Abstract

SUMMARY In the framework of the search for new biological variables connected with economic performances of farm animals, 16 blood constituents and 3 production performances were determined on bull calves of the Piedmontese breed. Blood constituent determination was repeated on three blood samples, collected at three-day intervals, at about 2 (milkfed, no. 158) and 5 (ruminant, no. 115) months of age. Descriptive statistics and repeatability of blood constituents are given together with the prediction equations on Market Value Index, Daily Weight Gain and Concentrate Conversion Rate. 

M. Cicogna, A. Camussi, M. Corti, F. M Stefanini, E. Tironi

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 17. Genetics and breeding of dairy and beef cattle, swine and horses, , 218–221, 1994
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