Effect of different seasons on Taggar goat performance

  • Bushara * University of Kordofan
  • ElGazafey Besheer University of ELdaein
  • M.O. Mudalal University of Kordofan
  • D M Mekki University of Kordofan
  • Umsalama A. M. Ahmed Taif University, Saudi Arabia
  • A M A Abu Nikhaila University of Khartoum
Keywords: Dry land, nuba mountain, climate, season, range, land, taggar.

Abstract

Effect of climate change through season of birth was carried out to evaluate some reproductive  and productive performance of mountain goat (Taggar goats). Forty seven (47) mature Taggar goats were used in this experiment. Animals were allocated in two groups according to season of  birth, rainy season and dry season. The results indicated that rainy season kidders secured higher litter size 1.45 compared with dry season kidders 1.18. Where kidding rate was high in rainy season kidders 100% compared with dry season kidders. Body weight was heavier at kidding and weaning time for rainy season kidders compared with dry season kidders. The kidding interval and service period for the rainy season kidders shorter compared with dry season kidders. In conclusion the season of birth was sharply affected goat reproductive and productive performance.

Author Biographies

Bushara *, University of Kordofan

Department of Animal Production

Faculty of Natural Res. & Environmental Studies

ElGazafey Besheer, University of ELdaein

Faculty of Medicine

M.O. Mudalal, University of Kordofan

Department of Animal Production

Faculty of Natural Res. & Environmental Studies

D M Mekki, University of Kordofan

Department of Animal Production

Faculty of Natural Res. & Environmental Studies

Umsalama A. M. Ahmed, Taif University, Saudi Arabia

Dept. of Biology

Faculty of Art and Sciences

A M A Abu Nikhaila, University of Khartoum

Department of Dairy Production

Faculty of Animal Production

Published
2016-10-31