RESEARCHES REGARDING GROWTH SPEED IN CROSSBREEDS LAMBS LACAUNE X TIGAIE REARED IN THE WESTEN PART OF ROMANIA
I. Pădeanu, S. Voia, D. Gavojdian, C. Pascal, N. Olaru, I. Frăţilă
Aim of this paper was the monitoring of average daily weight gain, from birth until 35 days, of crossbreeds Lacaune x Tigaie lambs. Researches were carried out in S.C. Unicon 2000 3N SRL from Arad County. Results of the present study revealed that body weight at birth, 9 and 35 days, and average daily weight gain between birth to 9 days of age, 9 to 35 days and 0 to 35 days are significantly higher (p<0.001) in crossbreed lambs Lacaune x Tigaie born as singles (n=18), comparative with those born as doubles (n=22). Results suggest that single lambs crosses between Lacaune and Tigaie during first 35 day of life, achieve on average daily weight gains of 240.5 g, a value very similar to the value of the Lacaune standard breed for meat-blood line (246 g).
Key words: Lacaune, Tigaie, crossbreeds, average daily gain