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A comparison of reproductive and growth traits of horned and polled cattle in three synthetic beef lines

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  • One hundred and thirty-seven cow-calf pairs on pasture in southeastern Alberta, were randomly allocated to one of two treatments no supplement (NOS) or a high by-pass protein (70% of CP) creep supplement (HPS) at an intake of 1.5 kg head−1 d−1. Calf weaning weights and pre-weaning ADG were higher (P < 0.01) in calves fed HPS (306.0 kg and 1.49 kg d−1) compared with NOS (298.2 kg and 1.41 kg d−1), respectively. However, it was uneconomical to feed this high by-pass creep as the feed cost of a kg of additional gain at weaning was $9.60.

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    1999
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    Article (Published)
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3MP4VQ32
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    @1999 Goonewardene, L. A., Pang, H., Berg, R. T., Price, M. A. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original author(s) and source must be cited.
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    • Goonewardene, L.A., H. Pang, Berg, R.T. and Price, M.A. (1999). A comparison of reproductive and growth traits of horned and polled cattle in three synthetic beef lines. Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 79, 123 – 127. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/A98-083
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/A98-083