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G2030, Reviewed October 1993

Beef Production Glossary: BIF Fact Sheet

John Massey
Department of Animal Sciences

Beef production terms and phrases you should be familiar with.

____Individual record____
Average of animals in group
x 100

The exception to this is birth weight ratio. It is calculated as:

200 - ________Adjusted birth weight of individual_______
Average adjusted birth weight of contemporary group
x 100
Adapted from a Beef Improvement Federation Fact Sheet prepared by David Notter, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Reviewed by Al Smith, Virginia commercial producer; Darrell Wilkes, National Cattlemen's Association; Roger McCraw, North Carolina State University; Kenneth W. Ellis, University of California; Dixon D. Hubbard, Extension Service-USDA; Harvey Lemmon, Georgia angus breeder; Robert D. Scarth, beef breeding consultant; Daryl Strohbehn, Iowa State University; and A. L. Eller, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Edited by Daryl Strohbehn and Gene Hettel, Iowa State University.

 

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