Comparisons among crossbred beef cattle for growth and carcass traits

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dc.contributor.author Andries, K.M.
dc.contributor.author Schalles, R.R.
dc.contributor.author Franke, D.E.
dc.contributor.author Dikeman, Michael E.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-03T21:00:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-03T21:00:17Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-03T21:00:17Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4846
dc.description.abstract Data from 5 years of a long-term, rotational crossbreeding project were used to compare breeds for growth and carcass traits. The traits of interest were direct and maternal birth and weaning weights, gain on feed, hot carcass weight, ribeye area, marbling score, and slaughter age. Angus, Brahman, Hereford, Charolais, Simmental, and Gelbvieh breeds were involved. Simmental and Gelbvieh were used as terminal breeds, so maternal effects were not calculated for them. Brahman breeding caused an increased direct birth weight of the calves, but the maternal influence of Brahman decreased birth weight. No difference occurred in maternal weaning weight among the Angus, Brahman, Charolais, and Hereford breeds. Charolais and Simmental breeding increased gain on feed. Charolais, Simmental, and Gelbvieh breeding resulted in the heaviest hot carcass weights and largest ribeye areas. Simmental, Charolais and Angus breeding resulted in the most marbling. Hereford and Angus breeding reduced age at slaughter compared to the other breeds. All six breeds have some advantages in the traits studied. Which breed will work best depends on the production environment and goals of the producer. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1996 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 96-334-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 756 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Breeds en_US
dc.subject Growth en_US
dc.subject Carcass traits en_US
dc.title Comparisons among crossbred beef cattle for growth and carcass traits en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1996 en_US
dc.citation.epage 37 en_US
dc.citation.spage 35 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1996, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 1, 1996 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mdikeman en_US

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