Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Animal Science

Major Professor

Charles S. Hobbs

Committee Members

R. J. Cooper, H. J. Smith, Lewis Dickerson, Robert Coates


(From Introduction)

A program for the performance testing of beef cattle in Tennessee was instigated in 1956 by the Extension Animal Husbandry Department and the Animal Husbandry-Veterinary Science Department of The University of Tennessee. In various meetings over the state with the extension personnel, the members of the Robertson County Livestock Association and the Agriculture Extension Agent in Robertson County became interested in this production testing program. Since Robertson County is a growing beef cattle county, performance testing beef herds in the county to determine the rate of gain and the quality of calves that were produced seemed advisable. In 1958 the Assistant County Agent set up four demonstration herds in the county and started the production testing program. These herds were Hereford, Shorthorn Hereford crosses, and Angus and were both registered and commercial herds. This study is a summary of the results of performance testing procedure for three years in these four herds.


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