Breed and management comparisons and genetic parameters for 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 2010-09-10T19:51:05Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-10T19:51:05Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-10T19:51:05Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4878
dc.description.abstract Carcass data from 5 years of a long-term, rotational , crossbreeding project were used to calculate heritabilities, genetic and phenotypic correlations , and management effects and to compare breeds for marbling, ribeye area, and hot carcass weight. Angus, Brahman, Charolais, Hereford, Polled Hereford, Gelbvieh, and Simmental breeds were involved. Sixty percent of the steer calves were fed as calves and 40% as yearlings. Heritabilities were .40 for marbling, .46 for ribeye area, and .51 for carcass weight. Genetic and phenotypic correlations were high between carcass weight and ribeye area but low between marbling and the other traits. Steers fed as calves had more marbling and lighter carcasses than steers fed as yearlings. Higher percentages of Gelbvieh or Brahman breeding resulted in lower (P<.05) marbling . Increased percentage of Charolais and Simmental breeding increased (P<.05) ribeye area and tended to increase carcass weight without reducing marbling. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1995 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 95-357-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 727 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Postweaning management en_US
dc.subject Genetic parameters en_US
dc.subject Carcass traits en_US
dc.subject Breeds en_US
dc.subject Beef cattle en_US
dc.title Breed and management comparisons and genetic parameters for carcass traits en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1995 en_US
dc.citation.epage 98 en_US
dc.citation.spage 96 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1995, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 3, 1995 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mdikeman en_US


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