Comparative Studies on Slaughter Performances of the European Mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon Lin.) and the Hybrids Obtained by Crossbreeding between Mouflon and Sheep Breed Tigaie

Nenad Nedeljkovič, Nicolae Păcală, Gabi Dumitrescu, Ioan Bencsik, Lavinia Stef, Ioan Pet, Dorel Dronca, Valer Caraba, Liliana Petculescu Ciochină, Marioara Nicula, Adela Marcu

Abstract


The aim of this work was to determine slaughter performances and carcass characteristics at European Mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon Lin.). Also, for studied characteristics were determined the differences between European Mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon Lin.) and hybrids (F1) obtained by crossbreeding between European Mouflon (Ovis ammon musimon Pal.) and the Romanian sheep breed Tigaie, raised under identical conditions. First generation hybrids (F1) were obtained by crossbreeding between females of sheep breed Tigaie and males of mouflon (FT x MM). The studied characteristics were slaughter yield on hot and chilled carcass, the participation percentage of the cut parts from live weight and from the whole carcass structure. At the age of 90 days 10 lambs were sacrificed (5 mouflons and 5 hybrids FTxMM). For slaughter performances, superior values were obtained from the hybrid lambs. Thus, slaughter yield calculated had higher at FTxMM (P<0.05) as compared with values obtained at mouflon. The participation percentage of the cut parts from the live weight and from the whole carcass structure had the lower values at mouflon lambs compared to FTxMM hybrids. Results from this study showed that hybrid genotype significantly influenced the studied characteristics and have revealed the superiority of the hybrids lambs against mouflon lambs.



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Keywords: carcass, hybrid, mouflon, sheep.

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