaged 63.8, 41.2, 57.4 and 38.0 kg resp., clean wool weight 3.64, 2.56, 3.12 and 2.44 kg, clean wool yield 48.5, 47.1, 44.0 and 45.5%, staple length 12.3, 11.4, 9.8 and 8.7 cm, and the percentage of lambs with the 70s quality wool 0, 0, 43 and 51.