Body size and milking potential are primary genetic traits in beef production. Levels of size and milk influence production functions, such as nutritional requirements, reproduction, and rate and efficiency of weight gain. The use of the term 'size' alone can be unclear. Weight is the best measure of body size. However, weight is not constant, as an animal's body composition can vary. (4 Pages)
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