hoof circumference, birth weight, calves
Records from 81 calves showed that hoof circumference is an unreliable predictor of birth weight. A hoof tape predicted only 25.9% of birth weights within 2 Ib of actual birth weight. For 29.6% of the calves the error in predicting birth weight was over 10 Ib.
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Pruitt, R. J.; Van Der Wal, K.; and Britt, M., "Evaluation of Hoof Circumference to Predict Birth Weight" (1995). South Dakota Beef Report, 1995. 17.