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Breeds of Livestock: Comparitive Research Section: Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC [Table 5]

Breeds of Livestock: Comparitive Research Section: Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC [Table 5]

Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC (Table 5)


TABLE 5. BREED GROUP MEANS FOR CARCASS TRAITS OF STEERS

Carcass Fat Rib eye Kid. pelv. & heart fat
Breed
group
Number weight
lb
thickness
in
area
sq in
estimated
%
actual
%

Jersey 130 603 0.44 10.32 4.92 5.43
Longhorn 92 582 0.37 10.74 3.52 4.20

Orig. HAx 539 654 0.62 10.85 3.16 3.38
Curr. HAx 34 707 0.63 11.19 3.26 3.24
Red Poll 109 626 0.52 10.67 3.86 4.33
Devon 55 637 0.53 10.69 3.33 ----
Shorthorn 95 707 0.49 11.08 3.42 3.71
Galloway 75 633 0.48 11.28 3.13 3.44

South Devon 95 672 0.50 11.33 3.72 4.14
Tarentaise 102 660 0.42 11.22 3.95 4.29
Pinzgauer 226 655 0.43 11.28 3.50 3.82

Brangus 52 653 0.54 10.35 3.26 ----
Santa Gertrudis 62 683 0.57 10.45 3.26 ----

Sahiwal 140 634 0.52 10.81 3.32 3.42
Brahman 126 683 0.53 11.10 3.60 3.61
Nellore 97 695 0.49 11.33 3.47 3.71

Braunvieh 116 673 0.41 11.65 3.35 4.42
Gelbvieh 212 686 0.39 12.00 3.40 3.62
Simmental 172 695 0.37 11.87 3.27 3.73
Holstein 68 661 0.40 10.75 2.74 ----
Maine Anjou 106 705 0.38 12.28 3.11 3.37
Salers 77 707 0.41 11.96 3.40 3.57

Piedmontese 80 683 0.31 13.19 3.03 3.35
Limousin 173 667 0.39 12.28 3.26 3.54
Orig. Charolais 175 710 0.37 12.39 3.19 3.63
Curr. Charolais 43 747 0.36 12.56 3.39 3.53
Chianina 114 692 0.32 12.43 2.89 3.02




Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC

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