Estimation of milk production in hair ewes by two methods of measurement

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Irina Peniche G Luis Sarmiento F Ronald Santos R

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Objective. The objective of the current study was to compare two methods to estimate daily milk production in crossbred hair ewes. Materials and methods. Eight multiparous, crossbred (Pelibuey x Katahdin) lactating hair ewes were used in a completely randomized design with repeated measurements, for 56 days. Ewes were fed ad libitum with a diet based on concentrate. Milk production was estimated twice a week for each ewe by both methods, suckled-hand (SH) and weigh-suckle-weigh (WSW) method. Results. Milk production (p>0.05) means were 1031.9±95.6 and 1119.0±95.6 g/day/ewe for SH and WSW method, respectively. Conclusions. No significant differences (p>0.05) were found between methods for milk yield.

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Objetivo. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue comparar dos métodos para estimar la producción diaria de leche en ovejas de pelo cruzadas. Materiales y métodos. Se utilizaron ocho ovejas multíparas, cruzadas (Pelibuey x Katahdin) y lactantes, en un diseño completamente al azar, con medidas repetidas, durante 56 días. Las ovejas fueron alimentadas ad libitum con una dieta basada en concentrado. La producción de leche se estimó dos veces a la semana a cada oveja, mediante ambos métodos, el doble pesaje del cordero-ordeño manual de la ovejas (DPC-OMO) y el doble pesaje del cordero (DPC). Resultados. La producción de leche estimada (p>0.05) fue de 1031.9±95.6 y 1119.0±95.6 g/día/ovejas para el DPC-OMO y DPC, respectivamente. Conclusión. No se encontraron diferencias significativas (p>0.05) entre métodos de estimación de la producción de leche.

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