1Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh
2Department of Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh
3Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Receive Date: 08 July 2013,
Revise Date: 10 August 2013,
Accept Date: 15 August 2013
The present study was conducted with a view to know the productive and reproductive performance of Jamunapari, Black Bengal and crossbred goats in Chittagong district during the period of May to December 2012. The data on productive and reproductive traits were collected from 324 goats as a whole. In the present study, the birth weight of Jamunapari goats was higher than other crosses. The adult weight of Jamunapari, Black Bengal and crossbred bucks and does were 50.70 ± 3.53, 24.27 ± 1.67 and 40.38 ± 2.90 kg and 45.47 ± 3.78, 21.06 ± 2.33 and 35.72 ± 2.97 kg, respectively. The highest milk yield and lactation period were observed in Jamunapari goats than other crosses. The average ageat puberty of Jamunapari, Black Bengal and crossbred goats were 335.00 ± 25.77,194.12 ± 18.73 and 287.50 ± 22.57 days, respectively. Ageat first conceptionof Jamunapari, Black Bengal and crossbred goats were 381.00 ± 22.54, 217.94 ± 16.87 and 321.25 ± 21.25 days,respectively. Ageat first kiddingof Jamunapari, Black Bengal and crossbred goats were 534.00 ± 24.58,368.12 ± 16.96 and 471.25 ± 21.25 days, respectively. The kidding interval of Black Bengal goat was lower i.e. the reproductive performance is better in Black Bengal goat than Jamunapari and crossbred goats.Gestation period of Jamunapari, Black Bengal and crossbred goats were 151.71 ± 8.19, 146.72 ± 7.61 and 147.85 ± 7.74 days, respectively.
Amin M.R., Husain S.S. and Islam A.B.M.M. (2001). Reproductive peculiarities and litter weight in different genetic groups of Black Bengal does. Asian-Australas. J. Anim. Sci. 14, 297-301. BanerjeeG.C. (2004). A Textbook of Animal Husbandry. 7th Ed. Oxford and IBH publishing Co. India. BBS. (2007). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.Statistical Year Book of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Planning, Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. Chowdhury S.A., Bhuiyan M.S.A. and Faruk S. (2002). Rearing Black Bengal goats under semi-intensive management 1. Physiological and reproductive performances. Asian-Australas.J. Anim. Sci. 15, 477-484. Devendra C. and Burns M. (1983). Goat Production in the Tropics. Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, Franham House, Franham Royal, Slough SL2 3BN. UK. DFID. (2000). Department of Foreign Integrated Development. Halving world poverty by 2015: economic growth, equity and security. Strategies for achieving the international development targets. DFID strategic paper. FAO. (1991). Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. Asian Livestock Monthly Technical. Magazine of the FAO Animal Production and Health. Commission for Asia and the Pacific (APHCA). 8, 85-87. FAO. (1997). Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. Prod.YearbookRome, Italy. 53, 213-219. Hassan M.M., Mahmud N. and Islam A. (2007). A comparative study on reproductive performance and productivity of the Black Bengal and crossbred goat at Atrai, Bangladesh. Univ. J. Zool. Rajshahi Univ. 26, 55-57. Hassan M.R., Talukder M.A.I and SultanaS. (2010). Evaluation of the production characteristics of the Jamunapari goat and its adaptability to farm conditions in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Vet. 27, 26-35. Husain S.S. (1999). Sustainable genetic improvement of economic traits of Black Bengal goats through selective and crossbreeding. Bangladesh Agric. Univ. Res. Prog. 10, 72-80. Hussein M.Z., Naidu R., Turuki I. and Singh R. (1983). Goat production and development in Fiji. World Anim. Rev.48, 25-32. Khan R.I., Alam M.R. and Howlider M.A.R. (1992). Relationship of body measurements with meat and skin yield characteristics in free range reared Bengal goats. J. App. Anim. Res.2, 105-111. Mia M.M., Ali A. and Howlider M.A.R. (1993). Growth performance of Black Bengal, Barbari, Anglo-Nubian and Barbari × Black Bengal goats. Indian J. Anim. Sci. 63, 1214-1215. Mishra R.K., Nivsarker A.E. and Arora C.L. (1979). A note on the analysis of gestation period in Jamunapari goats. Indian J. Anim. Sci. 49, 967-968. Patnaik R.K. and Nayak S. (1988). Growth rate and survivability patterns in Black Bengal, Ganjam and Jamunapari breeds of goats under farm conditions in Orissa. IndianJ. Anim. Sci. 58, 1442-1445. Payne W.J.A. (2000). Milk Production of Goat in Temperate Region. Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK. Rout P.K., Mandal A., Roy R. and Singh L.B. (1999). Improvement and conservation of Jamunapari goats in their home tract.India Ministry of Agriculture Report, New Dehli. Rume F.I., Chowdhury A.K. and Karim M.R. (2011). Study on the productive and reproductive characteristics of goats in the selected coastal regions of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Res. Pub. J. 5, 214-220. Salni A.L., Khan B.U. and Singh K. (1988). Growth performance of goats under three system of feeding management. Indian J. Anim. Sci. 58, 604-609. SnedecorG.W. and Cochran W.G. (1980). Statistical Methods. The Iowa State Univ. Press. Ames, Iowa, USA.