Crossbred rams outlive purebred Suffolks and Hampshires in Glenn County Testing Program
G. E. Bradford
Authors AffiliationsMonte Bell is Farm Advisor, Glenn County; G. Eric Bradford is Associate Professor, and Animal Husbandman in the Experiment Station, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 20(4):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v020n04p14. April 1966.
Crossbred yearling rams lived 20% longer according to experiments in western Glenn County than did their purebred Hampshire and Suffolk half-brothers. Mortality of all the yearling rams was high; 82% died before the fifth breeding season.
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