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Effects of year and sampling site on mean fibre diameter of Alashan cashmere goat
- Antonini, Marco, Wang, Jun, Lou, Yujie, Tang, Peirong, Renieri, Carlo, Pazzaglia, Irene, Valbonesi, Alessandro
- Small ruminant research 2016 v.137 pp. 71-72
- elderly, females, fineness, goats
- Fourteen female Alashan white cashmere goats were investigated for fibre finesses (diameter) and coefficient of variation of fineness (CV). The investigation focused on the same animals combed at 1, 3 and 4 years of age and fibres were collected from 10 different body areas. A statistically significant effect was observed for both year of collection and body areas. The present paper suggests that the fibres of one-year old animals should be kept distinct from older ones, likewise fibres from upper part of the body should be separated from the others.