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Utilisation of grain rations on sown pastures in central Queensland

Jeffery, M., Loxton, I., James, T. and Holroyd, R. (1996) Utilisation of grain rations on sown pastures in central Queensland. 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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A number of studies on Brigalow Research Station, Theodore, in Central Queensland, investigated the performance of different classes of cattle, with or without grain diets, on sown tropical pastures based on buffel and rhodes grasses. These studies were conducted for the Meat Research Corporation's DAQ 065 research project and monitored the growth, carcass attributes, meat quality and market suitability of weaner heifers and steers, 2% year-old steers and aged cull cows. The majority of grain feeding was on an ad lib basis during the winter-spring period when cattle growth rates on pastures are traditionally at or just above maintenance level.

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; Growth rates; Tropical pastures; Supplements.
Subjects:Animal culture > Cattle > Meat production
Animal culture > Feeds and feeding. Animal nutrition
Live Archive:23 Jan 2006
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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