Hereford Cattle Genetic and Environmental Trend DataEntry ID: MSU0010
Abstract: The "Hereford Cattle Genetic and Environmental Trend" data set
contains data on [birth, preweaning, weaning, postweaning, weights and
weight gains, mature weight, and mating information. Data have been
collected on a closed line of Hereford Cattle at the Livestock and
Range Research Laboratory in Miles City, Montana since 1934. Germplasm
has been widely disseminated across the Hereford breed, ... both in USA
and worldwide. Ongoing data collection is from approximately 200 to
300 animals each year.
Collection Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service,
Fort Keogh Livestock and Range
Collection Methodology: Pre-weaning, weaning, post-weaning,
mature weight information, and mating information were collected
beginning in 1934 and continue through the present.
Collection Frequency: Depends on the trait being recorded.
The data are generally available. The USDA Agricultural Research
Service requests that interpretation of any results of data
analysis be done in collaboration with the contact person(s) for
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Start Date: 1934-01-01
AGRICULTURE > ANIMAL SCIENCE > ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS
AGRICULTURE > ANIMAL SCIENCE > ANIMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
AGRICULTURE > ANIMAL SCIENCE > ANIMAL NUTRITION
AGRICULTURE > ANIMAL SCIENCE > ANIMAL YIELDS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > EVEN-TOED UNGULATES > CATTLE/SHEEP
Quality All data are verified at the time of collection; scales are
checked for accuracy before any data are recorded; and all data
are listed and checked against the original record after being
entered into the database.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: mike at larrl.ars.usda.gov
USDA Agricultural Research Service Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory Route 1, Box 2021
City: Miles City
Province or State: MT
Postal Code: 59301
MacNeil, M.D., Urick, J.J., Newman, S. and Knapp, B.W. 1992.
Selection for postweaning growth in inbred Hereford cattle: The
Fort Keogh, Montana Line 1 example. J. Animal Sci. 70:723-733
MacNeil, M.D. and Newman, S. 1994. Genetic analysis of calving
date in Miles City Line 1 Hereford cattle. J. Animal Sci.
Snelling, W.M., MacNeil, M.D., Kress, D.D., Anderson, D.C., and
Tess, M.W. 1996. Factors influencing genetic evaluations of
linebred Hereford cattle in diverse environments. J. Animal Sci.
Approximately 10 to 20 additional publications.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-02-27