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dc.contributorMueller, Joaquin Pabloen_US
dc.contributorRischkowsky, Barbaraen_US
dc.contributorSeyed Momen, S.M.en_US
dc.contributorEhsani, M.en_US
dc.contributorMoradi, Sepehren_US
dc.creatorAnsari-Renani, Hamid Rezaen_US
dc.identifier.citationHamid Reza Ansari-Renani, Joaquin Pablo Mueller, Barbara Rischkowsky, S. M. Seyed Momen, M. Ehsani, Sepehr Moradi. (30/9/2013). Observations on the efficiency of using different cashmere combs. Small Ruminant Research, 114 (2-3), pp. 220-224.en_US
dc.description.abstracttThe effect of using small or large cashmere combs on cashmere harvest, cashmere qualityand combing time was studied on Raeini cashmere goats in nomadic goat breeding systemsof the Iranian province of Kerman. Two groups of 20 goats of different ages were combedwith either a large or a small comb, three times with intervals of 2 weeks in early springwhen natural fiber shedding has started. Combed cashmere weight, duration of combing,fiber diameter, and down yield were measured. A sample of combed cashmere was ana-lyzed using a Laserscan instrument. A general linear model including type of comb, stageof combing and age of goat was fitted to analyze the data. Small combs collect more cash-mere (31.0 vs. 21.7 g, P < 0.01) than large combs without affecting down yield or down fiberdiameter (P > 0.05) but combing time is higher (3.75 vs. 2.79 min, P < 0.01). In the first twocombing sessions much more cashmere was obtained than in the last (28.1, 32.0 and 19.0 g,respectively, P < 0.01), but the weight of total combed cashmere was much less than typicalshorn fleece weights. Combing can be justified only if a considerable price premium can beobtained from selling combed cashmere instead of selling shorn cashmere, or if the combedcashmere is used to add value on-farm. If this is the case, small combs with short rods arepreferable since more cashmere can be collected without affecting its quality.en_US
dc.sourceSmall Ruminant Research ;114,(2013) Pagination 220,224en_US
dc.subjectfiber diameteren_US
dc.subjectdown fiberen_US
dc.subjectdown yielden_US
dc.titleObservations on the efficiency of using different cashmere combsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idRischkowsky, Barbara: 0000-0002-0035-471Xen_US
cg.contributor.centerAgricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization, Animal Science Research Institute of Iran - AREEO - ASRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Institute for Agricultural Technology - INTAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerAgricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization, Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Centers - AREEO - ANRRCen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusLimited accessen_US

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