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The resource populations were established in Ulgai, Xilingole League, Inner Mongolia of China. All the young Simmental beef cattle were born between 2008 and 2013. After weaning, Simmental cattle were moved to Beijing Jinweifuren cattle farm for fattening and put under the same feeding and management conditions. Each animal was measured for growth and developmental traits on time until its slaughter when they were 18 to 24 months of age. Live weight was measured after 24 hours of fasting. During the period of slaughter, carcass traits and meat quality traits were measured according to the Institutional Meat Purchase Specification for fresh beef guidelines.