International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2020, Vol. 7 Issue 1, Part A
Performance of Bali heifers based on body dimensions in Nusa Penida Island, Bali Province, Indonesia
Dewi Ayu Warmadewi, NW Tatik Inggriati, IN Budiana and IGNG Bidura
The research objectives is to determine the body dimensions (body length, withers height, chest circumference and width of the pelvic bone) performance of Bali heifers as a candidate to Bali dams on Nusa Penida Island, Bali Province, Indonesia. This study used 185 bali heifers and was carried out in four villages in Nusa Penida. which lasted for 5 months. The study was conducted by direct measurement of of prospective Bali heifers in the village. The independent variables used in this study were teeth (tooth 1 and tooth 2). The dependent variable is the body dimensions of prospective Bali heifers, while the control variable is livestock maintenance management (the feed provided is assumed to be the same). Data were analyzed descriptively to obtain average body dimensions of Bali heifers. The average body length of bali heifers by age group (I1and I2) obtained in this study were 112.03±4.26 cm and 112.99±5.00 cm. The average withers height is 109.99±3.68 cm and 111.04±3.70 cm. The results showed that the average chest circumference of I1 and I2 150.56±8.98 cm and 153.02±7.71 cm. In addition, pelvic bone width obtained in this study in the age groups I1and I2 were 36,64±3,07 cm and 37,31±3,20 cm. The average body dimensions of Bali heifers on Nusa Penida Island are higher than the minimum quantitative requirements of Bali heifers according to SNI 7651.4:2015 standards. This shows that the Bali heifers on Nusa Penida Island, Bali Province, Indonesia are very good for breeding cattle.
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Dewi Ayu Warmadewi, NW Tatik Inggriati, IN Budiana and IGNG Bidura. Performance of Bali heifers based on body dimensions in Nusa Penida Island, Bali Province, Indonesia. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2020;7(1):29-31.