The effect of plane of nutrition during calfhood on the subsequent performance of Hereford × Ayrshire steers

P. J. Broadbent, C. Ball, T. L. Dodsworth

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Abstract

The growth and carcass characteristics of autumn-born Hereford × Ayrshire castrated male calves reared on two planes of nutrition have been studied. Restricted feeding for 12 weeks after weaning from liquid feed to the time the calves were turned out to grass created a difference of 52·0 lb per head in live-weight gain and 15·2 lb of this difference persisted at slaughter. There were small differences in carcass conformation and composition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
JournalAnimal production
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - May 1969

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