Limit feeding high concentrate diets offers several potential benefits to lamb feeders. Limit feeding is one alternative to ad libitum feeding where intake is restricted to an amount which will permit animals to attain some predetermined daily weight gain. This type of feeding system provides a means to reduce day-to-day variations in feed intake, simplifies bunk management, and allows for greater control over feed inventories (Zinn, 1 986) . Using limit feeding to program a particular rate of gain also allows greater marketing flexibility. Restricting intake has been shown to improve the efficiency at which feed is converted into live weight gain in sheep (Glimp et al. , 1989) and cattle (Plegge, 1986) . Reduced average daily gains have been shown to reduce the fat content of empty body weight gains (Turgeon et al. , 1986) . The objectives of this study were to determine the effect of limit feeding a high concentrate diet to achieve three different rates of gain on feedlot performance and body composition of growing lambs.
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Poland, W. W. Jr.; Pritchard, R. H.; and Males, J. R., "Effects of Limit Feeding a High Concentrate Diet on Feedlot Performance and Carcass Composition of Lambs" (1991). South Dakota Sheep Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1991. 5.