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Can you name the breeds tested on the VETM*3400 midterm from clues about their use?
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The successful traits include high carcass quality, virile, aggressive boars and sows with excellent milking ability, large litter sizes and strong, vigorous piglets.
Good carcass quality due to muscling. They are often crossed with a Duroc to produce an F1 boar line.
Well known for its mothering ability, longevity and prolific reproduction. Boars are dependable breeders. Good average daily gain, feed conversion and leanness.
Solid red animals. Good carcass characteristics and feed efficiency. Strong feet and legs, a good choice for outdoor housing slatted floors. Commonly used as a terminal sire.
Originated in Switzerland. They are white or cream in colour. Known for high milk production. The ears are erect and carried forward. The face is dished.
Developed by crossing British goats with African or Indian ones. Dual purpose breed, mostly used for meat. Large goat with long, pendulous ears, come in any colour or pattern.
Oldest known dairy goat breed, originated in Switzerland. Solid brown with white marking on ears, face, and legs. The ears are erect and carried forward. The face is dished.
Originated in France. Larger than most dairy breeds, but their size is highly variable. Any colour or pattern. Ears are usually erect. Both sexes are generally short haired.
Originated in Spain. Most easily identified by its extremely short ears. Can be any colour or combination of colours. Good temperament, milk production and high butterfat.
Used as a terminal sire. The lambs are fast growing and have good carcass quality. Have black faces and black legs.
Composite breed developed in Canada. There are 4 different types.
Good maternal breed. They can raise multiple lambs, are good milkers, good mothers and often breed naturally out of season.
Most common laying bird in North America. A light breed, they are not considered a usable meat bird.
Most common meat bird in North America. Originally a hybrid of Plymouth Rock and Cornish Hen species, it now monopolizes the broiler market.
Typically a laying bird used to produce brown eggs, favoured by some consumers. Can be used for meat, and is common in backyard flocks.
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