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Breeds of Livestock: Comparitive Research Section: Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC [Table 7]

Breeds of Livestock: Comparitive Research Section: Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC [Table 7]

Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC (Table 7)


TABLE 7. BREED GROUP MEANS FOR GROWTH AND
PUBERTY TRAITS OF HEIFERS

Breed
group
Number 400-day
weight
lb
550-day
weight
lb
Puberty
expressed
%
Age at
puberty
days
Preg.
rate
%

Jersey 114 650 735 97.4 317 88.4
Longhorn 82 633 742 82.0 370 90.9

Orig. HAx 414 706 799 92.2 365 87.9
Curr. HAx 55 747 850 97.3 366 80.1
Red Poll 93 672 768 90.2 353 83.6
Devon 67 711 805 93.0 364 89.4
Shorthorn 73 769 867 95.8 359 89.0
Galloway 76 688 777 95.1 365 80.7

South Devon 118 726 813 96.0 352 84.5
Tarentaise 83 713 821 97.6 358 94.4
Pinzgauer 209 736 839 94.5 343 93.9

Brangus 63 735 823 92.2 385 85.5
Santa Gertrudis 41 739 838 90.0 391 92.7

Sahiwal 86 657 780 92.3 427 102.0
Brahman 101 733 865 93.5 439 94.3
Nellore 82 727 846 58.5 412 89.9

Braunvieh 129 720 826 90.0 346 91.6
Gelbvieh 185 725 836 87.1 341 87.4
Holstein 50 750 863 92.2 347 94.8
Simmental 155 749 844 94.4 360 86.4
Maine Anjou 88 753 861 90.6 370 92.8
Salers 90 763 873 101.0 365 89.0

Piedmontese 89 703 805 98.2 348 95.5
Limousin 155 717 797 88.0 391 83.7
Orig. Charolais 126 744 849 87.0 393 81.0
Curr. Charolais 36 781 903 96.3 361 79.0
Chianina 94 734 854 83.8 400 84.0




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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