Limousin Sired Dairy cattle – excellent Weight, conformation and grades – the ideal choice for the Dairy herd

//Limousin Sired Dairy cattle – excellent Weight, conformation and grades – the ideal choice for the Dairy herd

Prof. Donagh Berry, Teagasc

Dairy Beef Indexes

Presented at the Genetics Conference held on 5th December 2018


Specs per breed (from Dairy Dams)

Limousin breed cattle from the Dairy herd have the least number obtaining O= grade or lower, they also have the ability to excel with their Carcass weight and with Carcass conformation. Limousin had the largest sample size. Limousin carcass weight was much higher than that of the traditional beef breeds.

Breed

Number of sires within breed

Number of progeny slaughtered

Carcass weight

% <280kg

Carcass conformation

%<O=

LM

25

4834

334

10%

7.0

1%

BB

29

2405

351

8%

7.8

2%

AA

35

2309

295

32%

5.6

12%

HE

31

1251

316

27%

5.5

17%

NR

10

168

307

29%

4.2

62%

FR

117

2066

309

26%

4.5

51%

HO

509

957

303

31%

3.6

74%

JE

50

244

255

66%

3.3

84%

By |2019-01-27T00:12:35+00:00January 27th, 2019|Limousin News|