Bos indicus/Bos taurus crosses – growth in different environments


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Farm Table says:

Great research article on growth rates in Bos indicus / Bos taurus cross bred cattle. I was suprised by the various growth rate variances with influences such as pasture and environmental factors.

This article provides information for producers that are interested in Bos indicus / Bos taurus cross breeds to find out if they would be a suitable breed to use in their enterprise based on locality and pasture conditions. This article is based on Bos indicus / Bos taurus cross pre-weaning and post-weaning growth rates.

The items covered in this article were:

• Background information

• Pre-weaning growth

• Post-weaning growth

Key points were as follows:

• Information on pre-weaning and post-weaning growth rates in this article were based on research conducted in various locations in NSW using crossbreeds of Bos indicus (Brahman) / Bos Taurus (Hereford) cattle (refer to background information for detailed research information).

• Pre-weaning growth charts can be accessed here.

• Post-weaning growth charts can be accessed here.

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