Cow maternal efficiency: “Giving the girls some credit”

The CRC for Beef Genetic Technologies (the 'Beef CRC') has established the Maternal Efficiency Project to provide new knowledge to help better inform beef producers on the impacts estimated breeding values for carcase fatness/carcase muscularity and for feed efficiency have on maternal efficiency, especially under variable nutritional environments. The project is being conducted across southern Australia. It has an industry herd component and a research station component being run simultaneously. Early results from the research stations show that selection for traits affecting body composition holds across seasons and nutrition treatments, and that genetically leaner cows seem to be less fertile, especially under low nutrition. Results are peer-reviewed and compiled for industry dissemination in the Maternal Journal available through the Beef CRC website (www.beefcrc.com.au).


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Issue Date:
2011-02
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
1449-5937 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/121456
Published in:
AFBM Journal, Volume 07, Number 2
Page range:
1-3
Total Pages:
3
Note:
Special Edition Sheep and Cattle Production in New South Wales




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