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dc.contributor.authorMcCabe, S.
dc.contributor.authorMcHugh, Noirin
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, N. E.
dc.contributor.authorPrendiville, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-06T16:07:59Z
dc.date.available2022-01-06T16:07:59Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-21
dc.identifier.citationS. McCabe, N. McHugh and N.E. O’Connell et al. Performance of lactating suckler cows of diverse genetic merit and genotype under a seasonal pasture-based system. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research. DOI: 10.15212/ijafr-2020-0137en_US
dc.identifier.issn2009-9029
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/2768
dc.descriptionpeer-revieweden_US
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to investigate the effect of genetic merit of the national Irish maternal index and genotype (i.e. beef vs. beef × dairy [BDX]) of beef cows and subsequent performance of their progeny. With the exception that high genetic merit cows produced 0.57 kg more milk and tended to have 0.04 of a lower body condition score (BCS), no significant differences were observed between cows of diverse genetic merit. Differences between contrasting cow genotype were apparent. Beef cows were 50 kg heavier and had a BCS 0.27 greater than BDX cows. The BDX cows produced 1.67 kg more milk and had a greater 24-d submission rate than beef cows. Calves generated from BDX cows were 19 kg heavier at weaning and were worth €51 more than progeny generated from beef cows. Beef cow progeny, however, had 0.77 of a greater conformation score at slaughter than BDX. While differences were observed across cows of different replacement strategies, results from the current study showed that genetic selection for national maternal index had no effect on the overall performance of suckler cows in a pasture-based spring-calving system.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTeagascen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIrish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research;
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/*
dc.subjectBreeden_US
dc.subjectGenetic meriten_US
dc.subjectpastureen_US
dc.subjectprogenyen_US
dc.subjectsuckleren_US
dc.titlePerformance of lactating suckler cows of diverse genetic merit and genotype under a seasonal pasture-based systemen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.15212/ijafr-2020-0137
refterms.dateFOA2022-01-06T16:08:00Z
dc.source.journaltitleIrish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research
dc.identifier.eissn0791-6833


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