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In a calving ease comparison involving 106 calves born to first calf heifers, calves sired by Red Angus bulls were heavier at birth and required more calving assistance than Corriente-sired calves. However, the easier calving Corriente-sired calves experienced equivalent death loss and were...
A total of 120 crossbred heifers (initial weight = 270 ± 3 kg) were used in a project to evaluate a once-calved-heifer system of beef production. They were reared on a cereal silage–grain diet and, beginning at an average age of 385 d, exposed during a 6-wk breeding period to bulls of breeds...
Three groups of once-calved (OCH) heifers were slaughtered following the weaning of their calves at 3 (OCH3, n = 32), 5 (OCH5, n = 33) and 7 (OCH7, n = 31) months postcalving. A fourth group of heifers was fed a silage/grain diet and slaughtered at 15 mo of age (C, n = 32). Alternate sides of...