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Productivity of Thai Brahman and Simmental-Brahman crossbred (Kabinburi) cattle in central Thailand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18158609     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The productivity of the new crossbred cattle Kabinburi (K) was compared to that of Thai Brahman (TB) using 756 production records from K cattle and 1,316 production records from TB cattle kept at three locations in Thailand. The data were analyzed for the effect of breeds and locations. The ambient temperature, the humidity, the Temperature-Humidity Index (THI) and the rainfall of the three locations were different. Lamphayaklang Livestock Research and Breeding Center (LP) had the highest rainfall/year followed by Nongkwang Livestock Research and Breeding Center (NK), and Prachinburi Livestock Breeding Station (PC). Kabinburi cattle had a higher bodyweight at birth as well as at 200, 400 and 600 days of age than TB cattle. Furthermore, K heifers gave birth to their first calf at a younger age and had a shorter calving interval than TB cows. Thai Brahman cattle kept at LP had significantly higher bodyweight at 400 and 600 days than the animals kept at NK, but bodyweight at birth and 600 days of age were not significantly different. Thai Brahman cattle kept at LP were younger at first calving and had a shorter calving interval than the animals kept at NK. K cattle kept at NK were heavier at birth and at 200, 400 and 600 days of age than the animals kept at PC. Furthermore, Kabinburi cows kept at NK were younger at first calving (P<0.01), but the calving interval was not different between the two groups kept at NK or PC.
Authors:
S Boonprong; A Choothesa; C Sribhen; N Parvizi; C Vajrabukka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-12-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of biometeorology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0020-7128     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Biometeorol     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-11     Completed Date:  2008-08-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374716     Medline TA:  Int J Biometeorol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand. suvit_dld@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animal Husbandry
Animals
Birth Weight
Body Weight
Cattle / classification,  growth & development*,  physiology
Climate
Female
Hybridization, Genetic
Male
Pregnancy
Species Specificity
Thailand
Weather

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