Investigations on the possibility of improving the meat production by crossbreeding Turkish Merino, Chios and Kivircik sheep breeds - 2. Fattening, slaughter and carcass characteristics of lambs


Yilmaz A. , Ozcan M. , Ekiz B. , Akgunduz M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.26, no.6, pp.1333-1340, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1333-1340
  • Keywords: lamb, crossbreeding, fattening, carcass characteristics, BLACK-HEADED MUTTON, GERMAN

Abstract

The Turkish Merino is the most common mutton breed in Turkey. In this study the Turkish Merino was used as a sire line for the production of two-way and three-way crossbred slaughter lambs. Our aim was to investigate improvements in the meat production of these crossbred lambs. In this part of the study, the fattening, slaughter and carcass characteristics of two-way and three-way crossbred lambs were taken into consideration in comparison with those of Turkish Merino purebred lambs.