Cashmere Quality of Iranian Goat Breeds

This paper assesses the cashmere quality in different Iranian cashmere goat breeds to determine the scope for improvement of fiber quality. In April 2009 midside cashmere samples were taken from a total of 168 male and female cashmere goats of 1, 2, 3, and 4 yr of age. The goats were randomly chosen...

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Main Author: H. R. Ansari-Renani
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Bogor Agricultural University 2013-04-01
Series:Media Peternakan
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Online Access:http://medpet.journal.ipb.ac.id/index.php/mediapeternakan/article/view/6838
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spelling doaj-b0d112f5347743cea6d58290d7a43de62020-11-25T00:56:50ZengBogor Agricultural UniversityMedia Peternakan0126-04722087-46342013-04-013611510.5398/medpet.2013.36.1.1Cashmere Quality of Iranian Goat BreedsH. R. Ansari-RenaniThis paper assesses the cashmere quality in different Iranian cashmere goat breeds to determine the scope for improvement of fiber quality. In April 2009 midside cashmere samples were taken from a total of 168 male and female cashmere goats of 1, 2, 3, and 4 yr of age. The goats were randomly chosen from Raeini, Birjandi, and Nadoushan breeds respectively from Kerman, South Khorasan, and Yazd provinces. Cashmere yield (CY) was determined from the percentage of weight of dehaired cashmere to weight of shorn fibre. Cashmere fiber diameter was analyzed using a projection microscope instrument. A general linear model including sex and age as fixed effects and breed as random effect was used to analyze the data and measure the relationships between different cashmere characteristics and fleece attributes. The overall means ± standard deviations were for cashmere yield (CY) 51.4%±1.5%, mean fiber diameter (MFD) 18.7±0.2 µm, coefficient of variation of fiber diameter (CVFD) 19.1%±0.3% and staple length (SL) 42.8±1.6 mm. One year old goats had finer cashmere than older goats. CVFD were higher in males and CY and SL were higher in young animals. Iranian cashmere goat breeds have an excellent SL but are relatively coarse. Given the differences between goats there seems to be substantial scope to improve the commercial value of cashmere.http://medpet.journal.ipb.ac.id/index.php/mediapeternakan/article/view/6838cashmeregoatsfiber diameterstaple length
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author H. R. Ansari-Renani
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Cashmere Quality of Iranian Goat Breeds
Media Peternakan
cashmere
goats
fiber diameter
staple length
author_facet H. R. Ansari-Renani
author_sort H. R. Ansari-Renani
title Cashmere Quality of Iranian Goat Breeds
title_short Cashmere Quality of Iranian Goat Breeds
title_full Cashmere Quality of Iranian Goat Breeds
title_fullStr Cashmere Quality of Iranian Goat Breeds
title_full_unstemmed Cashmere Quality of Iranian Goat Breeds
title_sort cashmere quality of iranian goat breeds
publisher Bogor Agricultural University
series Media Peternakan
issn 0126-0472
2087-4634
publishDate 2013-04-01
description This paper assesses the cashmere quality in different Iranian cashmere goat breeds to determine the scope for improvement of fiber quality. In April 2009 midside cashmere samples were taken from a total of 168 male and female cashmere goats of 1, 2, 3, and 4 yr of age. The goats were randomly chosen from Raeini, Birjandi, and Nadoushan breeds respectively from Kerman, South Khorasan, and Yazd provinces. Cashmere yield (CY) was determined from the percentage of weight of dehaired cashmere to weight of shorn fibre. Cashmere fiber diameter was analyzed using a projection microscope instrument. A general linear model including sex and age as fixed effects and breed as random effect was used to analyze the data and measure the relationships between different cashmere characteristics and fleece attributes. The overall means ± standard deviations were for cashmere yield (CY) 51.4%±1.5%, mean fiber diameter (MFD) 18.7±0.2 µm, coefficient of variation of fiber diameter (CVFD) 19.1%±0.3% and staple length (SL) 42.8±1.6 mm. One year old goats had finer cashmere than older goats. CVFD were higher in males and CY and SL were higher in young animals. Iranian cashmere goat breeds have an excellent SL but are relatively coarse. Given the differences between goats there seems to be substantial scope to improve the commercial value of cashmere.
topic cashmere
goats
fiber diameter
staple length
url http://medpet.journal.ipb.ac.id/index.php/mediapeternakan/article/view/6838
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