New version page

UT Knoxville ANSC 160 - Linear Trait Summary

This preview shows page 1 out of 2 pages.

View Full Document
View Full Document

End of preview. Want to read all 2 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a GradeBuddy member to access this document.

View Full Document
Unformatted text preview:

Linear Trait Summary1) Stature* Optimum Score 25* Cows too small do not compete at the feed bunk as well, but very large cows are less efficient at feed conversion as it takes too much energy to maintain their large body size.2) Strength* Optimum Score 50* Frail cows are less thrifty and disease resistant, and do not compete as well at the feed bunk.3) Rump Angle* Optimum Score 25* Cows with high pins tend to have more calving problems and have more fertility problems, too much slope can affect rear leg structure and mobility.4) Rump Width* Optimum Score 50* Wider rumps mean less calving problems and more room for udder capacity.5) Angularity* Optimum Score 25* Very thin cows tend to be less thrifty, less disease resistance, and less fertile, while very heavy cows are less productive.6) Body Capacity* Optimum Score 50* Cows need large barrels to consume as much forage as possible.7) Foot Angle* Optimum Score 50* Cows with steeper foot angles tend to have longer herd life.8) Legs-Rear-View* Optimum Score 50* Cows that hock in do not last as long.9) Legs-Side-View* Optimum Score 25* Legs too straight or too crooked have increased mobility problems and tend to have decreased herd life.10) Udder Depth* Optimum Score 50* Deep Udders are more susceptible to injury and mastitis, while very shallow udders lack enough capacity for high production.11) Udder Cleft* Optimum Score 50* Ligament that supports the udder.12) Front Teat Placement* Optimum Score 25* Very wide teats, are more susceptible to injury and mastitis, while very close teats are sometimes difficult to milk.13) Rear Udder Width* Optimum Score 50* Wide rear udders provide more capacity.14) Rear Udder Height* Optimum Score 50* High rear udders provide more capacity15) Fore Udder* Optimum Score 50* Loose, bulgy fore udders are more susceptible to injury.16) Teat Length* Optimum Score 25* Very short teats are difficult to milk, very long teats are susceptible to


View Full Document
Loading Unlocking...
Login

Join to view Linear Trait Summary and access 3M+ class-specific study document.

or
We will never post anything without your permission.
Don't have an account?
Sign Up

Join to view Linear Trait Summary and access 3M+ class-specific study document.

or

By creating an account you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use

Already a member?