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GENETIC IMPROVEMENT OF BEEF CATTLE ANS 3384
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TRAITS OF IMPORTANCE IN SELECTION OF BEEF CATTLE IN FLORIDA TRAIT HERITABILITY BIRTH WEIGHT >.40 WEANING WEIGHT .30 to .35 YEARLING WEIGHT ~.40 MILKING ABILITY .20 to .25
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Other Traits of Importance in Florida Beef CattleToday • Post-weaning gain • All carcass traits – Fat thickness (0.15 to over 0.6 inches) – Marbling – the ability to grade “Low Choice” or better – Ribeye area (9.0 to over 16 sq. inches) • The combined effect of REA and Fat thickness are used to determine the Yield Grade • Yield Grades over 3.9 are severely discounted
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HERITABILITIES OF BEEF TRAITS OF IMPORTANCE TRAIT HERITABILITY FEEDLOT GAIN .35 to .40 RIBEYE AREA >.40 MARBLING .35 to .45 FAT THICKNESS >.40 ULTRA-SOUND MEASUREMENTS Over .30
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used instead of carcass data? • Carcass data is difficult and expensive to obtain • Ultra-sound data can be collected on all animals, steers as well as replacement heifers and bulls
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2011 for the course ANS 3384 taught by Professor Olson during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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sixteenbeef - GENETIC IMPROVEMENT OF BEEF CATTLE ANS 3384...

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