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Abstract

The number of semen doses used annually in the UK fell from 61 502 in 1977 to 54 860 in 1981. The farrowing rate to AI currently averages 81%, and litter size 10.4. The 4 UK AI centres offering a public AI service are listed.

Publisher
Bletchley, UK
Citation
UK, Meat and Livestock Commission: Commercial pig production yearbook 1981., 1981, pp 56-57
Abstract

Under the commercial beef recording scheme, 100 000 cattle were weighed. The number of herds participating in the on-farm pedigree recording scheme was 1235, 85 more than in the previous year. 450 bulls were performance tested on stations, 45 fewer than in the previous year. The 1169 sheep flocks...

Publisher
Bletchley., UK
Citation
13th annual report for the year ended 31 March 1980., 1980, pp 36 pp.
Abstract

The Central Carcass Evaluation Unit at Blisworth was completed during the year, and will be used for demonstration and research, particularly in connection with the Commission's livestock improvement schemes. Carcass evaluation work reported includes: (1) the development of a new technique for beef ...

Publisher
Meat and Livestock Commission., Bletchley, UK
Citation
Seventh annual report to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State for Scotland in respect of the year ended 30 September 1974., 1975, pp 53 pp.
Abstract

Information on livestock improvement and research occupy 16 pp. of this report. A further increase in the number of commercial beef recording units to 1467 took place, and 2000 reports were compiled on feed usage in relation to performance. A comparison of the performance of young bulls and steers...

Publisher
London, Meat and Livestock Commission.,
Citation
Fifth annual report and statement of accounts for the year ended 30th September 1972., 1973, pp 51 pp.