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This study was conducted at the grasscutter section of the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana, to estimate non-genetic effects on reproductive and survival traits. Data consisted of records on 136 does from 2006 to 2010. Litter size at weaning, litter weight and lactation weight loss all...

Author(s)
Annor, S. Y.; Ahunu, B. K.; Aboagye, G. S.; Boa-Amponsem, K.; Cassady, J. P.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
International Journal of Livestock Production, 2014, 5, 6, pp 103-112
Abstract

A total of 675 records each on birth weight, birth type and pre-weaning survivability of West African Dwarf (WAD) goats kept on natural pasture over a period of 9 years were assessed to determine the effects of environmental factors on them. The overall mean birth weight was 1.20±0.01 kg. Birth...

Author(s)
Hagan, B. A.; Nyameasem, J. K.; Asafu-Adjaye, A.; Duncan, J. L.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2014, 26, 1, pp Article 13
Abstract

The study was carried out in three communities namely, Pekyi, Kokpong and Cheyohi in the Tolon Kumbungu District (TKD) to assess the growth performance of lambs kept under the traditional system of production. The parameters studied were birth weight, pre-weaning weight gain, ewe weight at birth,...

Author(s)
Naandam, J.; Amoah-Otchere, K.
Publisher
ISSR Innovative Space of Scientific Research Journals, Rabat-Chellah, Morocco
Citation
International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, 2014, 5, 1, pp 43-48
Abstract

Data collected from 1993 to 2006 at the Animal Research Institute of Ghana was used to compare the performance of Sanga and Friesian-Sanga crossbred calves on natural pasture. Performance traits analyzed were birth weight (BWT), weaning weight adjusted to 210 days (WW7), preweaning average daily...

Author(s)
Sottie, E. T.; Darfour-Oduro, K. A.; Okantah, S. A.
Publisher
Springer Science + Business Media, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2009, 41, 3, pp 321-328
Abstract

A study was conducted on 441 West African Dwarf goat (WADG) kids born from September 1999 to August 2002 at three locations in the Dangme West District of the Greater Accra Region in Ghana to determine the effect of environmental factors on birth weight, birth type and pre-weaning survivability....

Author(s)
Baiden, R. Y.
Publisher
Springer Science + Business Media, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2007, 39, 2, pp 141-147
Abstract

Birth weight increased with increasing parity number to the 5th in dams in the subhumid zone (SH, 1.89 kg) and to the 6th in dams in the humid zone (H, 1.71 kg) dams. Season did not significantly affect birth weight in either zone. Birth type (single vs. twins) had the greatest influence on birth...

Author(s)
London, J. C.; Weniger, J. H.
Citation
Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 1995, 112, 5-6, pp 431-453

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