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Milk production characteristics of the Kenana breed of Bos indicus cattle in Sudan.
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PMID:  3448116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data were analyzed on the Kenana, a Bos indicus breed of cattle indigenous to northern Sudan. Cattle were kept at Um Banein in a hot dry tropical environment 13 degrees .04' latitude north at an altitude of 435 m. Analyzed were lactation yield (1597 kg), lactation length (264), calving interval (530), and annual lactation yield (1225 kg). Between 1966 and 1980 all these traits except lactation length were significantly affected by lactation number and year. None was significantly influenced by the season in which lactation started. Kenana have considerable potential in the Sudan environment as a dairy breed, but further selection and an open nucleus system of breeding to introduce additional genetic material is required to express this potential.
R T Wilson; P N Ward; A M Saeed; D Light
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dairy science     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0022-0302     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dairy Sci.     Publication Date:  1987 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-06-02     Completed Date:  1988-06-02     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985126R     Medline TA:  J Dairy Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2673-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
International Livestock Centre for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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MeSH Terms
Cattle / physiology*
Lactation / physiology*
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