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FERNANDEZ, M. et al. Growth and carcass parameters of the Ovella Galega sheep breed lambs at the slaughter age of 45 days. Arch. zootec. [online]. 2011, vol.60, n.231, pp.429-432. ISSN 1885-4494.

The Ovella Galega is a endangered sheep breed and is protected by a Conservation and Recovery Programme, in order to keep the genetic variability. A growth and carcass study was made on Ovella Galega lambs, whose main objetive is its characterization. Ten male lambs from single birth and fed solely on their mother´s milk, all of them registered in the Record of Births of Stud-Book, were slaughtered at 45 days old. The growth and average dayly gain are in accordance to results published in other breed studies. The results show a high commercial yield (59%), apart from appropriate percentages in 1st and 2nd market categories.

Keywords : Suckling; Endangered sheep breed; Commercial category.

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