RESEARCH ARTICLES

FORMULA TO PREDICT CERTAIN CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS OF CROSS-BRED DAIRY CATTLE OF KNOWN LIVE WEIGHT
E. Nanu, M. Soman, P. Prabhakaran and T. G. Rajagopalan

Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.1986. 17:1-7.

Copyright: © 1986 E. Nanu et.al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Abstract


Approximation of yield from the animals by average farmer is yet to develop. Hence after making an accurate observation of 29 cross-bred dairy cattle which were slaughtered and analysing the data, a formula for prediction of the yield of carcass, meat and hide in respect of the animals of known live weight was evolved. Further this formula was applied on ten dairy cattle of known live weight to estimate their yield of carcass, meat and hide and found that the predicted and actual value agrees within a reasonable limit. This formula may help the farmer in deciding the sale price of his animals when they are disposed for meat after effective dairy purpose.