Abstract: The study was conducted to determine the relation ship between body weights and linear body measurement so as to enable us develop an accurate prediction equation from linear measurements.. The data used for this study is made up of 163 records sets of records on body weights and linear body measurements (body length, height-at-withers and heart girth) obtained from the University of Maiduguri Teaching and Research Farm. The average body weights were 10.0±0.73 and 7.7±0.42 kg for male and female Red Sokoto goats, respectively. The equivalent values for the White Borno goats were 11.70±0.73 and 8.79±0.32. Within each breed, sex has significant effect on the live body weights and all other body linear body measurement taken. Higher correlation coefficients with body weights were obtained for the females compared to the males the r2 being 0.73 and 0.93 for male and female chest girth, 0.71 and 0.87 for male and female height at wither and for body length male and female, 0.72 and 0.88, respectively.
I.A Adeyinka and I.D. Mohammed , 2006. Relationship of Liveweight and Linear Body Measurement in Two Breeds of Goat of Northern Nigeria. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 5: 891-893.