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Two breeds (Hereford (HE), and Dairy Synthetic (DY)), and two sexes (bulls and heifers) were compared for various measures of efficiency in beef production. DY animals had greater (P < 0.001) birthweights, and greater weaning weights (P < 0.001) than HE animals. At weaning, 16 animals of each...
Thirty-five non-pregnant beef cows in three age classes (< 4 yr, 4–5 yr, and > 5 yr) were allocated at random to two treatments (fed, unfed) soon after weaning in November 1978. On day 1, the unfed group of 17 cows were marketed and the fed group of 18 cows were introduced to grain feeding. After...