A.S. Series 73-37
High feed grain prices, a growing worldwide demand for animal protein, and increasing demand for lean, high quality beef make it imperative that beef volume and production efficiency increase. Because of high feed costs it is important to know how concentrate level in the ration and market weight influence production efficiency and carcass composition of different sex groups. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of market weight and ration concentrate level on the quant itative and qualitative carcass traits of yearling bulls, bull calves, heifers and steers .
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Smith, Peter B.; Costello, W.J.; Thiex, Peter J.; and Embry, L.B., "Carcass Characteristics of Bulls, Heifers and Steers as Influenced by Ration and Market Weight" (1973). South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1973. 9.