Tr.Şt. Atanasiu

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STUDY REGARDING MILKING SPEED, AT A SHEEP POPULATION RESULTED FROM CROSSING AWASSI RAMS WITH TIGAIE EWE

Tr.Şt. Atanasiu, C. Pascal, C. Cristian, L. Moscalu, N. Zaharia, E.C. Popescu, C. Radu

Abstract
The objective of this study was to determine milking speed at F1 hybrid sheep population resulting from crossing of the local sheep with Awassi rams. Research has been carried out on a herd of 115 hybrids sheep Aw x Ti and 140 Tigaie breed sheep first being determining the total duration of milking and based on the obtained values we calculate the milking speed. The results of the research put in light the fact that milking speed recorded an increasing dynamics starting with first lactation up to sixth lactation, both at hybrids Aw x Ti population and at Tigaie population. So, while mean milking speed at Aw x Ti sheep in sixth lactation was of 12.33 ml/sec, at Tigaie breed sheep this parameter had a higher value with 9.57%. The mean duration of total milking at a hybrid population in sixth lactation was 58.14 seconds at an average production of 641.22 ml milk per day per sheep.

Key words: Tigaie, Awassi, milking speed