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Breeds of Livestock: Comparitive Research Section: Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC [Table 4]

Breeds of Livestock: Comparitive Research Section: Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC [Table 4]

Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC (Table 4)


TABLE 4. BREED GROUP MEANS FOR GROWTH
AND CARCASS TRAITS OF STEERS

Breed
group
Number Average
daily gain
lb
Final
weight
lb
Dress.
pct.
%
Marb-
linga
sc
USDA
Choice
%

Jersey 130 2.35 1008 59.8 618 82.3
Longhorn 92 2.19 960 60.6 526 56.6

Orig. HAx 539 2.51 1068 61.1 551 74.5
Curr. HAx 34 2.74 1152 61.2 543 70.7
Red Poll 109 2.35 1025 60.9 535 61.8
Devon 55 2.32 1034 60.7 517 ----
Shorthorn 95 2.73 1156 61.0 566 74.7
Galloway 75 2.39 1032 61.2 529 58.1

South Devon 95 2.63 1091 61.4 554 72.6
Tarentaise 102 2.49 1079 61.1 510 49.3
Pinzgauer 226 2.55 1090 60.0 540 61.4

Brangus 52 2.49 1067 60.9 531 59.1
Santa Gertrudis 62 2.62 1109 61.7 538 58.1

Sahiwal 140 2.30 1028 61.6 492 42.8
Brahman 126 2.49 1098 62.1 482 39.7
Nellore 97 2.44 1094 63.3 505 44.0

Braunvieh 116 2.60 1109 60.6 518 59.4
Simmental 172 2.73 1148 60.5 510 63.4
Holstein 72 2.59 1089 59.1 497 ----
Gelbvieh 212 2.66 1129 60.8 507 45.2
Maine Anjou 106 2.72 1147 61.5 501 49.5
Salers 77 2.70 1148 61.4 515 44.5

Piedmontese 80 2.49 1086 62.7 510 41.7
Limousin 173 2.49 1080 61.7 477 43.8
Orig. Charolais 175 2.77 1160 61.1 528 64.7
Curr. Charolais 43 2.89 1219 61.0 523 58.9
Chianina 114 2.63 1124 61.6 448 27.5

aSlight = 400 to 499, Small = 500 to 599, etc.



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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