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Puberty of dairy calves in a herd on the coast in Peru



Puberty of dairy calves in a herd on the coast in Peru



Memoria, Asociacion Latinoamericana de Produccion Animal 11: 63



For 18 Friesian, 21 Danish Red (DR) and 16 Brown Swiss (BS) heifers in Peru, the overall age and body weight at puberty averaged 288.74 plus or minus 5.83 days and 244.91 plus or minus 4.48 kg resp. DR heifers weighed significantly less at puberty than females of the other 2 breeds. Chest circumference, height at withers and body length averaged 144.19, 117.46 and 129.02 cm resp.

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