IMPROVEMENT OF MEAT LAMB PRODUCTION IN MURES COUNTY BY CROSSBREEDING OF LOCAL TSIGAI BREED WITH GERMAN BLACKHEADED BREED

Published in Scientific Papers. Series D. Animal Science, Vol. LX
Written by Laurenția DUMAN, Ion RĂDUCUȚĂ, Elena ILIŞIU, Alexandru MARIN, Ana-Maria CIUREA, Vasile DREVE, Teodor BUCĂTARU, Ion CĂLIN

The Tsigai breed occupies the second place in the structure of breeds of sheep from Romania after the Tsurcana breed. These breeds are kept in mountain and sub mountain regions with large areas of pastures (24 % of the total pastures of Romania are located in these areas), which could be used for grazing with crossbreed lambs. For this reason, we preferred to use the Tsigai breed as the local breed for crossbreeding with specialized breeds for meat production in this experiment. In addition heterosis effect is used for meat production improvement The results of a 100-day fattening experiment with young sheep crossbred (German Blackheaded x Tsigai) and Tsigai young sheep are presented in this paper. The crossbred lambs and Tsigai pure breed lambs were maintained under the same conditions, received the same food and benefited from the same microclimate factors during entire fattening period.

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DUMAN L., RĂDUCUȚĂ I., ILIŞIU E., MARIN A., CIUREA A.M., DREVE V., BUCĂTARU T., CĂLIN I. 2017, IMPROVEMENT OF MEAT LAMB PRODUCTION IN MURES COUNTY BY CROSSBREEDING OF LOCAL TSIGAI BREED WITH GERMAN BLACKHEADED BREED. Scientific Papers. Series D. Animal Science, Vol. LX, ISSN 2285-5750, 226-230.


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