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Title: Breeding Better Beef. 3. Influence of Mating System on Preweaning Performance of Calves 
Author: Reimer, D.; Nolan, J C Jr.; Campbell, C.M.
Date: 1987-07
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Citation: Reimer D, Nolan JC, Campbell CM. 1987. Breeding better beef. 3. influence of mating system on preweaning performance of calves. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 15 p. (Research Extension Series; RES-077).
Abstract: The primary objective of this study was to compare preweaning performance of calves produced under Hawaiian range conditions by five different mating systems: straightbreeding, backcrossing, two-breed crossing, three-breed crossing, and four-breed crossing. Secondary objectives were to estimate the effects of breed of sire, breed of dam, age of dam, year of birth, and heterosis on preweaning performance of calves.
Series/Report No.: Research Extension Series
Pages/Duration: 15 pages
ISSN: 0271-9916
Keywords: animal performance, backcrossing, beef cattle, calves, cattle breeds, crossing, Hawaii, heterosis

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