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Breeds of Livestock: Comparitive Research Section: Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC [Table 3]

Breeds of Livestock: Comparitive Research Section: Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC [Table 3]

Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC (Table 3)

TABLE 3. SIRE BREED OF CALF BREED GROUP
MEANS FOR BIRTH AND WEANING TRAITS

Breed
group
Number
calves
born
Gestation
length
days
Unassisted
births
%
Survival
to wean
%
Birth
weight
lb
200-day
weigh
lb

Jersey 301 282.0 101.8 94.0 66.1 408
Longhorn 200 286.8 97.9 91.4 66.1 406

Orig. HAx 1177 283.2 94.8 95.7 75.2 432
Curr. HAx 102 283.1 92.7 91.5 80.4 458
Red Poll 212 284.6 99.9 95.7 75.7 426
Devon 139 283.3 94.0 96.0 75.4 445
Shorthorn 181 284.0 97.6 91.9 82.4 460
Galloway 172 285.7 95.8 92.9 76.4 429

South Devon 240 286.0 90.0 90.3 79.7 435
Tarentaise 199 287.0 93.4 94.0 81.1 446
Pinzgauer 595 285.2 92.0 93.7 84.0 445

Brangus 119 284.7 93.8 94.7 77.4 439
Santa Gertrudis 109 285.2 93.2 93.7 82.3 443
Sahiwal 321 293.7 91.3 94.1 84.1 432
Brahman 343 290.9 88.6 92.6 89.0 460
Nellore 196 293.0 92.7 91.4 86.6 474

Braunvieh 260 284.1 94.5 95.1 82.7 453
Gelbvieh 438 285.6 94.1 91.0 83.8 456
Holstein 143 281.0 92.6 93.8 78.1 450
Simmental 421 286.4 89.2 88.8 84.9 458
Maine Anjou 218 284.8 79.4 88.9 88.0 456
Salers 189 284.8 95.2 91.7 80.9 464

Piedmontese 200 287.2 92.5 91.1 80.2 452
Limousin 387 288.1 91.8 90.8 80.6 443
Orig. Charolais 404 286.2 83.5 85.8 86.4 461
Curr. Charolais 90 285.8 86.8 89.5 86.5 479
Chianina 238 286.7 88.4 89.3 86.9 459




Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC

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