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Variation in liveweight gain of feedlot steers in southern Queensland

Hasker, P.J.S. and Holroyd, R.G. and Doogan, V.J. and Rowan, K.J. (1996) Variation in liveweight gain of feedlot steers in southern Queensland. In: Animal Production in Australia: The Australian Society of Animal Production, 8 - 12 July, Twenty First Biennial Conference. University of Queensland.

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Abstract

The rise in demand by domestic and export markets for a high quality uniform beef carcase has led to more steers being finished in feedlots. However, the profitability of feedlotting is small and economic survival hinges on efficiency (Ryan 1990). Lack of published data prevents conclusions being drawn about the level of efficiency of Australian feedlotting operations but the few studies reported show considerable variation in liveweight performance and carcase characteristics such as fat depth and marbling (Baud et al.)

21st Biennial Conference. 8-12 July, University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission Australian Society of Animal Production [ASAP]. © Australian Society of Animal Production, ASAP.
Keywords:Cattle; Feedlotting; Economic performance.
Subjects:Animal culture > Cattle > Meat production
Animal culture > Feeds and feeding. Animal nutrition
Deposited On:23 Jan 2006
Last Modified:13 Aug 2010 15:08

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