Table 4

Effect of doe breed on whole-herd cumulative productivity at different stayability endpoints per available doea
Breed of doe
Item Boer Kiko Spanish
Stayability: Year 2
Does available, n 132 92 79
Total kids weanedb, n 1.43 ± 0.18x 2.45 ± 0.31y 2.62 ± 0.34y
Total weight weanedb, kg 27.0 ± 1.8x 48.1 ± 2.2y 45.6 ± 2.4y
Stayability: Year 3
Does available, n 115 75 70
Total kids weanedb, n 2.08 ± 0.28x 3.60 ± 0.48y 3.84 ± 0.52y
Total weight weanedb, kg 39.3 ± 2.9x 70.7 ±3.5y 66.1 ± 3.7y
Stayability: Year 5
Does available, n 67 51 51
Total kids weanedb, n 3.24 ± 0.34x 6.09 ± 0.58y 6.21 ± 0.61y
Total weight weanedb, kg 57.1 ± 5.7x 110.8 ± 6.4y 99.8 ± 6.5y

aDoes with opportunity to reach a stayability endpoint.

bLeast square mean ± se.

x,yMeans within a row not sharing a common superscript differ (P < 0.001).

Pellerin and Browning

Pellerin and Browning BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:136   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-136

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