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Table 1 Performance of calves and their dams according to parity order in Nellore cows under grazing

From: Effects of parity order on performance, metabolic, and hormonal parameters of grazing beef cows during pre-calving and lactation periods

Items Parity   P-value
Nulliparous Primiparous Multiparous SEM Par
iBW 443.0b 437.5b 515.9a 19.20 0.002
fBW 461.8b 468.3b 530.1a 17.80 0.002
ADGpre 0.41 0.46 0.34 0.059 0.373
ADGpost −0.30 −0.18 −0.29 0.179 0.788
ADGf 0.15 0.21 0.17 0.044 0.192
Calf iBW 30.5 33.1 32.8 1.579 0.326
Calf fBW 202.9 188.9 210.0 11.78 0.306
ADGpr 0.57 0.54 0.58 0.018 0.126
ADGpo 0.76 0.75 0.77 0.039 0.821
ADGfc 0.72 0.66 0.74 0.032 0.146
  1. iBW inicial body weight of the cows (kg), fBW final body of the cows (kg), ADGpre average daily gain pre-partum (kg/d), ADGpost average daily gain post-partum (kg/d), ADGf final average daily gain (kg/d), ADGpr average daily gain from birth to start of creep-feeding (kg/d), ADGpo average daily gain from start of creep-feeding until weaning (kg/d), ADGfc final average daily gain (kg/d)
  2. Different letters declare significantly different between parities (P < 0.05)