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1962

Faculty Papers and Publications in Animal Science

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Evaluation Of Sires Available Through Planned Mating, L. Dale Van Vleck, C. R. Henderson, H. W. Carter Jan 1962

Evaluation Of Sires Available Through Planned Mating, L. Dale Van Vleck, C. R. Henderson, H. W. Carter

Faculty Papers and Publications in Animal Science

There is some concern that methods of sire evaluation which utilize contemporary stablemate averages can be biased by differential genetic merit of the mates of these sires. A little reflection, however, indicates that even if the cows to which some sires are mated are more highly selected than the mates of other sires, this differential merit will not affect seriously the ranking of sires according to the evaluation of their progeny. Until the present, data have not been readily available with which to study the seriousness of this problem. The present study does not deal with the question generally, but ...


Sire Evaluation From Five-Month Daughter Records, L. Dale Van Vleck Jan 1962

Sire Evaluation From Five-Month Daughter Records, L. Dale Van Vleck

Faculty Papers and Publications in Animal Science

The chief advantages of sire evaluation based on five-month daughter records are: 1. Genetic progress is inversely proportional to the turnover rate in testing bulls so that if this interval is shortened by 10%, the rate of genetic progress will be increased by 11%. The turnover period can be shortened with the use of 5-month records from about 50 months to 45 months—a decrease of 10% in time. 2. Genetic progress is also related to how many top bulls are saved and how many poor ones are culled out of all those sampled. In other words, the more bulls ...


Effect Of Levels Of Meat And Bone Scraps On Growth Rate And Feed Efficiency Of Growing-Finishing Swine, E. R. Peo, Jr., D. B. Hudman Jan 1962

Effect Of Levels Of Meat And Bone Scraps On Growth Rate And Feed Efficiency Of Growing-Finishing Swine, E. R. Peo, Jr., D. B. Hudman

Faculty Papers and Publications in Animal Science

Many investigations have shown that soybean meal when properly supplemented can replace meat and bone scraps as a major source of protein in swine rations (Lepley et al., 1950; Terrill et al., 1954; Rohlf, 1954; Meade and Hanson, 1957; Meade et al., 1958; Becker et al., 1960). The importance of this finding is emphasized by the work of Bloss et al. (1953), Terrill et al. (1954), Meade and Teter (1957) and Becker and Jensen (1961) who reported a significant depression in growth rate and feed efficiency of swine fed rations containing relatively high levels of meat and bone scraps.


Parameters For Milk Yield And For Percents Of Ash, Dry Matter, Fat And Protein In Sows, W. G. Pond, L. Dale Van Vleck, D. A. Hartman Jan 1962

Parameters For Milk Yield And For Percents Of Ash, Dry Matter, Fat And Protein In Sows, W. G. Pond, L. Dale Van Vleck, D. A. Hartman

Faculty Papers and Publications in Animal Science

Milk was collected separately by machine from four to six glands on nine Yorkshire and Berkshire sows 2 or 3 days after farrowing and at weekly intervals throughout 6 weeks of lactation. Milk yield was measured following intramuscular injection of oxytocin, and the percent of ash, dry matter, fat and protein in the milk from each gland was determined. The average milk yield per gland, following a 1-hour period during which the pigs had been removed from the sow reached a peak of 74.6 gm. 3 weeks after farrowing. The ash content was 0.79% 2 or 3 days ...