The fat and protein content of the sheep milk under different conditions

Jávor, András and Kukovics, S. and Nábrádi, András and Rózsáné Várszegi, Zsófia and Árnyasi, Mariann and Molnár, Gy. (2000) The fat and protein content of the sheep milk under different conditions. Options Mediterraneennes. Serie A: Seminaires Mediterraneens, 43. pp. 69-71. ISSN 1016-121X


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In Hungary the Hungarian Combing Merino has been and still is the most common sheep breed. In order to increase the milk production traits, especially the milk components, several crossings were made. In an experiment lasting three years the fat, protein and dry matter contents of the milk produced by ewes belonging to different genotypes: Merino, (Merino x East-Friesian) F1, (Merino x Langhe) F1, (Merino x Sarda) F1, (Merino x Pleven) F1 and (Merino x Awassi) F1 were studied. The test milkings of the ewes were carried out fortnightly, twice a day. From the study the following conclusions could be drawn: (i) the East-Friesian F1 ewes produced the largest amount of fat, protein and dry matter in their milk; followed by Langhe F1, Sarda F1, Pleven F1, Awassi F1 and Merinos in the ranking; (ii) the improvement in conditions gave an increased yield of the studied traits; and (iii) the pre-selection of Merinos on the basis of milk production should be made prior to the start of crossbreeding considering to increase the milk production traits.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > SF Animal culture / állattenyésztés
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2013 11:11
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2013 11:11

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