An analysis of weaning weight records in Kansas cowherds from 1968 to 1985

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dc.contributor.author Perry, R.C
dc.contributor.author Simms, D.D.
dc.contributor.author Corah, L.R.
dc.contributor.author Patterson, D.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-06T20:42:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-06T20:42:30Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6487
dc.description.abstract A data set of 33,208 individual weaning records (1968-1985) from producers within Kansas was analyzed to determine factors influencing weaning weight. In determining the effect of calving sequence (21 day periods), only data from larger cowherds with records from at least 5 years were included (n=18,400). On the average, for every 21 days later a calf is born, there is a 22.8 lb decline in weaning weight. During the 17-year period that these records encompassed, there has been an average annual weaning weight increase of 4.6 lbs. This study suggests that factors influencing weaning weight in Kansas are age at weaning, month of birth, herd size, sex of calf and age of dam. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 88-363-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1988 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 539 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Weaning weight en_US
dc.subject Cow-calf operation en_US
dc.title An analysis of weaning weight records in Kansas cowherds from 1968 to 1985 en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1988 en_US
dc.citation.epage 4 en_US
dc.citation.spage 1 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1988, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March, 1988 en_US

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