Comparison of Bos taurus - Bos indicus breed crosses with straight bred Bos indicus breeds of cattle for maternal and individual traits
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Journal of Animal Science;60(5): 1181-1187
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/32979
Presents results of a study conducted to estimate the effects of heterosis and breed on a series of maternal and individual traits; uses Boran X Ankole and Boran X Zebu as crossbred cows and Ankole, Boran and Small East African Zebu as straight-bred cows; includes calf crop born, preweaning viability, overall viability, birth weight, weaning weight, 12, 18 & 24 - mo weight, calf weight weaned per cow exposed to breeding, cow parturition weight, cow weaning weight and cow mean weight as major traits.