In recent years there has been increased utilization of exotic cattle to increase production in beef herds. Crossbreeding European breeds with domestic British breeds has resulted in larger calves at weaning and slaughter due to increased milking ability of the dams and gaining ability of the crossbred calves. Crossbreeding beef cows with European breeds has resulted in larger cows having higher nutrient requirements than the domestic breeds or crosses. Hereford-Angus crossbred cows have been used extensively in South Dakota and have performed well under local conditions.
This study was designed to compare reproductive performance and calf production of Sinnnental-Angus (S x A) and Hereford-Angus (H x A) crossbred cows under range conditions. Feedlot performance, carcass beef production and economics of calf production have also been evaluated.
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South Dakota State University
Miller, H. L.; Deutscher, G. H.; and Crandall, F. W., "Beef Production of Simmental-Angus and Hereford-Angus Crossbred Cows" (1980). South Dakota Cow-Calf Field Day Proceedings, 1980. 8.