THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY WEIGHT AND LINEAR BODY MEASUREMENTS IN BUNAJI CALVES AT DIFFERENT PHASES OF GROWTH

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ABSTRACT

A total of seven (7) Bunaji calves were used to study the relationship between body weight and linear body measurements at different phases of growth (phase 1, 1-4weeks, phase 2, 5-8weeks, phase 3, 9-12weeks), estimate growth rate and predict body weight from linear body measurements of body length (BL), body circumference (BC), neck length (NL), neck circumference (NC), girth circumference (GC), height at wither (HW), tail length (TL) and ear length (EL). The results showed that weight gain at phases 1, 2 and 3 were 6.69, 4.19 and 4.56kg respectively. Weight gain values for the second and third phases were significantly different (P<0.05) from phase one. All linear body measurement taken correlated positively and significantly (P<0.01, P<0.05) with body weight except for body circumference, ear length and neck circumference. This indicates that body measurement can be used as a selection criterion and for estimating body weight in the field, especially in the rural areas where scales are not usually available.

Key words: Bunaji calves, body weight, linear body measurements, correlation 


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APA

Utibe, O (2019). THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY WEIGHT AND LINEAR BODY MEASUREMENTS IN BUNAJI CALVES AT DIFFERENT PHASES OF GROWTH. Afribary.com: Retrieved December 11, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/the-relationship-between-body-weight-and-linear-body-measurements-in-bunaji-calves-at-different-phases-of-growth

MLA 8th

Okon, Utibe. "THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY WEIGHT AND LINEAR BODY MEASUREMENTS IN BUNAJI CALVES AT DIFFERENT PHASES OF GROWTH" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 01 Dec. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/the-relationship-between-body-weight-and-linear-body-measurements-in-bunaji-calves-at-different-phases-of-growth . Accessed 11 Dec. 2019.

MLA7

Okon, Utibe. "THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY WEIGHT AND LINEAR BODY MEASUREMENTS IN BUNAJI CALVES AT DIFFERENT PHASES OF GROWTH". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 01 Dec. 2019. Web. 11 Dec. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/the-relationship-between-body-weight-and-linear-body-measurements-in-bunaji-calves-at-different-phases-of-growth >.

Chicago

Okon, Utibe. "THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY WEIGHT AND LINEAR BODY MEASUREMENTS IN BUNAJI CALVES AT DIFFERENT PHASES OF GROWTH" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed December 11, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/the-relationship-between-body-weight-and-linear-body-measurements-in-bunaji-calves-at-different-phases-of-growth