Year 2017, Volume 63, Issue 1

Year : 2017
Volume : 63
Issue : 1
Authors : Dušica RADONJIĆ, Božidarka MARKOVIĆ, Dragana DROBNJAK and Milan MARKOVIĆ
Abstract : Brown cattle has become one of the globally most important breed for milk production. Many of its characteristics, such as longevity, production capacity, adaptability and fertility, have contributed to becoming a cosmopolitan breed. Also in Montenegro, Brown cattle breed takes very important place, especially in the northern part of the country where the largest number of animals of this breed is reared. Linear scoring of brown cows was done in three areas: Pljevlja, Berane and Bijelo Polje. Results were analyzed separately for the first three lactations, while all subsequent lactations were treated together. The linear scoring showed that certain type traits do not deviate much from the optimum (feet and legs), some characteristics deviate moderately (udder and some feet and legs traits) while there are those that have the largest deviation from the desired score (frame and rump). The final linear score for all lactating cows places them in the category of very good. In terms of type traits Montenegrin Brown breed is not much inferior to European countries. Descriptive statistics for all traits was done. Statitical analysis showed significant differences between lactations for body measures (body depth, body lenght) but only for rear udder height an teat placement of all type traits (P<0.05).
For citation : Radonjić D., Marković B., Drobnjak D., Marković M. (2017) Linear scoring of brown swiss cattle breed in Montenegro, Agriculture and Forestry, 63 (1): 249-259. DOI: 10.17707/AgricultForest.63.1.28
Keywords : Brown Swiss, linear scoring, type traits
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ISSN 0554-5579 (Printed)
ISSN 1800-9492 (Online)
DOI : 10.17707/AgricultForest


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