Methodology and factors influencing the association of body weight, performance parameters with linear body measurements assessment in poultry


  • Never Assan Open University, Zimbabwe


Linear body measurements, Genotype, Sex, Body weight, Carcass, Poultry


The preceding review gives some insight on different methods and factors which influence the association of live weight, performance parameters with linear body measurements assessment in poultry. The relationship existing among linear body parameters provides useful information on the performance and carcass value of poultry. Linear body measurements variability in poultry arises due to genotypic and environmental effects, and the magnitude of variability may differs under different management practices and environmental conditions. The knowledge of the relationship existing between live weight, carcass traits and other performance traits in poultry is crucial because it enable us to predict the body weight and performance from linear body parts and vice versa. This is on the background that different methods have been employed to assess the association of live weight, performance parameters with linear body measurements in poultry. It is suffice to suggest that the understating of the relationship between linear body measurements and performance traits in poultry could be useful in designing appropriate management, selection and breeding programs for utilization of poultry genetic resources. Therefore, the conclusion that linear body measurements information for a particular poultry species or breed is important for breed or species identification and economic valuation in its utilization, might be valid.


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Assan, N. (2015). Methodology and factors influencing the association of body weight, performance parameters with linear body measurements assessment in poultry. Scientific Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 4(10), 200-210. Retrieved from