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Breeds of Livestock - Kalmyk Bactrian Camels

Breeds of Livestock - Kalmyk Bactrian Camels

Kalmyk Bactrian Camels

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The Kalmyk breed is considered an improved one. They are large animals with well-devloped skeleton, musculature and hiar cover and have a great capacity for carrying loads and for work.

The females have a live weight of 650-700 kg, net meat yield 56.8%, wool yield 8 kg. Their milk yield is 10-15% less than that of the Kazakh breed and the milk-fat content is 5.5%. The average live weight of breeding males is 760 kg (maximum of 1042 kg) with a meat yeild of 60% and wool yield 10-13 kg.

Kalmyk Bactrians are reared primarily in the Kalmyk ASSR, Astrakhan region of RSFSR and in Guryev, Mangyshlak, Ural and Kzyl-Orda regions of the Kazakh SSR.

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Dmitriez, N.G. and Ernst, L.K. (1989) Animal Genetic Resources of the USSR. Animal Production and Health Paper Publ. by FAO, Rome, 517 pp.

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Dmitriez, N.G. and Ernst, L.K. (1989) Animal Genetic Resources of the USSR. Animal Production and Health Paper Publ. by FAO, Rome, 517 pp.

 

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