Cattle temperament has practical implications, animals with a nervous temperament are more difficult and dangerous to handle and they could present a worsening in performance. Beef cattle producer’s should be concerned about cattle temperament since it is related to human and cattle safety and welfare, herd productivity and meat quality (Fordyce et al., 1988; Grandin, 1993). Inversely, it is expected that animals with a calm temperament would have better performance in feedlot trials (Voisinet et al. ,1997)

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Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 2002. Session 14, , 14.16, 2002
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