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Nutritional and Managerial Strategies to Increase Annual Liveweight Gain and Improve Product Quality

Department of Primary Industries, Queensland, (1995) Nutritional and Managerial Strategies to Increase Annual Liveweight Gain and Improve Product Quality. Project Report. Meat & Livestock Australia Limited.


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The project demonstrated how returns on cull cows and heifers could be increased through various pasture and grain feeding methods. Increasing the nett value of steers and surplus heifers by paddock grain supplementation during the last 12 months pre-slaughter was achieved. Various combionations of supplements, HGPs and men modifiers increased turn-off liveweight by up to 100 kg in steers grazing native pasture in north Queensland. Lifting turn-off weights of steers grazing sown grass pastures in central Queensland was also possible with additional grain or protein supplements. Ways to provide better supplements for young weaners were identified and a number of supplemen6 and
additives to supplements were investigated for weaners. A dose response was established for cottonseed meal supplements both in the dry season and wet season. Transferring cattle at different ages to finishing pastures established that, the younger the age of transfer, the quicker the cattle reached turn-off weight.
Many of the results were incorporated into a booklet as a management package to help producers identify and reach various carcase markets.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Business groups:Animal Science
Keywords:Final report
Subjects:Animal culture > Cattle
Animal culture > Feeds and feeding. Animal nutrition
Animal culture > Cattle > Meat production
Live Archive:26 May 2022 05:16
Last Modified:11 Mar 2024 23:53

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