Type

Report

Authors

Donagh P. Berry
R. D. Evans
D.A. Kenny
A. M. Clarke
Mark McGee
Michael J Drennan

Subjects

Veterinary

Topics
cattle ireland genetic merit beef production beef carcass index bci cattle breeding beef cattle carcass traits genetic selection

Validation and Improvement of the Beef Production Sub-index in Ireland for Beef Cattle (2009)

Abstract The objectives of the following study were to:a. Quantify the effect of sire genetic merit for BCI on:1. feed intake, growth and carcass traits of progeny managed under bull or steer beef productionsystems.2. live animal scores, carcass composition and plasma hormone and metabolite concentrations in theirprogeny.b. Compare the progeny of :1. Late-maturing beef with dairy breeds and2. Charolais (CH), Limousin (LM), Simmental (SM) and Belgian Blue (BB) sires bred to beef sucklerdams,for feed intake, blood hormones and metabolites, live animal measurements, carcass traits and carcass value inbull and steer production systems.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Donagh P. Berry, R. D. Evans, D.A. Kenny, A. M. Clarke, Mark McGee, Michael J Drennan

Experts in our system

1
D P Berry
Teagasc
Total Publications: 243
 
2
R. D. Evans
Teagasc
Total Publications: 44
 
3
D.A. Kenny
Teagasc
Total Publications: 147
 
4
Mark McGee
Teagasc
Total Publications: 81