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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...
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...
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).