A note on the growth of beef crossbred calves in Botswana
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Makobo, A.D., Buck, N.G., Light, D. and Lethola, L.L. 1981. A note on the growth of beef crossbred calves in Botswana. Animal Production 33: 215-217.
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In a trial to evaluate the growth of crossbred calves under semi-arid ranch conditions in Botswana, pure Tswana and crossbred beef cows were inseminated with beefalo and Italian semen or mated naturally with Brahman, Simmental or Tswana bulls. The 424 calves produced were weighed at birth and at monthly intervals to 18 months of age. Beefalo crossbred calves were significantly lighter at birth than all other calves (p