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