Hybrid Vigour

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By incorporating Angus genetics into northern beef herds, it was reported by producers that the benefits of hybrid vigour were evident in Angus influenced calves, replacement females as well as producing a balanced article through combining the positive attributes of both Bos taurus and Bos indicus genetics.

Producers reported that crossbred breeding females with Angus content were more fertile and had superior milk production when compared to Bos indicus derived females.

It was also reported that Angus influenced progeny finished earlier subsequently enhanced meeting market specifications earlier. It also increased the chances of attracting market premiums such as MSA by ensuring that bullocks were above 500kg liveweight with only milk to 2 teeth.