Metabolic characteristics of multiparous Angus and Brahman cows grazing in the Chihuahuan Desert.

@article{Obeidat2002MetabolicCO,
  title={Metabolic characteristics of multiparous Angus and Brahman cows grazing in the Chihuahuan Desert.},
  author={Belal S. Obeidat and Milt G. Thomas and Dennis M. Hallford and Duane H. Keisler and Mark K. Petersen and William D. Bryant and Maria Dolores Dominguez Garcia and Luis Narro and Roc{\'i}o Ortiz L{\'o}pez},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2002},
  volume={80 9},
  pages={2223-33}
}
Understanding metabolic differences between breeds of cattle is important when selecting for production in semiarid environments. Spring-calving multiparous Angus and Brahman cows (n = 8/breed) grazing in the Chihuahuan Desert were used to evaluate metabolic hormone status in February (i.e., 3rd trimester of pregnancy), May (i.e., early lactation), and September (i.e., late lactation) 2000. Crude protein in ruminal digesta collected from grazing companion ruminally cannulated cows during these… CONTINUE READING