Effects of inbreeding on postweaning performance of shorthorn beef cattle

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dc.contributor.author Hall, M.H.
dc.contributor.author Smith, W.H.
dc.contributor.author Schalles, R.R.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-04T19:36:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-04T19:36:44Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/7924
dc.description 1776-1976 "Buffalo to Beef" is known as Cattlemen’s Day, 1976
dc.description.abstract Two inbred lines of Shorthorn beef cattle were established during 1950 to evaluate inbreeding. Analyses of postweaning production data for the first four generations of inbreeding indicate that inbreeding in calves depresses yearling type score, average daily gain, and weight per day of age, but not feed efficiency. The growth depression effects were relatively minor, however. Inbreeding in dams of the calves did not significantly affect any of those traits. Observations to date indicate that mild inbreeding will not cause fitness traits to deteriorate in beef cattle. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 1976 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 262 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Inbreeding en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject Production en_US
dc.title Effects of inbreeding on postweaning performance of shorthorn beef cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1976 en_US
dc.citation.epage 14 en_US
dc.citation.spage 13 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1976, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 5, 1976 en_US

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