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The effects of dietary roughage level on the feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of bulls and steersDownload
An experiment is described comparing bulls and implanted steers fed diets containing three roughage levels (20, 50 and 80% alfalfa–brome hay) with two pens of four cattle in each ’sex’ × dietary roughage level subgroup. Cattle were about 12 mo old and 230kg at the start of the trial. Each animal...
A trial is reported comparing the growth and carcass characteristics ofbulls of three breed-types: Hereford crossbred (HC), beef synthetic (SY) and dairy crossbred (DC).
The effects of increasing dietary roughage level and slaughter weight on the feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of bulls and steersDownload
A serial slaughter experiment is described comparing 45 bulls and 44 implanted steers. Nine of each 'sex' were slaughtered at the start of the trial and the remaining 71 were fed diets containing three roughage levels (20%, 50% and 80% alfalfa-brome hay) to two pen-average slaughter weights (450...
The influence of dietary roughage level on the efficiency of growth and muscle deposition in bulls and steersDownload
Bulls and implanted steers fed three dietary roughage levels (20% 50%, and 80% alfalfa-brome hay) were compared for various measures of efficiency in beef production. Cattle were about 1 yr of age at the start of the trial and bulls were heavier than steers (290 kg vs. 269 kg). There were four...
A serial slaughter experiment is described using 48 yearling bulls: 24 Hereford crossbred (HX) and 24 Beef synthetic (SY). Twelve bulls of each breed type were fed a high-energy, mainly grain diet (Hi) and the other 12 a pelleted alfalfa diet (Lo). The two breed types showed similar growth rate...
Effect of postweaning implantation of zeranol and dietary energy level on growth and reproductive performance of replacement beef heifersDownload
Eighty-one heifer calves weaned at an average age of 6 mo were used to study the effect of postweaning zeranol implantation, on the growth and reproductive performance of heifers fed to grow slowly on three dietary energy levels. Forty heifers were implanted with 36 mg of zeranol at 30 d and...
Density-dependent constraints on parasite growth, survival or reproduction are thought to be important in preventing the unchecked increase in parasite numbers within individual hosts or host populations. While it is important to know where, and with what severity, density dependence is acting...
Phenotypically dehorned (genetically horned) and polled bulls were similar for birth, weaning weight, pre- and post-weaning ADG, carcass weight, grade fat, marbling, rib-eye area, cutability and carcass grade. Polled bulls had higher (P < 0.02) fat over the rib-eye compared with dehorned. The...
A comparison of reproductive and growth traits of horned and polled cattle in three synthetic beef linesDownload
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...