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Effects of providing prior experience of a feedlot environment on the performance of feedlot cattle

Holroyd, R.G. and Petherick, J.C. and Doogan, V.J. (1996) Effects of providing prior experience of a feedlot environment on the performance of feedlot cattle. In: Animal Production in Australia: The Australian Society of Animal Production. Twenty First Biennial Conference, 8 - 12 July, University of Queensland. Brisbane.

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Abstract

Cattle sourced for feedlots from extensive properties will generally have little experience of conditions to which they will be exposed in feedlots, eg close contact with humans, confinement, crowding and feed in troughs. Such conditions can result in stress (Fell 1994) which can have adverse effects on health and performance (Moberg 1985). This experiment determined the effect of prior exposure to aspects of a feedlot environment on the feedlot performance of Bos indicus steers.

21st Biennial Conference. 8 - 12 July 1996. 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; Feedlots; Crowding.
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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