Increased interest among animal scientists and producers in life-time weight-age relationships has been stimulated by the recognition of the economic importance of rate of maturing, rate of gain, mature size and related characters. But, a series of weight measured during the lifespan of individual is difficult to interpret. The use of mathematical growth models provides a good way of condensing the information contained in such data into a few parameters with biological meaning. In Korea, for several decades, the efforts to improve the productivity of Hanwoo (Korean cattle) have been dedicated at nationwide level. Hence, the information on growth characteristics of Hanwoo seems to be critical source on decision of breeding scheme of Hanwoo. The Purpose of this study was to estimate the relationships among growth curve parameters of Hanwoo, using the Gompertz model and the Richards model

Y. M Cho, H. B Yoon, B. S Ahn, Y. I Park

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 2002. Session 11, , 11.02, 2002
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