Ingessana Goats Phenotype, Carcass and Wholesale Cuts Characteristics in Fadamia, Bao Locality, Blue Nile State, Sudan
Mohmed E. Elimam,
Asma H.M.Hamed and
Amer A. Y. Abdalla
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Mohmed E. Elimam: Goat Research Centre, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gezira, P.O. Box 20, Wad Medani, Sudan
Asma H.M.Hamed: Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Gadarif, P.O. Box 449, Gadarif, Sudan
Amer A. Y. Abdalla: Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Gadarif, P.O. Box 449, Gadarif, Sudan
Animal Review, 2015, vol. 2, issue 1, 1-8
Two studies were conducted to characterize the phenotype, carcass and wholesale cuts in Ingessana goats in Fadamia, Bao Province, Blue Nile State, Sudan which is about 521km south east of Khartoum. In the first study 250 animals were used to study body weight and measurements and colours at different ages in villages in the area. In the second study 6 males at 0.05) differences between measured and predicted BW. Animals’ colours varied greatly and were mainly black and white (35%). All body components percentages, except skin and small intestines, were higher at 0.05) different between the two age groups. Carcass muscle, bone, fat and muscle: fat were not significantly (P>0.05) different between the two age groups. Muscle: fat was significantly higher at 1 year old (P 0.05) differences in all wholesale cuts percentages between the two age groups. The percentages of leg and chump, single short forequarter and loin were higher at 1 year old and breast and neck percentages were higher at
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