heifers, puberty, diets, glucose, insulin
Forty-four Angus and Simmental sired crossbred heifers were fed two diets of differing composition (high forage or high concentrate). Diets were fed to achieve the same average daily gain to evaluate the effect of energy source on age and weight at puberty. Age at puberty, conception rate, pregnancy rate, weight at puberty, glucose and insulin were not significantly different between treatments.
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Wilcox, G. A.; Pruitt, R. J.; Momont, P. A.; and Pritchard, R. H., "Effect of Dietary Energy Source on Age and Weight at Puberty of Beef Heifers" (1989). South Dakota Beef Report, 1989. 15.