Results of crossbreeding of beef-type dual-purpose and beef X German Brown cattle. II. Fattening performance and carcass yield of heifer calves

Bogner, H.; Alps, H.

Das Zweinutzungsrind Basis intensiv betriebener Rinderproduktion: 412-421

1986


Accession: 001675812

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For 13 German Brown (GB), 14 Simmental X GB, 17 Aquitaine Blond (AB) X GB, 19 Limousin X GB and 17 Piedmont X GB calves, aged 44.4, 41.1, 49.8, 44.5 and 44.4 days resp. at the beginning of fattening, age at the end of fattening averaged 126.3, 113.5, 112.7, 121.1 and 120.5 days, body weight at the end of fattening 169.9, 173.5, 174.8, 171.5 and 173.9 kg, daily gain on test 1146, 1233, 1240, 1227 and 1201 g and dressing percentage 61.8, 61.9, 65.8, 64.7 and 65.1, all differences between breed types being significant. At the end of fattening, height at withers averaged 97.3, 97.1, 97.0, 94.5 and 96.2 cm, chest depth 45.7, 45.1, 44.7, 45.0 and 45.0 cm, pelvis width 35.5, 36.5, 37.3, 36.5 and 36.1 cm and carcass length 89.7, 89.3, 90.0, 88.3 and 89.8 cm. Carcass scores were highest in calves sired by BA, Limousin or Piedmont bulls and lowest in GB purebreds. [For Pt. I see pp. 402-411 of the same publication].