Observations on F1 calves from crossing Simmental with purely beef breeds

Reichen, F.

Schweiz. landw. Mh 43: 402-404

1965


Accession: 014582796

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Abstract
To see whether crossbreds are superior to Sim-mentals in fattening and slaughter performance, 388 inseminations were made with semen from Aberdeen-Angus, Galloway, Limousin, Charolais and Garonne bulls. In autumn 1964, 152 crossbred Simmental calves were born of which 9.8% died during the rearing period. The survivors were compared with 31 purebred Simmentals. The gestation period of all bull calves averaged 2.9 days longer than heifer calves and they were 4.4 kg. heavier at purchase.