Factors affecting temperaments in Zebu and Friesian-Zebu crossbred cattle

Abubakar, B.Y., Oni, O.O., and Malau-Aduli, A.E.O. (1991) Factors affecting temperaments in Zebu and Friesian-Zebu crossbred cattle. In: Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production. p. 90. From: 16th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production, 10-14 March 1991, Sokoto, Nigeria.

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The influence of breed, sex, season, age, liveweight and body condition on temperament scores was investigated. All variables, except age, had significant (P<0.05) effect on temperament. Progeny of crossbred dams had lower temperament than those of purebred Zebu dams. Female animals had higher temperament and so also were animals with better body condition. Temperament was lowest in the hot, dry season. Phenotypic correlations between measurements of temperament were positive and significant (P<0.05), with vigour of movement having the highest correlation with the overall temperament score. Liveweight was negatively correlated with temperament while there was a positive correlation between temperament and body condition. Regression equations for predicting overall temperament using vigour of movement are presented.

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Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2018 00:43
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0702 Animal Production > 070201 Animal Breeding @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8303 Livestock Raising > 830301 Beef Cattle @ 50%
83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8303 Livestock Raising > 830302 Dairy Cattle @ 50%
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