Yellow Cattle, Taiwan Zebu
Locating of Conservation: Hengchun Research Station
Taiwan Livestock Research Institute
1 Ranch Road,Kenting
Republic of China
Contributor: Mr. Shang-Hsiang Wen,Mr. Kuang-Fuh Lee
- Pictures marked with'*', cattles were obtained
from Golden-Gate island.
- Coat color varied with yellow, red, brown,
black and gray al fig.
- Bull has larger pointed shoulder than cow has.
- Cow has a small horn-base with
crescent- shaped horns. Bull has a large sweptout, crescent- shaped horns. Hornbase with
coarse and ring-type wrinkles.
- Small, thin ears but not hanging.
- Black snout with light black at edge.
- Bull prepuce is short and not droop .
- Tip of tail dark brown or black . Belly, inside
of legs and rearside of hindlegs are paler than the rest of the body.
- Birth weight: 23.46±4.50 Kg in male; 20.71±3.12 Kg in female
- Body length at birth: 58.77±4.52 cm in male; 55.18±3.19 cm in female
- Whithers height at birht: 64±4 cm in male; 63±3 cm in female
- Hip height at birht: 66±4 cm in male; 65±3 cm in female
- Chest girth at birht: 65±5 cm in male; 62±4 cm in female
- Body weight at weaning¡]205 days old¡^: 130±36 Kg (M) ; 122±30 Kg (F)
- Hip height at weaning: 97±5 cm (M) ; 96±6 cm (F)
- Scrotal circumference at weaning: 16.87±3.84 cm
- Yearing weight: 223 Kg in male; 218 Kg in female
- Feed conversion¡]gain/dry feed¡^: 0.096 Kg in male; 0.079 Kg in female
- Age at puberty: 421±64 days Body weight at first parity: 310±43 Kg
- Mature weight of cows: 393±63 Kg
- Length of estrous cycle: 20¡ã26 days Gostation length: 285±4 days
- Length of lactation: 200¡ã210 days Daily milk yield: 2.7 Kg
- Milk fat: 5.0¢H protein:4.36¢H Lactose: 4.34¢H Acidity: 0.14¢H
- Milk pH: 6.1 gravity: 1.033
- Docile,heat tolerance, accept coarse food and