DETERMINATION OF APPROPRIATE MODEL FOR THE ESTIMATION OF BODY WEIGHT IN GOATS

BY ALADE N. K., A. O. RAJI AND M. A. ATIKU
A total of 194 kids’ monthly body weight and body measurements (heart girth, height at wither and body length) records were analysed at the University of Maiduguri to determine the appropriate model for estimating body weight at both preweaning and postweaning ages. The average weights at birth were 1.8kg and 1.67kg for males and females, respectively. The corresponding values for heart girth (HGT), height at wither (HWT) and body length (BLT) was 25.14 and 30.26cm, 28.03cm and 27.28cm and 31.76 and 30.96cm, respectively.
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