A comparison of economic efficiencies between korean cattle charolais cross bred and korean native cattle

Cho, K.H.

Korean Journal of Animal Science 23(6): 469-477


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For this study, 15 farms were surveyed which raised 1 or more cross-bred Korean cattle by Charolais in Kanghwa county [Korea], and 12 farms were also investigated which reared Korean native cattle in Kwangju and Pochun county in Kyunggi province. Improvement of productivity of cattle through research and experimentation is one of the most important measures to increase farm income because most of the farms raise only 1 or 2 cattle. The average daily gain of cross-bred cattle up to 18 mo. old was 1.09 kg, and it was .apprx. 42% more than that of Korean native cattle (0.77 kg) at farm level. The feed efficiency of the cross-bred was 20% higher than the Korean cattle. Average live-weight of cross-bred cattle was 632 kg, which was 45% more than that of the Korean cattle (436 kg) at 18 mo.