C. Cristian

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STUDY ON THE BODY DEVELOPMENT AND CONFORMATION-CONSTITUTION OF THE TIGAIE RUSTY VARIETY POPULATION FROM BACAU COUNTY AREA

C. Cristian, Tr.Şt. Atanasiu, N. Iftimie, Gh. Grigoraş, V. Jipa, Gabriela Baciu, C. Sava, E.C. Popescu

Abstract
This study aimed to determine the current level of development of conformation-constitution and body development in the population of Tigaie sheep Rusty variety population bred and exploited within the Research-Development Station for Goat and Sheep Breeding Secuieni-Bacau. The investigations were carried out on the Izvoru Berheciului farm, targeting a number of 140 sheep from Tigaie rusty variety. There were run mass measurements during 2010 mating season. After the statistical processing of data, it was found that the average weight of sheep bred and exploited in Bacau SCDCOC-Secuieni was 40.35 kg, 4.56% higher value compared with the data mentioned in the literature-38.51 kg. The results of research indicate that the eumetric appearance of Tigaie breed and the upward dynamics of body development certify the selection and breeding works carried on within SCDCOC Secuieni-Bacau.

Key words: Tigaie, body development, sheep