ADSC 2010 Lecture 2 - Breeds of Livestock

ADSC 2010 Lecture 2 - Breeds of Livestock - Breeds of Farm...

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Breeds of Farm Animals Beef Cattle
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Beef Cattle Breeds Bos taurus British Angus Hereford Shorthorn Exotic / Continental Simmental Charolais Limousin Gelbvieh Maine Anjou Bos indicus Zebu Brahman Nellore Gir Indu-Brazil American Breeds Beefmaster Brangus Braford Simbrah
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ANGUS Originated in Scotland Black and Red Polled Moderate mature size Strengths Maternal traits Fertility and calving ease Meat Quality – marbling Weaknesses Mature size and Growth Heat tolerance Carcass cutability
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HEREFORD Originated in England Red body with white face Horned and Polled Moderate mature size Strengths Hardy – range & cold Productivity in range conditions Good temperament Weaknesses Low milk production Mature size and Growth Susceptible to eye cancers
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SHORTHORN Originated in England Red, white and roan Horned and Polled Moderate to large size Strengths Milk production Mothering ability Good temperament
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2011 for the course ADSC 2010 taught by Professor Pringle during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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