Abstract

The performance of Holstein dairy breed, consisted of Canadian Holstein (CH) and Holstein cattle originated from other countries (U.S.A and European countries) called Non Canadian Holstein (NCH) studied. The results are as follows:
The average milk yield(305,2X,ME) for all,CH and NCH was 6367.4 (+ 31.2) , 6472.2 ( + 38.2) and 6292.2 ( + 46.6) Kg respectively.
The average of fat yield for all, CH and NCH animals was 204.8 (+ 3.0), 205.0 ( + 2.0) and 206.0 (+ 1.6) Kg respectively.
The variations of milk and fat production in different years and seasons was significant. The cows delievered in winter and summer had the highest and lowest milk yields respectively.
The variation between herds was significant. The maximum and minimum of milk yield in CH herds was 7261, 5433 and for the NCH herds was 10814, 4930 Kg respectively.
 

N. EJ Kashan, M. R Salehi

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 17. Genetics and breeding of dairy and beef cattle, swine and horses, , 42–45, 1994
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