Genetic Parameters of Growth and Reproduction in the West African Dwarf Goats Reared in the Humid Tropics

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Abstract 

Twenty-five intensively managed mature West African Dwarf goats were used for the experiment comprising 20 Does (dams) and 5 bucks (sires). The goats were classified into 5 mating pens of 4 Does (dams) and one buck (sire) randomly assigned per pen. Fresh water and forage were provided ad libitum in addition to 1kg concentrates Cajanus cajan to each animal per day. Data were collected on weights at birth and weaning; litter size and linear body measurements. Body weight gain was calculated. The data were subjected to analysis of variance in completely randomized design using the statistical package of social science (SPSS) computer package. The Paternal Half-sib Analysis model was used to estimate sire component of variance from which the additive genetic variance and heritability were calculated. The descriptive statistics (mean ±S.E) and Coefficient of Variation for birth weight, litter size, body weight gain and body weight showed that birth weight of the offspring were significantly different (P0.05). Body weight gain of sires group recorded significant differences (P

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APA

Consults, E. & CHIDIEBERE, O (2022). Genetic Parameters of Growth and Reproduction in the West African Dwarf Goats Reared in the Humid Tropics. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/genetic-parameters-of-growth-and-reproduction-in-the-west-african-dwarf-goats-reared-in-the-humid-tropics

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Consults, Education, and OKAFOR CHIDIEBERE "Genetic Parameters of Growth and Reproduction in the West African Dwarf Goats Reared in the Humid Tropics" Afribary. Afribary, 30 Nov. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/genetic-parameters-of-growth-and-reproduction-in-the-west-african-dwarf-goats-reared-in-the-humid-tropics. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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Consults, Education, and OKAFOR CHIDIEBERE . "Genetic Parameters of Growth and Reproduction in the West African Dwarf Goats Reared in the Humid Tropics". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Nov. 2022. Web. 31 Jan. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/genetic-parameters-of-growth-and-reproduction-in-the-west-african-dwarf-goats-reared-in-the-humid-tropics >.

Chicago

Consults, Education and CHIDIEBERE, OKAFOR . "Genetic Parameters of Growth and Reproduction in the West African Dwarf Goats Reared in the Humid Tropics" Afribary (2022). Accessed January 31, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/genetic-parameters-of-growth-and-reproduction-in-the-west-african-dwarf-goats-reared-in-the-humid-tropics