Heterosis and breed effects on maternal and individual traits of Bos indicus breeds of cattle
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Journal of Animal Science;60(5): 1175-1180
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Presents results of a study conducted to estimate the effects of heterosis and breed on a series of maternal and individual traits; takes Boran X Ankole and Boran X Zebu as crossbred cows and Ankole, Boran and Small East African Zebu as straightbred cows; includes traits like calf crop born, preweaning viability, overall viability, birth weight, weaning weight, 12, 18 & 24-mo. weight, calf weight weaned per cow exposed to breeding, cow parturition weight, cow weaning weight and cow mean weight.