Fordyce, G. and Goddard, M. E. and Tyler, R. and Williams, G. and Toleman, Mark (1985) Temperament and bruising of Bos indicus cattle. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, 25 (2). pp. 283-288. ISSN 0045-060X
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[Summary]: This experiment investigated the temperaments of 232 Bos indicus cross steers and the relationship between temperament and bruising in bovine carcasses. The temperament of each animal was assessed while held in a race by rating the vigour of movement and the degree of audible respiration when handled about the head and shoulders. These scores and scores for other behaviours were combined to form a temperament score for each animal. The five groups of steers used varied significantly in temperament (P< 0.01); this was considered to be primarily a function of their previous handling experience. There was a significant negative correlation between temperament score and liveweight (P < 0.0 1). In this group of relatively quiet steers no significant relationship between temperament and carcass bruising at slaughter was found.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Bos indicus cattel; temperament; bruising|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070202 Animal Growth and Development|
|Subjects:||300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences > 300400 Animal Production > 300404 Animal Husbandry|
300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences > 300400 Animal Production > 300406 Animal Growth and Development
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||UNSPECIFIED|
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