Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1949

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Animal Science

Abstract

In experimental beef cattle breeding work and commercial beef production it is desirable to know comparative weights of claves at a given age, usually at weaning age of around 200 days. Some workers have gone to considerable trouble weighing all calves at 200 or 205 days regardless of work involved. A few have weaned calves at a constant weight such as 500 pounds and made their comparisons on gain per day to test weight. These methods are usually impractical in herds kept under corn-belt conditions and practically impossible in herds maintained on western or north-central ranges. Weaning at a constant weight or age on the range would mean the rounding up and bring in of the herd either weekly or bi-weekly form September until late November or December. Such excessive handling would have an effect on much of the experimental data being kept on the herd.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Beef cattle
Calves

Description

Includes bibliographical references

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

26

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
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