Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1959

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Animal Science

Abstract

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
Bulls
Beef cattle -- Weight

Description

Includes bibliographical references

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

57

Publisher

South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts

Rights

No Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Only
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