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Genetic effects from an Afrikaner, Bonsmara, and Nguni three-breed diallel and top-crosses of Angus and Simmental sires

  • 2020
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 50
G.M. Pyoos, M.M. Scholtz, M.D. MacNeil, A. Theunissen & F.W.C. Neser Page: 366 - 377

Individual and maternal breed additive effects and heterosis exist for most economically important traits in cattle. Crossbreeding may therefore be valuable for emerging and commercial beef farmers in improving the productivity of their herds. Calves were produced by mating Afrikaner,…

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Direct and maternal additive and heterotic effects in crossbreeding Hereford, Simmentaler and Afrikaner cattle

  • 1993
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 23
S.J. Schoeman, J.G.E. van Zyl and R. de Wet Page: 61 - 66

Data from purebred and crossbred cattle, consisting of the Hereford (H), Simmentaler (S) Afrikaner (A) breeds, were analysed to estimate breed additive effects, individual heterotic effects, breed maternal and average maternal heterotic effects. The traits studied were birth mass, weaning…

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