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F1 steers resulting from mating of Simmental or Hereford bulls to Brahman cows, or mating of Brahman bulls to Hereford cows, in 1981-83 were compared on a commercial beef property in central Queensland. Simmental-sired steers had higher (P<0.05) live weight gains after weaning and were heavier (...

Esdale, C. R.; Blight, G. W.; Becker, R. S.; Becker, M. M.
Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production, 1990, 18, pp 200-203

Genetic parameters for growth, parasite resistance and heat tolerance in zebu-cross cattle in a tropical environment were estimated by restricted max. likelihood procedures using various forms of an animal model. Estimates of h2 for direct additive genetic effects for live weights at birth,...

Mackinnon, M. J.; Meyer, K.; Hetzel, D. J. S.
Livestock Production Science, 1991, 27, 2/3, pp 105-122

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