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What is a terminal sire?

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โˆ™ 2010-07-18 03:03:37

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A terminal sire is a sire that has genetics for calves that are intended to be used for slaughter instead of for breeding purposes. Terminal sires include such breeds as Simmental, Charolais, Limousin, Maine Anjou and Blonde d'Aquitaine. Terminal sires have the genetics for higher weight gains and larger weaning weights than maternal sires. Terminal sires stress for more masculine qualities (i.e., muscling) than maternal sires (milking ability, mothering ability, calving ease, etc.)

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