FATTENING CAPACITY OF MERINO OF CLUJ SHEEP WITHIN DIFFERENT SYSTEMS

S. DĂRĂBAN, C. COROIAN, VIORICA COŞIER, VIOARA MIREŞAN, A. POP, A. VLAIC, I. PĂDEANU, S. VOIA

Abstract


Merino of Cluj is breed was founded during 1959 – 1988, within the University ofAgricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, as result of the workperformed by research team coordinated by Professor Augustin Pop. Turcana breed(white variety, Sibiu ecotype) was used as maternal line, and Transylvanian Merino aspaternal line. Merino of Cluj bred frames within mix morpho-type ”meat-milk-finewool”, well adapted to hilly areas with high precipitation level.In context of reorientation of the production directions, the breed is suitable for meatproduction being exploited on both pasture and intensively. When pasture fattening wasperformed for 150 days, body weights of 37.75 ± 0.30 kg and 42.00 ± 0.17 kg wererecorded in the end of the fattening period, function of feeding level. When 100 daysintensive fattening was performed, body weight of 40.62 ± 0.40 kg was recorded in theend of the fattening period. The average daily accumulation of body weight, whenpasture fattening was performed, recorded values between 107.06 and 136.66 g, and251.00 g when intensive fattening was performed.

Keywords


young sheep; fattening on pasture; intensive fattening; Merino of Cluj

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