Heterosis and breed additive effects for Hereford, Tarentaise, and the reciprocal crosses for calf traits.

@article{Davis1998HeterosisAB,
  title={Heterosis and breed additive effects for Hereford, Tarentaise, and the reciprocal crosses for calf traits.},
  author={Kevin C Davis and D. D. Kress and D. E. Doornbos and Douglas C. Anderson},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1998},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={
          701-5
        }
}
Records from 595 straightbred Hereford (HH), straightbred Tarentaise (TT), and reciprocal-cross (HT) females, randomly mated to HH, TT, or HT bulls, were analyzed for estimates of heterosis and breed additive effects for calf traits that included birth weight (BWT), calving difficulty (DIFF), prebreeding (PRE) and postbreeding (PST) weight, weaning weight (WWT), weaning condition score (WCS), weaning hip height (WHH), and preweaning average daily gain (ADG). The statistical model included year… CONTINUE READING