The beef cattle industry must continue to improve efficiency of meat production to remain a profitable producer of protein. Previous results of analyses of this project had indicated substantial individual differences in cow efficiency and established that it is economically important to the producer and to the state. Knowledge of repeatability can serve to indicate the upper level of heritability of the trait as well as indicate the extent of influence of temporary environmental effects on this trait.
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South Dakota State University
Buckley, Brent A. and Dinkel, C. A., "Repeatability of Cow Efficiency, Weaning Weight and Milk Production" (1982). South Dakota Cow-Calf Field Day Proceedings, 1982. 7.