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Effect of Estrus Activity when Evaluating Feed Efficiency in Heifers

Authors
  • Garland R. Dahlke (Iowa State University)
  • Patrick J. Gunn (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Estrus activity in virgin heifers tends to affect the outcome in measurements observed during performance and feed utilization tests. Prior to any testing it is prudent to identify those females that have shown estrus activity consistently and those which have not, then evaluate animals for feed efficiency grouped by stage of sexual maturity.

Keywords: ASL R2944, Animal Science

How to Cite:

Dahlke, G. R. & Gunn, P. J., (2015) “Effect of Estrus Activity when Evaluating Feed Efficiency in Heifers”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 12(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1266

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Published on
01 Jan 2015
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