Factors affecting daily milk yield and composition during suckling in mountain goats

S. Kaskous, S. Jawad, A. Fadlelmoula

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Abstract

The study was conducted at the Syrian Swida governate (Oura research station) to investigate the effects of litter size, parity number and sampling day on daily milk yield and composition in mountain goats. 18 goats in their 1st to 3rd lactations were randomly selected for the study; selection was done at trimester period of pregnancy. Daily milk yield was estimated according to lamb-suckling method two times daily each 12 hours and every three days starting from day 15th after parturition to weaning at day 60th. Milk samples were taken to determine milk components; fat, protein, lactose, minerals, solids not fat and density as well as daily milk yield. Collected data were subjected to statistical analysis using SAS-package. Daily milk yield was increased by litter size and parity number but milk components showed no such trends.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLivestock Research for Rural Development
Volume27
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2015

Keywords

  • Litter size
  • Parity number
  • Sampling day
  • Swida governate

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