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Breeds of Livestock: Comparitive Research Section: Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC [Table 2]

Breeds of Livestock: Comparitive Research Section: Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC [Table 2]

Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC (Table 2)

TABLE 2. BREEDS GROUPED INTO BIOLOGICAL TYPES FOR FOUR CRITERIAa

Breed group Growth rate
and
mature size
Lean to
fat ratio
Age at
puberty
Milk
production

Jersey (J) X X X XXXXX
Longhorn (Lh) X XXX XXX XX

Hereford-Angus (HAx) XXX XX XXX XX
Red Poll (R) XX XX XX XXX
Devon (D) XX XX XXX XX
Shorthorn (Sh) XXX XX XXX XXX
Galloway (Gw) XX XXX XXX XX

South Devon (Sd) XXX XXX XX XXX
Tarentaise (T) XXX XXX XX XXX
Pinzgauer (P) XXX XXX XX XXX

Brangus (Bn) XXX XX XXXX XX
Santa Gert. (Sg) XXX XX XXXX XX

Sahiwal (Sw) XX XXX XXXXX XXX
Brahman (Bm) XXXX XXX XXXXX XXX
Nellore (N) XXXX XXX XXXXX XXX

Braunvieh (B) XXXX XXXX XX XXXX
Gelbvieh (G) XXXX XXXX XX XXXX
Holstein (Ho) XXXX XXXX XX XXXXX
Simmental (S) XXXXX XXXX XXX XXXX
Maine Anjou (M) XXXXX XXXX XXX XXX
Salers (Sa) XXXXX XXXX XXX XXX

Piedmontese (Pm) XXX XXXXXX XX XX
Limousin (L) XXX XXXXX XXXX X
Charolais (C) XXXXX XXXXX XXXX X
Chianina (Ci) XXXXX XXXXX XXXX X

aIncreasing number of X’s indicate relatively higher values.

Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC

© Copyright 1996, Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center - USDA, Clay Center, Nebraska, USA

 

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