Effect of breed on carcass traits of Kundhi and Nili Ravi buffalo

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Muhammad Siddique Zardari, Hubdar Ali Kaleri,,Rameez Raja Kaleri*, Asma Kaleri,Mushtaque Ahmed Jalbani Azhar Hussain Kaleri, Muhammad Zeb Khan, Zahid Qadir, Faisal Ashraf


Present study was conducted to study the carcass traits of Kundhi and Nili Ravi buffalo. The total 100 animals of Kundhi and Nili Ravi breed were randomly selected and divided into A, B, C and D group. In group A and C there were Kundhi and Nili Ravi male whereas, B and D females of both breeds respectively and the age of animals was around 36 months. The selected animals were slaughtered at slaughter house of Seven Star meat processing company Dhabeji, Thatta. The carcass traits studied including live body weight, carcass weight, dressing percentage and boneless weight. The results revealed that carcass traits live body weight, carcass weight, dressing percentage and boneless weight of Nili Ravi male was significantly higher (P>0.05) as compared to the Kundhi buffalo male, while same carcass traits were also observed highly significant (P>0.01) inNili Ravi female than Kundhi buffalo female. It was concluded that carcass traits of Nili Ravi buffalo are better expressed and produces more beef than Kundhi buffalo. Likewise Kundhi buffalo male is better in beef production than the Nili Ravi female and Kundhi buffalo female produces low carcass yield.

Keywords: Carcass traits; Breed; Kundhi; Nili Ravi buffalo


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