Effects of suckling schedule on growth characteristics of Saanen kids


Diken F., UĞUR F. , TÖLÜ C. , AKBULUT M.

ARCHIV FUR TIERZUCHT-ARCHIVES OF ANIMAL BREEDING, cilt.51, ss.55-63, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 51 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5194/aab-51-55-2008
  • Dergi Adı: ARCHIV FUR TIERZUCHT-ARCHIVES OF ANIMAL BREEDING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.55-63

Özet

This study was carried out with single-born Saanen kids raised at Uvecik Research and Training Centre of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University. In the study, the kids were raised according to two suckling program. In the first program, the kids suckled full-udder of their dams for 30 min at 08.00 and 18.00. In the second program, the right lob of the udder of the kid's dams was milked by hand, and then the kids were allowed to suckle their dams for 30 min at 08.00 and 18.00. The kids in the both groups were weaned at 5 weeks of the study. The live weights of the kids of the first and second program were 10963.0 +/- 274.4 and 10384.9 +/- 285.1 g (P>0.05) at 5 weeks of the study and 17932.9 +/- 676.3 and 17482.7 +/- 702.8 g (P>0.05) at 12 weeks of the study, respectively. The height at withers and heart girth of the kids of the first and second program were 51.7 +/- 0.9 and 51.1 +/- 0.9 cm (P>0.05), and 61.1 +/- 0.8 and 58.5 +/- 0.8 cm (P=0.05) at 12 weeks of the study, respectively. The live weight increase between 1-5 and I-12 weeks of the kids of the first and second program were determined as 192.0 +/- 9.5 and 178.6 +/- 9.9 g (P>0.05), and 160.2 +/- 8.4 and 157.0 +/- 8.7 g (P>0.05), respectively. No significant difference was found between the programs in terms of roughage intake (P>0.05), concentrate feed intake (P>0.05), water intake (P>0.05), rumination (P>0.05) behaviors. In conclusion, the growth performance and behaviors of kids which were raised according to two suckling program were found similar.