This article is a list of traits commonly observed in beef cattle. Some traits are economically relevant traits ( ERTs), directly affecting costs and income realized by an individual producer. Depending on marketing strategy, the same trait may be highly relevant, largely irrelevant, or an indicator of an ERT. Most of the entries in this table have links to a specific article with details about that trait. Also, you are encouraged to see the Selection and Mating section for guidance on using traits.
Authors, please feel free to add to this table, even if there is no specific linkable article with more details.
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