UDC 636. 32
The comparative study results of wool and meat production of Ascanian wool-meat, Ascanian fine-wool and Ascanian crossbred sheepare are shown.
As follows from the study the ratio of the Ascanian meat-wool bred wool to the crossbred, homogeneous and half-bred wool is 50 to 58 of quality. In case of Ascanian crossbred sheep staplefleece consists of transient wool, filament breadth is 58-48 of quality. The ration of the wool of Ascanian fine-wool gimmers to fine-wool, homogeneous is 60 of quality.
The crude wool shearing of Ascanian crossbred gimmers proved to be the biggest and equals 4.4 kg, clean wool — 2,8 kg. As to clean wool shearing, they apparently top Ascanian fine-wool sheep born in the same year. Clean fiber yield of the test Ascanian meat-wool bred of Odessa type and Ascanian crossbred sheepmost probably tops the indicators of the control group gimmers and equals 62,8%, 63,5% and 45,2% respectively.
It has been proved that Ascanian meat-wool lambs of Odessa type and Ascanian crossbred sheep are marked by the highest slaughter qualities. Thus, before-slaughter weight of Ascanian meat-wool sheep of Odessa type and Ascanian crossbred sheep compared to AscanianAscanian fine-wool bred was bigger by 12,0 kg and 12,8 kg, or by 41,1% and 43,8%. It has been proved that Ascanian meat-wool bred of Odessa type has the highest meat ratio and equals 4,3. Upon those indications Ascanian crossbred sheep are inferior by 0,4, and Ascanian fine-wool sheep by 0,5. Ascanian mean-wool lambs of Odessa type as well as Ascanian crossbred sheep have the biggest flesh yield per 1 kg of before-slaughter body weight and it equals 366,5 g and 366, 7 g, which is by 27,5 g and 27,7 g bigger than Ascanian fine-wool sheep do.
Key words: wool, lamb meat, slaughter yield, meat ratio.