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Comparative study of factors affecting birth weight of Muturu, N'dama and Boran cattle in South eastern Nigeria

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Tapas Institute of Scientific Research and Development
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Data on two hundred and thirty five (235) calves consisting of 45 Muturu, 140 N'dama and 50 Boran were subjected to factorial analyses over the period January 1997 to April 2002, during which some factors affecting birth weight were studied. Results indicated that the mean birth weights of Muturu, N'dama and Boran calves were 14.04±2.60, 13.89±0.28 and 24.50±0.70 kg respectively. The effects of breed and sex interaction were statistically significant (p

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