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Top paddock newsletter

Details:

Title

Top paddock newsletter

Creator

Northern Territory. Department of Resources

Collection

Top Paddock Newsletter; Top Paddock Newsletter; E-Journals; PublicationNT

Date

2010-10-01

Location

Berrimah

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains many links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Agriculture; Northern Territory; Periodicals

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Berrimah

Volume

Issue 44

File type

application/pdf

ISSN

1320-727X

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/227444

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/675604

Page content

12 The introduction of Bos taurus genes into Brahman herds in northern Australia has several potential advantages (eg. hybrid vigour, potential for higher growth, fertility and better meat quality), and disadvantages (eg. less resistance to pests and environmental stresses, and as a result the possibility of lower growth and fertility and higher mortality rates). This project will evaluate the growth, fertility and meat tenderness of the F1 offspring of Brahman cows and Senepol Bulls under NT conditions. The Brahman x Senepol offspring will be compared to high grade Brahman cattle of the same age in the following parameters: Growth rate of steers over the post weaning year on improved pasture in the Douglas Daly district. Performance of steers in a feedlot (at KRS, Qld and possibly in Indonesia). Meat quality and carcase measurements from steers sent to an Australian abattoir and meat science laboratory. Growth rate of replacement heifers to 2 years of age on native pasture in the Victoria River District Conception rates in maiden heifers. Re-conception rates in first calf heifers. Breeder herd efficiency and other measures of performance of mature cows. Mortality rates. Senopol Bulls Update The project is still in the early stages. Senepol bulls were mated to Brahman cows at VRRS and Manbulloo over the 2008/09 wet season and the first crop of calves was weaned in May 2010. All males were transported to DDRF and all females to VRRS.


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