AN INTRODUCTION STUDY ON CHARACTERISTIC OF BODY LENGTH, WITHERS HEIGHT, AND BODY WEIGHT OF MURRAH FEMALE BUFFALO IN DELI SERDANG AND SERDANG BEDAGAI COUNTY, NORTH SUMATRA PROVINCE
The research was conducted in Deli Serdang and Serdang Bedagai County, North Sumatra province, Indonesia. The macro and micro environment have an effect on the growth of the animals maintained. The research objective was to analyze the body length, heart girth, withers height, and body weight of Murrah female buffalo which it was divided into caracalf, caraheifer, and caracow. The sample of caracalves, caraheifers, and caracows are respectively 21, 16, and 59 heads. The research used the survey and random sampling method and was descriptively analyzed and compared to the literature.
The research gave result as followed. The female Murrah caracalf shows the body length 80.1±7.66 cm, heart girth 100.11±8.71 cm, withers height 89.98±11.54 cm, and body weight 104.63±38.55 kg.The Murrah female caraheifer shows the body length 127.50±9.49 cm, heart girth 166.84±17.67 cm, withers height 121.65±6.62 cm, and body weight 343.06±47.74 kg. The Murrah caracow shows the body length 147.98±8.98 cm, heart girth 205.35±8.33 cm, withers height 135.06±4.50 cm, and body weight 446.05±45.06 kg. The research concludes that the body length, heart girth, withers height, and body weight of Murrah female buffalo are relatively not different compared to the literature.
Key words: Murrah buffalo, female, body length, heart girth, withers height, body weight