Energy requirements of a beef cow can vary with weight, age, stage of production or environment. Of these, weight is popularly thought to be the best single indicator of a cow's maintenance needs. Published estimates of energy needs for beef cows have used different forms of maintenance weight in prediction equations. The purpose of this study is to compare two forms of maintenance weight for predicting energy requirements of beef cows in three stages of production.
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South Dakota State University
Anderson, V. L. and Dinkel, C. A., "Predicting Energy Requirements for Beef Cows" (1980). South Dakota Cow-Calf Field Day Proceedings, 1980. 12.