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Effect of Grouping Feedlot Steers by Temperament on Performance and Carcass Traits

Petherick, J.C. and Venus, B.K. and Doogan, V.J. and Holroyd, R.G. (2000) Effect of Grouping Feedlot Steers by Temperament on Performance and Carcass Traits. In: Animal Production for a Consuming World. AAAP-ASAP Conference, 2nd - 7th July, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

Cattle temperament is correlated with liveweight gains during feedlotting (Voisinet et al., 1997) ie. cattle that are nervous and flighty (poor temperament) do not perform as well as those that are quiet and docile (good temperament). This experiment investigated the effect of grouping into feedlot pens cattle of good temperament, poor temperament and mixed (some good and some poor) temperament on average daily gain (ADG), body condition score (CS), feed conversion efficiency (FCE) and various carcase traits.

Animal production for a consuming world : proceedings of 9th Congress of the Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies [AAAP] and 23rd Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production [ASAP] and 17th Annual Symposium of the University of Sydney, Dairy Research Foundation, [DRF]. 2-7 July 2000, Sydney, Australia.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission Australian Society of Animal Production [ASAP]. © AAAP 2000. Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production and Australian Society of Animal Production.
Keywords:Cattle; Liveweight; Feedlotting; Temperament.
Subjects:Animal culture > Feeds and feeding. Animal nutrition
Animal culture > Cattle
Deposited On:15 Mar 2005
Last Modified:13 Aug 2010 15:08

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