Sharafeldin, M. A., and A. A. Kandeel, "Post–lambing maternal behaviour", The Journal of Agricultural Science, vol. 77, issue 01: Cambridge University Press, pp. 33-36, 1971. Abstract

A study was carried out on the post-lambing normal and abnormal maternal behaviour of sheep using 237 Barki ewes of 2, 3, 4 and 5 years of age and their newborn single lambs.
Normal maternal behaviour was observed in 64·5% of the ewes as they immediately recognized their lambs after birth, readily accepted them and started grooming and helping them to suckle. The overall average time-interval from parturition until ewes stood, started cleaning and until lambs started suckling was 2·9 ± 0·5, 4·0 ± 0·8 and 20·5 ± 2·0 min respectively. The 2-year-old ewes and the ewes weighing 30 kg and less took longer to accept and nurse their new-born lambs than older and heavier ones.
Post-lambing abnormal maternal behaviour was observed in 30·4% of the ewes, among which 43·1, 45·8 and 11·1% were classed as fair, poor and very poor mothers respectively. Fair mothers failed to nurse their lambs, poor mothers deserted them and very poor mothers permanently deserted their lambs and were aggressive to them. The post-lambing abnormal maternal behaviour was more frequent among 2-year-old maiden ewes than older ewes.

Sharafeldin, M. A., "12—A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE WOOL CHARACTERISTICS OF TWO MERINO BREEDS UNDER SEMI-ARID CONDITIONS", Journal of the Textile Institute Transactions, vol. 57, issue 3: Taylor & Francis, pp. T107-T111, 1966. Abstract

ABSTRACTThe article focuses on a paper entitled "A Comparative of Wool Characteristics of Two Merino Breeds Under Semi-arid Conditions," by M. A. Sharafeldin. The purpose of the investigation depicted in this paper was to compare the wool characteristics of the Caucasian merino sheep with those of the Fleisch merino under their new semi-arid environmental conditions. Tests made on wool from 157 Fleisch merino and 72 Caucasian merino showed that the Fleisch merino had a lower greasy-fleece weight, longer staple and fiber lengths, a higher number of crimps, coarser fibers, and higher strength and extensibility than the Caucasian merino.

Sharafeldin, M. A., M. T. Ragab, and I. A. Ramadan, "Effect of rebreeding on lamb production", The Journal of Agricultural Science, vol. 71, issue 03: Cambridge University Press, pp. 351-354, 1968. Abstract

This experiment was carried out in a newly reclaimed desert area south-west of Alexandria. The purpose was to study the effect of breeding Barki ewes more than once per year on body weights and mortality rates of their lambs. Lambs were weighed 24 h after birth and at the ages of 1, 2, 2·5 (weaning age), 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 12 months.
The experiment comprised three groups of single-born lambs of both sexes. The first group included 385 lambs born (in October–November) to ewes lambing once per year; tho second group comprised 155 lambs born (in January–February) to ewes lambing twice in twelve months and the third comprised 102 lambs also born in January–February to ewes lambing thrice in two consecutive years.
Lambs born to ewes lambing once were heavier from the age of 1 month to the age of 5 months than lambs born to ewes lambing twice in the same year or three times in two consecutive years. However, the three groups of lambs did not significantly differ in their body weights from 5 to 12 months of age.
Rebreedi ng did not significantly affect the mortality rate of lambs at the three studied ago periods, i.e. from birth to 1 month of age, from 1 month to weaning and from weaning to the age of 12 months.
Sex had a significant effect on body weights of lambs but did not affect their mortality rates.

Sharafeldin, M. A., and I. A. Ramadan, "A note on the effect of weaning age on lamb production", Animal Production, vol. 11, issue 04: Cambridge Univ Press, pp. 569-572, 1969. Abstract

At birth, the Barki lambs used in this experiment were randomly allocated to three groups which numbered 133, 126 and 154 lambs of both sexes weaned at the ages of 10 weeks (Group I), 12 weeks (Group II) and 16 weeks (Group III) respectively.
The most pronounced differences between the three groups of lambs in their body weights took place at the age from 4 to 6 months. Group II lambs performed as well as or even slightly better than the other two groups, which leads to the conclusion that as far as the body weight of lambs is concerned there is no need to extend their suckling period more than 12 weeks.
The three groups of lambs varied little in their mortality rates from 2·5 to 12 months of age.

Hafez, E. S. E., A. L. Badreldin, and M. A. Sharafeldin, "Heat-tolerance studies of fat-tailed sheep in the subtropics", The Journal of Agricultural Science, vol. 47, issue 03: Cambridge University Press, pp. 280-286, 1956. Abstract

Forty adult (15 months old) fat-tailed Egyptian rams and ewes of the Rahmani and Ossimi breeds were available at the Animal Breeding Research Farm, Giza, Egypt (30° N.). Body temperature and respiration rates were measured twice weekly throughout the year 1953–4. On days of observations, four readings were taken at 10 a.m., 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Skin temperature was measured once weekly at noon for nine body regions, using a precision bridge thermometer. The effects of docking and pregnancy were also studied.

Sharafeldin, M. A., "Wool characteristics of Iraqi Awassi sheep", The Journal of Agricultural Science, vol. 65, issue 02: Cambridge University Press, pp. 223-225, 1965. Abstract

The physical wool characteristics of 268 Iraqi Awassi ewes were studied in 1963, as well as the relationship between some of these traits. The overall average grease fleece weight, clean wool percentage, staple length, fibre length, fibre diameter and degree of crimp were 3·77 lb., 84·85%, 16·47 cm., 17·37 cm., 33·32/t and 4·18 crimps per 2 cm. respectively. These attributes class the Awassi wool as a carpet wool.
Age proved to have no significant effect on any ofthe traits examined. Significant positive correlations were found between grease fleece weight and fibre length and between number of crimps and fibre diameter, while a significant negative correlation was found between clean wool percentage and fibre length.

Shafie, M. M., and M. A. Sharafeldin, "Animal behaviour in the sub-tropics. I. Heat tolerance in relation to grazing behaviour in sheep", Neth. J. Agric. Sci, vol. 13, pp. 1-5, 1965. Abstract


Ragab, M. T., M. A. Sharafeldin, and I. A. Khalil, "Sexual behaviour of male lambs as affected by the plane of nutrition", J Anim Prod UAR, vol. 6, pp. 89-94, 1966. Abstract
Sharaf, A., G. A. R. Kamar, and M. A. Aziz, "Effects of Morus alba leaves on body weight and feed effeciency in chickens", Journal, vol. 1977, 1977. Abstract
Sharaf, A., G. A. Kamar, and M. Aziz, "Effect on growth of some hormonal compounds as examined in poultry.", The Journal of the Egyptian Medical Association, vol. 48, pp. Suppl: 99-113, 1964. Abstract