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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...
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...