PERFORMANCE EVALUATION FOR THE PRODUCTION OF MEAT AT YOUNG GOATS
C. Pascal, I. Nechifor, C. Costică, M. Florea
The main objective of the research carried out has been the evaluation of skills for the production of meat at young goats submissive to fattening. In this regard three batches have been established, one composed of individuals of Carpatina breed and two other composed of first generation hybrid population, males and females, obtained from crossings of the Carpatina females with he-goats of Anglonubiana and French Alpina breeds. At the end of the fattening period, it was found that the batch consisting of Carpatina pure-bred males had lower average daily increases with 21.55% and respectively 20.33% compared to the performances achieved by the F1 males from the crossing with Anglonubiana and French Alpina. Also between batches have registered some differences with different degree of meaning for the average daily gain, exception makes the difference between the average values of this indicator calculated for batches consisting of hybrids, which was insignificant for p ≤ 0.01. Significance analysis of the determined values for the total body mass accumulation during the fattening period was significant for p ≤ 0.05 for all batches. In relation to the performances achieved by Carpatina males, the specific consumption of food per kg was reduced by 8% and respectively 6.56% from the two batches consisting of hybrid males.
Key words: Carpatina goat, goat meat, specific consume