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JUDGING OF AND GOATS

 

Purpose : Selecting and goats on the basis of type and body conformation is very useful, especially when detailed farm records are not available.

 

Table : for judging sheep of mutton type.

Sl.

Phenotypic parameters

Perfect score

(100)

Students score

A

B

C

D

A

General appearance

25

 

 

 

 

1.

Body weight

5

 

 

 

 

2.

Form : straight top and underline, deep, broad, compact and well-proportioned

10

 

 

 

 

3.

Quality : fine hair, strong and fine bones, pink skin, good features

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

Condition

flesh covering on body parts : firm, deep and even, fullness in shoulder and brisket, thick dock, thick covering over back , ribs, shoulder and loin

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

Head and neck

9

 

 

 

 

1.

Head : clean cut, thin lips, large nostrils, large eyes, active look, short face, strong mouth, broad forehead, wide apart ears

5

 

 

 

 

2.

Neck : thick, short and smoothly joined with shoulder

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

Forequarters

10

 

 

 

 

1.

Shoulders : compact on top, well covered with flesh

8

 

 

 

 

2.

Brisket : full, round, well extended

1

 

 

 

 

3.

Legs : straight, short and wide apart

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

Body

10

 

 

 

 

1.

Chest : wide, deep, full

2

 

 

 

 

2.

Ribs : well sprung, long, wide apart and thickly covered

4

 

 

 

 

3.

Back : broad, straight, evenly covered with flesh

6

 

 

 

 

4.

Loin : wide, thick and well covered

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

Hind-quarters

17

 

 

 

 

1.

Hips : wide apart, level and smooth

1

 

 

 

 

2.

Rump : Long, leveled and wide

4

 

 

 

 

3.

Thighs : wide, deep and full

4

 

 

 

 

4.

Twist : plump, firm and deep

5

 

 

 

 

5.

Legs : wide apart, straight, strong

1

 

 

 

 

6.

Udder/ : well formed, soft, free from defects

Scrotum : both testes should be large & well developed

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

Wool

9

 

 

 

 

1.

Quality : crimp distinct and even, yolk evenly distributed throughout fleece

3

 

 

 

 

2.

Quantity : dense, even density, long

3

 

 

 

 

3.

Condition of fleece : strong in fibre, bright and soft, clean

3

 

 

 

 

Table : for judging goats for chevon.

Sl.

Phenotypic parameters

Perfect score

(100)

Students score

A

B

C

D

A

General appearance

25

 

 

 

 

1.

Body weight

5

 

 

 

 

2.

Form : straight top and underline, deep, broad, compact and well-proportioned

10

 

 

 

 

3.

Quality : fine hair, strong and fine bones, good features

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

Condition

flesh covering on body parts : firm, deep and even, fullness in shoulder and breast, thick covering over back , ribs, shoulder and loin

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

Head and neck

10

 

 

 

 

1.

Head : clean cut, large nostrils, large eyes, alert look, strong mouth

5

 

 

 

 

2.

Neck : thick, short and smoothly joined with shoulder; females should have thin neck

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

Forequarters

10

 

 

 

 

1.

Shoulders : compact on top, well covered with flesh, smoothly joined with neck

8

 

 

 

 

2.

Breast : full, round, well extended

1

 

 

 

 

3.

Legs : straight, short and wide apart

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

Body

20

 

 

 

 

1.

Chest : wide, deep, full

3

 

 

 

 

2.

Ribs : well sprung, long, wide apart and thickly covered

5

 

 

 

 

3.

Back : thick in males and thin in females, broad, straight, evenly covered with flesh

6

 

 

 

 

4.

Loin : wide, thick and well covered

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

Hind-quarters

20

 

 

 

 

1.

Hips : wide apart, level and smooth

3

 

 

 

 

2.

Rump : Long, level

5

 

 

 

 

3.

Thighs : wide, deep

5

 

 

 

 

4.

Legs : wide apart, straight, strong, short

5

 

 

 

 

5.

Udder/ : well formed, large, soft, free from defects

Scrotum : both testes should be large & well developed

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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