RESEARCHES RELATED TO MEAT YIELD APTITUDES OF CARPATINA BREED REARED IN ROMANIA
C. Pascal, I. Pădeanu, I. Călin, St. Daraban, G. Nacu
The researches aimed to evaluate the meat yielding capacity of goat youth fattened on pasture. Biological material comprised young goats not used at breeding, from indigenous goat populations, reared in Romanian private farms (N-E area). Fattening lasted 160 days (May-October) and was done in accordance with local traditions. The results revealed different final weight values between groups, within identical husbandry conditions. Better growing capacity was recorded by youth issued from simple parturitions. Thus, although performances were 2.87% better than in the goats issued from double parturitions, no statistical significance occurred for p<0.01. The females from simple parturitions presented higher live weights (significant differences for p<5%).
Key words: goats, meat, technology, extensive, pasture