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Grant number: 12/23780-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 28, 2015
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry - Animal Production
Principal researcher:Helder Louvandini
Grantee:Juliano Issakowicz
Home Institution: Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil


Performance and parasitic infection will be evaluated in sheep Morada Nova and Santa Inês besides performance and carcass traits and meat from their offspring in feedlot. Will be utilized 40 ewes Morada Nova and 40 Santa Ines. Twenty ewes from each breed group will be mated with Dorper ram to obtain the F1 (½ Morada Nova x ½ Dorper e ½ Santa Inês x ½ Dorper) and the remainder will be mated with the same genetic group to obtain the pure breeds. The ewes will be kept on Panicum maximum cv. Aruana, supplemented when necessary with concentrate and roughage. Ewes will be following up during pregnancy, lactation and weaning also the parasitic infection (OPG and Famacha), body weight will be considered. Blood samples will be obtained during late pregnancy, parturition and lactation (30 and 60 days) to determine the concentration of ²-hydroxybutyrate to quantify the increase in lipid mobilization. The lambs will be weighed at birth and during lactation (30 and 60 days) and finished in feedlot with high concentrate diet. Performance will be evaluated in feedlot and slaughtered when they reach 35 kg live weight. After slaughter carcasses will be weigh and evaluated for different carcass measurements as (degree of conformation, carcass fat, loin eye measurements and chemical composition of meat) also the chemical composition of the 12th rib, the proportion of commercial cut and tissues, meat color, pH, shear force, cooking loss, water retention capacity and fatty acid profile of meat will be carried out.

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ISSAKOWICZ, JULIANO; KOKI SAMPAIO ISSAKOWICZ, ANA CLAUDIA; BUENO, MAURO SARTORI; DIAS DA COSTA, RICARDO LOPES; GERALDO, ANDRE TORRES; ABDALLA, ADIBE LUIZ; MCMANUS, CONCEPTA; LOUVANDINI, HELDER. Crossbreeding locally adapted hair sheep to improve productivity and meat quality. Scientia Agricola, v. 75, n. 4, p. 288-295, JUL-AUG 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
JULIANO ISSAKOWICZ; ANA CLAUDIA KOKI SAMPAIO ISSAKOWICZ; MAURO SARTORI BUENO; RICARDO LOPES DIAS DA COSTA; ANDRE TORRES GERALDO; ADIBE LUIZ ABDALLA; CONCEPTA MCMANUS; HELDER LOUVANDINI. Crossbreeding locally adapted hair sheep to improve productivity and meat quality. Scientia Agricola, v. 75, n. 4, p. -, Ago. 2018.
Academic Publications
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ISSAKOWICZ, Juliano. Evaluation of dam breeds in crossing with Dorper sire breed for production of early slaughtering lambs. 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura Piracicaba.

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