Biotech Studies 2016, Vol 25, Num, 2     (Pages: 185-187)

The Performance of Different Breeds of Lambs and Productivity of Pasture Mixtures in Konya Province

Şaban IŞIK 1 ,Şükrü DOĞAN 1 ,Serkan ATEŞ 1-2 ,Seydi AYDOĞAN 1 ,Murat KÜÇÜKÇONGAR 1 ,Ramazan ACAR 3

1 Bahri Dağdaş Uluslararası Tarımsal Araştırma Enstitüsü Müdürlüğü, Konya
2 International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Amman, Jordan
3 Selçuk Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi, Tarla Bitkileri Bölümü, Konya
DOI : 10.21566/tarbitderg.283036 Viewed : 411 - Downloaded : 232 This study was conducted to compare the effect on the performance of fat tailed Akkaraman and leaned tailed Anatolian Merino lambs and on pasture production between 2012 and 2013. The experiment was established as completely randomized block design with three replicates at the research fields of Bahri Dagdas International Agricultural research Institute in Konya. The total green biomass and dry matter production were 3637 kg/da and 904 kg/da, respectively. Over the 161 day grazing period, the daily liveweight gains of Akkaraman and Anatolian Merino lambs were 100 and 71 g/head/d, respectively. The results revealed that the effect of breeds on the productivity of pastures was insignificant (P>0.05), while Akkaraman lambs grew faster (P<0.001) than Anatolian Merino lambs. Keywords : Artificial pasture, breed, production, liveweight gain