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Abstract

Birth weight increased with increasing parity number to the 5th in dams in the subhumid zone (SH, 1.89 kg) and to the 6th in dams in the humid zone (H, 1.71 kg) dams. Season did not significantly affect birth weight in either zone. Birth type (single vs. twins) had the greatest influence on birth...

Author(s)
London, J. C.; Weniger, J. H.
Citation
Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 1995, 112, 5-6, pp 431-453
Abstract

Body weight at weaning of 1002 Ayrshire × Boran crossbred calves averaged 138 kg. The weaning weight of calves born in Aug.-Oct. and Nov.-Feb. was 20.2 and 1.0 kg respectively higher than average, and that of calves born in Mar.-May and June-July was 19.9 and 2.5 kg below the average weight. The...

Author(s)
Hagger, C.; Scheiwiller, N.; Streiff, T.
Citation
Agrarforschung, 1994, 1, 11/12, pp 477-479