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dc.contributor.authorWhite, Debra Sires
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-17T04:30:18Z
dc.date.available2014-07-17T04:30:18Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.otherwhite_debra_s_201312_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/white_debra_s_201312_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30251
dc.description.abstractStudies were conducted to determine the relationship between dairy heifer growth and placing in the show ring and the differences in growth between show heifers and non-show heifers. In the first study, 494 Holstein show heifers were evaluated. Measurements were taken for weight, head length, wither height, hip height, thurl width and tail length. A total of 72.47% of Holstein show heifers were underweight. When looking at the ability to predict how an animal will place in the show ring, wither height appears to be the most indicative of placing (P <0.0001). In the second study, differences were looked at between the growth patterns of show heifers versus non-show heifers. An additional 293 non-show Holstein heifers were evaluated for comparison. A total of 43.34% of non-show heifers were underweight. Differences between show heifer and non-show heifers show that the way show heifers are managed differs from how non-show heifers are raised.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectCOMMERCIAL DAIRY HEIFER PROGRAM
dc.subjectALLOMETRIC GROWTH
dc.subjectSKELETAL GROWTH
dc.subjectWEIGHT
dc.subjectHEIFER MASS INDEX
dc.subjectAVERAGE DAILY GAIN
dc.titleAllometric comparison of Georgia dairy heifers on farms and at youth shows
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentAnimal and Dairy Science
dc.description.majorAnimal Science
dc.description.advisorWilliam Graves
dc.description.committeeWilliam Graves
dc.description.committeeMark Froetschel
dc.description.committeeKylee Duberstein


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