Livestock Studies 2022, Vol 62, Num, 1     (Pages: 016-020)

Effects of Environmental Factors on Growth Performance of Kilis goat in Gaziantep province

Sabri Gül 1 ,Mahmut Keskin 1 ,Şerafettin Kaya 1

1 Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Agricultural Faculty, Department of Animal Science, Antakya, Hatay, Türkiye DOI : 10.46897/livestockstudies.1077855 - The study aimed to investigate the effects of maternal age, birth type, gender, birth month and birth season on birth weight, weaning weight and average daily gain of Kilis goat kids reared in Gaziantep province. This study evaluated a total of 14956 kids born in 2019 and 2020 participating in the national project named `Improvement of Kilis Goat under Farm Conditions`. The result showed an average birth weight of 3.5 ± 0.01 kg, a weaning weight of 15.2 ± 0.02 kg and an average daily gain of 193.4 g. Maternal age, sex, the month of birth, and year also affected mean birth weight, weaning weight, and daily gain (P < 0.01). Keywords : Kilis goat Environmental factors Growth performance