Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Selection of herd sires, in the past, by the beef breeders in South Dakota has primarily been based on type. In general, the beef breeder has attempted to purchase the bull with the most attractive conformation based on his personal judgement. This method of selection has brought limited progress to the largest industry in South Dakota from which 35% of the cash farm income is derived. The purpose of this study was to check the feasibility of using final weight as a criterion in the selection of performance tested bulls. The other phases of the study concerned final weight as affected by inbreeding and the importance of length of feeding period as it affects the accuracy of selection.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Beef cattle -- Breeding
Beef cattle -- Weight
Includes bibliographical references
Number of Pages
South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
No Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Only
Dearborn, Delwyn D., "Evaluation of Final Weight in the Selection of Performance Tested Bulls" (1959). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2565.