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A study of growth and carcass traits in dehorned and polled composite bulls

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  • Phenotypically dehorned (genetically horned) and polled bulls were similar for birth, weaning weight, pre- and post-weaning ADG, carcass weight, grade fat, marbling, rib-eye area, cutability and carcass grade. Polled bulls had higher (P < 0.02) fat over the rib-eye compared with dehorned. The similarity in growth and a majority of carcass traits between polled and horned, would suggest that breeding for polledness may be recommended to eliminate horns.

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    1999
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    Article (Published)
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3CV4BW06
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    @1999 Goonewardene, L. A., Price, M. A., Liu, M. F., Berg, R. T., Erichsen, C. M. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original author(s) and source must be cited.
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    • Goonewardene, L.A., Price, M.A., M.F. Liu, Berg, R.T. and Erichsen, C.M. (1999). A study of growth and carcass traits in dehorned and polled composite bulls. Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 79, 383 - 385 http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/A98-121
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/A98-121