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Breeds of Livestock: Comparitive Research Section: Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC [Table 6]

Breeds of Livestock: Comparitive Research Section: Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC [Table 6]

Breed Comparisons in the Germplasm Evaluation Program at MARC (Table 6)


TABLE 6. BREED GROUP MEANS FOR CARCASS TRAITS OF STEERSa

Breed
group
Number Retail
product
%
Fat
trim
%
Bone
%
Retail
product
lb
Fat
trim
lb
Bone
lb

Jersey 130 66.9 20.7 12.4 389 121 72.1
Longhorn 92 69.4 18.0 12.6 390 103 71.0

Orig. HAx 539 67.1 21.0 12.0 422 135 75.2
Curr. HAx 34 67.2 20.4 12.3 461 141 84.1
Red Poll 109 67.4 20.1 12.5 407 124 75.0
Devon 55 68.5 ---- ---- 419 ---- ----
Shorthorn 95 67.0 20.1 12.9 456 139 88.2
Galloway 75 69.7 17.8 12.5 426 110 76.0

South Devon 95 68.1 19.6 12.3 441 130 79.4
Tarentaise 102 69.2 18.3 12.4 441 119 78.9
Pinzgauer 226 69.3 17.7 13.0 437 114 82.0

Brangus 52 66.8 ---- ---- 421 ---- ----
Santa Gertrudis 62 67.3 ---- ---- 443 ---- ----

Sahiwal 140 69.2 18.5 12.3 424 115 75.2
Brahman 126 69.2 18.3 12.5 456 123 82.0
Nellore 97 69.2 18.4 12.4 465 125 82.7

Braunvieh 116 69.5 17.2 13.4 449 116 86.3
Gelbvieh 212 70.2 16.8 13.0 463 113 85.5
Holstein 68 71.8 ---- ---- 478 ---- ----
Simmental 172 70.1 16.5 13.4 469 115 89.1
Maine Anjou 106 70.1 16.4 13.5 477 113 91.2
Salers 77 70.0 17.1 12.9 478 117 88.1

Piedmontese 80 73.4 14.3 12.3 485 94 80.4
Limousin 173 71.5 15.9 12.6 459 106 81.0
Orig. Charolais 175 71.1 16.0 12.9 486 113 88.3
Curr. Charolais 43 70.2 16.4 13.4 506 118 96.3
Chianina 114 71.9 13.9 14.2 479 96 94.0

aEstimates of retail product weight and percentage for Devon, Brangus, Santa Gertrudis and Holstein sired progeny were obtained from multiple regression prediction equations reported by Crouse and Dikeman (1976; J. Anim. Sci. 42:584).



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