The objective of this study was to determine if cattle could be sorted and performance could be predicted by nose color (Pink or Black) when carcass traits and body weight were evaluated at a common endpoint in Charolais x British crossbred beef steers. Pink nosed cattle were assumed to be progeny of Red Angus dams and black nosed cattle were assumed to be progeny of Black Angus dams.
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Hamilton, Thomas G. and Smith, Zachary K., "Nose Color of Charolais × British Crossbred Beef Steers Alters Marbling Score and Body Weight at a Common Degree of Fatness in Steers Reared Under Similar Management from Birth Through Finishing" (2021). SDSU Beef Day 2021 Summary Publication. 21.