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The Effect of Post-Pubertal Castration on Behaviour in Beef Cattle

White, D.H. and Gazzola, C. and Jeffery, M.R. and Reid, D.A. (2000) The Effect of Post-Pubertal Castration on Behaviour in Beef Cattle. In: Animal Production for a Consuming World. AAAP-ASAP Conference, 2nd - 7th July, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

Castration of male beef cattle is advantageous for management, however pre-pubertal (early) castration results in comparative losses in growth rate (Jago et al., 1996). Post-pubertal (late) castration may maintain growth rate but lead to management problems. The behavioural differences between early castrates (9mo) and late castrates (18mo), which may have an effect on growth rate were studied.

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. 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.
Keywords:Beef cattle; pre-pubertal and post-pubertal castration; growth rate.
Subjects:Animal culture > Cattle > Meat production
Deposited On:15 Mar 2005
Last Modified:23 Jun 2011 03:12

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