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Evaluation of the Progeny of Beef Sires Differing in Genetic Merit
Keane, Michael G.; Diskin, Michael G.
End of Project Report The objectives of the project were (i) to compare progeny of bulls of high and low growth genetic index, for growth, feed intake, slaughter traits and carcass traits, (ii) to partition the extra live weight of progeny of high growth index bulls into carcass and non-carcass parts, and (iii) to partition any extra carcass weight of progeny from high growth index bulls into its component fat, muscle and bone fractions.
Keyword(s): Beef bulls; Breeding values; growth genetic index,; progeny traits
Publication Date:
2017
Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Teagasc
Publisher(s): Teagasc
First Indexed: 2017-07-22 06:07:23 Last Updated: 2019-07-31 07:12:58