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Fifty-three cross-bred bulls, aged 5–7 mo, were divided at random into a nonimplanted control group of 26 bulls and a treatment group of 27 bulls, which were each implanted with 36 mg of zeranol on the 1st, 81st, and 155th day of the experiment. They were fed a high energy diet ad libitum for 168...
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 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...