Animal Science Department
beef, beef cattle, indexing beef cattle, livestock
The primary purpose of this circular is to furnish some simplifications in the procedure presently in use in South Dakota for indexing beef cattle. As more data become available, these methods may change and in that event, supplements will be distributed. Such differences as exist between the shortcut methods presented here and those presently in use will be pointed out as they are taken up in the circular. The methods presented here are based on data taken in private herds in the state as well as in Experiment Station herds. Where there appeared to be a difference, data from private herds were used so that the results would be more widely applicable. This publication is not intended to replace the present Extension Service circular dealing with methods and procedures of performance testing. For details concerning methods, the reader should consult the circular available through the Extension Service.
South Dakota State State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Agricultural Experiment Station
Dinkel, C. A. and Minyard, J. A., "Indexing Beef Cattle (Revised March 1965)" (1965). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 142.