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A Comparison of Regular Fed vs. Long Fed Angus-Sired Heifers for Growth and Body Composition Traits

Authors
  • Flavio Ribeiro (Iowa State University)
  • Richard G. Tait (Iowa State University)
  • Gene H. Rouse (Iowa State University)
  • Doyle E. Wilson (Iowa State University)
  • Abebe T. Hassen (Iowa State University)
  • Dennis R. Maxwell (Iowa State University)
  • Rodney K. Berryman (Iowa State University)

Abstract

This study evaluated 96 Angus-sired heifers that were managed to a regular feedlot endpoint (approx. 0.45 in. fat cover) for harvest or a nonregular (longer) time on feed (approx. 0.70 in. fat cover). Heifers were scanned either 3 or 4 times from approximately 10 months of age through just prior to harvest. This study indicates that when heifers are fed for a longer period, they are able to bring more revenue from increases in quality and hot carcass weight. However, value/cwt was higher for the regular fed heifers when compared to long fed heifers. This is primarily because of the increase in discounts from higher yield grades on long-fed heifers.

Keywords: ASL R2071

How to Cite:

Ribeiro, F. & Tait, R. G. & Rouse, G. H. & Wilson, D. E. & Hassen, A. T. & Maxwell, D. R. & Berryman, R. K., (2006) “A Comparison of Regular Fed vs. Long Fed Angus-Sired Heifers for Growth and Body Composition Traits”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 3(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-557

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Published on
01 Jan 2006
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