Normal range for scrotal circumference of Australian beef bulls

Fordyce, Geoffry, McGowan, Michael, Lisle, Allan, Allen, Jack and Duff, Christian (2013). Normal range for scrotal circumference of Australian beef bulls. In: Proceedings of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2013 Conference. Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2013 Conference, Darwin, Australia, (118-122). 25-28 June 2013.

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Author Fordyce, Geoffry
McGowan, Michael
Lisle, Allan
Allen, Jack
Duff, Christian
Title of paper Normal range for scrotal circumference of Australian beef bulls
Conference name Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2013 Conference
Conference location Darwin, Australia
Conference dates 25-28 June 2013
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2013 Conference
Place of Publication Eight Mile Plains, QLD, Australia
Publisher Australian Cattle Veterinarians
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISSN 1440-6217
Start page 118
End page 122
Total pages 5
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Normal range for scrotal circumference in 13 common breeds of Australian beef bulls was established using ~260,000 observation of bulls that were mostly within 250-270 kg live weight and 300-750 days of age. Live weight was a superior predictor of scrotal circumference. The recommended minimum scrotal circumference is the 5th percentile value at any weight within breed. Scrotal size by live weight relationships were almost parallel for all breeds, except Waygu. At the same live weight, predicted breed averages varied by 5-7 cm; British and European breeds tended to have larger scrotal circumferences than tropically-adapted breeds.
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