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Significant genetic variation exists within and between breeds of beef cattle for age at puberty (AP). In general, faster-gaining breed groups of larger mature size reach puberty at a later age than do slower-gaining breed groups of smaller mature size; breeds selected for milk production reach puberty at younger ages than do those breeds not selected for(More)
Reproductive traits were measured for 234 bulls and 1184 heifers from matings of three dam breeds (Angus, Hereford, and MARC III) with six sire breeds (Angus, Hereford, Brahman, Boran, Tuli, and Belgian Blue) from the Germ Plasm Evaluation (GPE) Program at Roman L. Hruska US Meat Animal Research Center. Male traits were yearling scrotal circumference (YSC),(More)
Weights and individual feed consumption collected on 160 beef, dairy and beef X dairy dams and their progeny were used to estimate several measures of lifetime cow efficiency. Dams were fed either a high or a low energy diet. Efficiency was expressed as the ratio of outputs to inputs. Outputs included progeny weaning weights plus cow salvage weight, and(More)
Three sets of blood samples were obtained from beef calves of two experimental populations and assayed for various immunological measurements. The first set of samples was taken between 24 and 48 h after birth and quantified for IgG1 concentration. A second set was taken immediately prior to vaccination for infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus (IBRV; at(More)
Techniques have been developed to introduce specific genes from one species into the germplasm of another, including livestock. This paper reviews reports on evaluation, selection, and breeding procedures for introduction and multiplication of transgenes in breeding populations of livestock. Before transgenes are introduced and multiplied in commercial(More)
Data on 2,034 F1 calves sired by Angus, Hereford, Polled Hereford, Charolais, Limousin, Simmental, Gelbvieh, and Tarentaise bulls with Hereford or Angus dams and data on 3,686 three-breed-cross calves with 700 F1 dams of the same breed crosses were used for this study. Traits analyzed were birth, weaning, yearling, and 420-d weights (BWT, WW, YW, and W420,(More)
Serum samples were collected between 24 and 48 h of age from 408 Herefored calves of a Selection Experiment and from 200 Angus, Hereford and Red Poll calves of another experimental population (Germ Plasm Utilization Project). Concentrations of immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) were determined by single radial immunodiffusion. Breed or selection line of calf and age(More)
Several measures of life cycle cow efficiency were calculated using weights and individual feed consumptions recorded on 160 dams of beef, dairy and beef X dairy breeding and their progeny. Ratios of output to input were used to estimate efficiency, where outputs included weaning weights of progeny plus salvage value of the dam and inputs included creep(More)