Straightbred Hereford, Angus-Hereford and Simmental-Hereford are popular cow breeds in South Dakota. Larger and/or higher milking crossbreds can be expected to require more energy input to support higher maintenance and lactation requirements. Realizing this, comparisons between breed groups and mating systems under realistic conditions are of interest to producers. This study was designed to evaluate how straightbred Herefords along with Simmental-Hereford and Angus-Hereford two-breed rotations perform under western South Dakota range conditions. All cattle were maintained at the Antelope Range Livestock Station near Buffalo, South Dakota, throughout the study.
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Monfore, M. D., "Effect of Breed Group and Mating System on Weaning Production in Beef Cattle" (1984). South Dakota Cow-Calf Field Day Proceedings, 1984. 5.