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The objective of this work was to identify which variables are related to the carcass yield, using path analysis., 120 nelore steers were put in a feedlot system until reaching the average weight of 570 kg. At the end of the feeding test the animals were weighed and there were obtained the...

Author(s)
Nieto, L. M.; Torres Junior, R. A. A.; Silva, L. O. C.; Nobre, P. R. C.; Pereira, N. R.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 251-253
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This paper will analyse the challenges facing beef breeds and breed societies in New Zealand today, and identify ways the industry can more effectively embrace innovation moving forward. The paper will also address New Zealand's unique position as a microcosm of industry issues worldwide and...

Author(s)
Bailey, C.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 185-189
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The sustainability of beef production in the world demands the identification and selection of efficient animals that can produce more products with fewer inputs. Feed accounts for around 50-70% of variable costs of beef cattle systems, depending on the level of intensification adopted. Water has...

Author(s)
Menezes, G. R. O.; Gomes, R. C.; Ribas, M. N.; Torres Junior, R. A. A.; Fernandes Junior, J. A.; Pereira, G. M.; Fávero, R.; Silva, L. O. C.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 167-171
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During the last 15 years, France Génétique Elevage (FGE) has developed a quality management system in compliance with ISO 9001 standard, in process mode, involving more than 180 independent organisations and 6 different professional activities, in the field of cattle genetic improvement. FGE has...

Author(s)
Journaux, L.; Delacroix, J.; Delaunay, H.; Minard, I.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 15-19
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This work contains 40 topics on the identification, parentage registration, performance and health recording and genetic evaluation of cattle and sheep for milk and meat production.

Author(s)
Bryant, J.; Burke, M.; Cook, R.; Harris, B.; Mosconi, C.; Wickham, B.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp v + 280 pp.
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Several studies conducted in the Limousine breed since the last 25 years lead to the definition of two selection criteria for beef cattle temperament: a temperament score given by the technician scoring type traits at weaning (COMP) and the number of movements during weighing at weaning (REAC)....

Author(s)
Venot, E.; Guerrier, J.; Lajudie, P.; Dufour, V.; Boivin, X.; Sapa, J.; Phocas, F.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 301-306
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There is evidence globally that genetic gains in cattle production efficiency traits can also drive improvements in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity (i.e. methane or CO2 equivalent emissions per unit of product). In this study, we predicted improvements in GHG emissions intensity expected...

Author(s)
Quinton, C.; Byrne, T.; Hely, F.; Amer, P.; Cromie, A.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 295-299
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Latin America accounts for very significant proportions of the world beef production and exports, being a very relevant beef supplier for the increasing food demands. Data presented here focused in the main South American beef producer/exporter countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay....

Author(s)
Navajas, E. A.; Baldi, F.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 141-149
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Genomic selection was implemented in France in 2009 for 3 French dairy cattle breeds and was then extended to 3 beef and 5 extra dairy cattle breeds. It was also implemented in the Lacaune dairy sheep breed in 2015, and will start in 2017 for the 2 main goat breeds and 3 other dairy sheep breeds....

Author(s)
Venot, E.; Barbat, A.; Boichard, D.; Croiseau, P.; Ducrocq, V.; Lefebvre, R.; Phocas, F.; Sanchez, M. P.; Tribout, T.; Vinet, A.; Fouilloux, M. N.; Govignon-Gion, A.; Launay, A.; Promp, J.; Barbat, M.; Baur, A.; Hoze, C.; Fritz, S.; Saintilan, R.; Carillier, C.; Larroque, H.; Legarra, A.; Palhière, I.; Robert-Granié, C.; Rupp, R.; Tortereau, F. (et al)
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 65-70
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Beef production remains the single largest segment of American agricultural production and is a geographically dispersed production system with many independent players in each industry segment. Economic signals for changes in genetic merit or product attributes are often not clearly communicated...

Author(s)
Weaber, R. L.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 133-143

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