C. Pascal

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THE EVALUATION OF MILK PRODUCTION FOR THE TIGAIE BREED WHICH IS RAISED IN DIFFERENT TRADITIONAL PARTS OF ROMANIA

C. Pascal, C. Cristian

Abstract
   The purposes of the research were to assess the real potential of the Tigaie breed for milk production and the identification of the improvement ways of the production. The biological material used for evaluation was represented by growing herds which were exploited in three Romanian counties in which the growing of this breed is an action with old traditions. The quantitative milk production was appreciated based on monthly check-ups, the used method was the official one used in Romania and in the UE, named the A4 method. During the lactation more successive check-ups were planed, for equal periods of 30 days, and for determining the total milk production obtained for each period, the Fleishmann method was used. The obtained results after applying successive reviews indicate the existence of obvious differences between the batchs. These differences are significant statistically speaking for p < 5%, the only distinguished exception being of + 0.54 l obtained between Vrancea and Vaslui counties, which is unimportant for the considered significant limit. The completion of the research and the statistical processing of the dates indicate the fact that the Tigaie breed must be subjected to a more extensive program for milk production, aspect which would make it more efficient.

Key words: Romanian sheep, Tigaie, sheep for milk production (milk sheep)