A.S. Series 75-23
The effect of body size on feed efficiency has been the subject of research for several years. Evidence was presented from some of the early research that body weight is unrelated to feed efficiency. Recent research has also shown that current recommended net energy requirements, such as those by the National Research Council, for growing and finishing beef cattle are valid for various sizes and types of beef animals. Large-bodied cattle gaining at a faster rate require more feed and should be fed ro heavier weights to reach best market grade.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Embry, L. B.; Costello, W. J.; and Swan, W. S., "Energy Level in Ration, Market Weight and Types of Cattle" (1975). South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1975. 5.