Effects of feeding system and slaughter age on the growth and carcass characteristics of tropical-breed steers.

@article{Agastin2013EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of feeding system and slaughter age on the growth and carcass characteristics of tropical-breed steers.},
  author={Aur{\'e}lie Agastin and M Naves and Alain Farant and Xavier Godard and Bruno Bocage and G Alexandre and Maryline Boval},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2013},
  volume={91 8},
  pages={
          3997-4006
        }
}
This study aimed to compare the growth performances and carcass characteristics of tropical-breed steers reared in 2 contrasted feeding systems (indoor vs. pasture) and slaughtered at different ages (early vs. late). A total of 309 Creole steers (growing at an initial BW of 173 ± 3 kg and an initial age of 252 ± 4 d) were used over a continuous 12-yr study. Indoor steers were housed in a cattle shed, fed fresh-cut grass plus concentrate, and slaughtered at 14.5 or 17.1 ± 0.1 mo of age. Pasture… CONTINUE READING

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