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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 285-287

A Survey on Preferred Slaughter Age of Goats in Tamil Nadu, India
J. Karthik*, Robinson J.J. Abrham, V. Appa Rao, M. Parthiban and R. Narendra Babu
Department of Livestock Products Technology (Meat Science), Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai-7, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

A survey was conducted to record the preferred age of slaughter of goat in meat related four district zones in Tamil Nadu. In Eight districts Age of the goats was assessed based the dentition pattern of milk tooth and number pair of permanent incisors before slaughter. Most of the goats slaughtered were less than 1 year age with the average body weight of 14-15 Kg and with a carcasses weight of 6-7 Kg. In this study it is observed that animals mostly slaughtered in different slaughter houses across meat related zones in Tamil Nadu are below one year of age which indicates consumers’ preference to tender meat over tougher meat from old animals. Hence a need based approach has to be made to improve the practices in goat rearing to attain desirable body weight at an early age which will fetch good returns.

Keywords: Goats, Slaughter age, Live weight

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Karthik, J., Robinson J.J. Abrham, V. Appa Rao, M. Parthiban and Narendra Babu, R. 2017. A Survey on Preferred Slaughter Age of Goats in Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 285-287. doi:
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