Analysis of Selected Benefits of the Rabbit of Nitra Breed

Martin Fik, Petra Neirurerová, Jaroslav Andreji, Henrieta Arpášová

Abstract


The Nitra rabbit is the Slovak breed characterised and typical for its high meat production performance and dressing percentage. The aim of the research was to analyse the Rabbit of Nitra in terms of its reproduction and production performance. All rabbits used for research were raised within a home environment (4 breeding sources). The research was focused on reproduction parameters (the number of live born pups, the number of weaned pups), growth parameters – growth performance (1st day, 21stday, 42nd day to 119th day), slaughter parameters (dressing percentage, the weight of individual parts of carcass body). The weight of live born pups of rabbits was 56,73 ± 1,07 g, weight on 21stday 308,05 ± 7,16 g, weight on 42nd day 1073,10 ± 30,04 g, 119th day 3288,25 ± 41,09 g. An average dressing performance was 62,47± 0,23 %, rangedfrom56 % to 66,02 %. An average weight of skin was 538,10 ± 7,79 g, weight of gastrointestinal tract was 497,05 ± 7,93 g, weight of intestines was 126,55 ± 2,89 g, weight of head was 167,35 ± 2,15 g, weight of back was 444,25 ± 10,50 g, weight of thorax was 396,60 ± 10,77  g, weight of shoulder blades was 232,75 ± 3,54 g and weight of thighs was 542,80 ± 12,21 g.

Keywords


the Rabbit of Nitra, dressing performance, growth performance, meat production performance

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