Comparative feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of Hereford and Angus steers

Butler, O.D.; Cartwright, T.C.; Kunkle, L.E.; Orts, F.A.; King, G.T.; Lewter, D.W.

Jour Animal Sci 21(2): 298-301


DOI: 10.2527/jas1962.212298x
Accession: 013989622

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Fifty-three Hereford and 51 Angus steers from several sires and ranch locations were included in this limited sample. Herefords gained .12 lb. per day more, utilized feed slightly more efficiently, and had hides 16 lb. heavier. Dressing per cents were not significantly different. The U. S. Dept. Agric. carcass grade was average choice for the Angus and high good for the Hereford. Shears of 1/2-in. cores from broiled steaks were not significantly different for breeds. Carcass yield of preferred wholesalt cuts favored the Herefords with the sum of loin, rib, and round averaging 46.29% versus 44.95% for the Angus. Herefords showed a statistically significant advantage in the weight and per cent of closely trimmed, boneless round and sirloin. The Angus had a statistically significant advantage in per cent of boneless chuck.