Studies on the Improvement of Embryo Transfer Efficiency in Korean Cattle IV. Effect of the Gestation Length and the Weight Changes of Calves Produced after Embryo Transfer

한우에서 수정란 이식의 효율 증진에 관한 연구 IV. 수정란 이식 송아지의 임신기간 및 체중변화에 미치는 영향

  • 김흥률 (축협중앙회 개량사업본부) ;
  • 김덕임 (축협중앙회 개량사업본부) ;
  • 원유석 (축협중앙회 개량사업본부) ;
  • 김경주 (축협중앙회 개량사업본부) ;
  • 권항기 (축협중앙회 개량사업본부) ;
  • 김창근 (중앙대학교 축산학과)
  • Published : 1999.12.01

Abstract

This study was carried out to establish an effective system for embryo transfer of techniques by analyzing several factors affecting the gestation length and the weight changes of calves produced from embryo transfer in Korean cattle. The results obtained in study on factors affecting the gestation length and the weight changes of calves produced from embryo transfer were as fallow; 1) The gestation length and the birth weight did not differ between male and female, but the weight changes after birth were remarkablely different between sex(P<0.05). 2) The gestation length between heifers and cows was not different, and body weights at birth and 6 months were remarkabley heavy in cows(P<0.05). Weight changes after 6 months were not different. 3) The gestation length and the birth weight were significantly different between the single and twin calving (P<0.05). Weight of twin at 6 and 12 months were remarkabely light. 4) Calving seasons did not affect the gestation length the and the birth weight. Weaning weight was significantly heavy(P<0.05), but weight changes after weaning were no different among the calving seasons. Conclusivley, this results suggest that cows will be better when considering growth of calves and twin produced from embryo trnsfer in Korean cattle.