Studies on the improvement of Korean Black cattle with Brahman and Santa Gertrudis breeds. 1. Genetic and environmental effects on preweaning growth
Kim, D.C.; Kim, J.K.; Lee, H.S.; Paik, Y.K.
Korean Journal of Animal Sciences 29(2): 59-71
Data on body weights were collected from Korean Black (KB), Brahman and Santa Gertrudis (SG) cattle and their crossbreds during 1974-85. Breed and sex significantly affected body weight, withers height, body length and chest girth at birth and at 3 and 6 months of age. Year of birth significantly affected body weight at 6 months, body length at 6 months and chest girth at 6 months, and age of dam and parity significantly affected body weight at 6 months.