The Study of Body Traits of Carpatina Goat Reared in Different Climatic Regions of Romania

Augustin Vlaic, Antonia Odagiu, Bogdan Vlaic, Stelian Dărăban

Abstract


In Romania, goat rearing is a traditional occupation, and Carpatina is the genuine breed, which may be encountered all over the country, both in cottage or large farms. Climatic conditions may have important influence of body development in livestock, and also in goat rearing, and for this reason, in this study we aim to emphasize the developmental traits of Carpatina goats in connection with climate of their region of maintaining. We take into consideration the areas of North, North-East and East Romania, and we studied 72 individuals from 12 farms. The body traits (full length, withers height, thorax perimeter, body weight, ear and tail length), and age were analyzed, by region and in overall, but also in connection with environmental evolutions expressed by temperature and rainfall regimen. Data are processed with STATISTICA v.8.0 for Windows. The highest mean full length (125.77 cm) and withers height (74.04 cm) are reported for individuals from East Romania (Tulcea, and Constanța Counties), while body weight (55.11 kg), and thorax perimeter (85.62 cm) in goat individuals from North Romania (Suceava, Neamţ, and Botoşani Counties). The multiple correlations between the full length, and body weight, of Carpatina goats stocks studied in our trial, and climatic factors, by all three different regions we analyzed, have different intensities, which vary from very low to moderate.


Keywords


body traits, correlation, descriptive statistics, multiregresion.

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