Corpus ID: 54097628

The Effect of Lameness on Average Daily Gain in Feedlot Steers

  title={The Effect of Lameness on Average Daily Gain in Feedlot Steers},
  author={Giselle Kruse and Richard Randle and Douglas E. Hostetler and Gary K. Tibbetts and Dicky D. Griffin and Kathryn J Hanford and Terry James Klopfenstein and Galen E Erickson and Brandon L. Nuttelman and David R. Smith},
The objective of this study was to test the effects of lameness on average daily gain (ADG) of feedlot steers. We evaluated two feedlot health data sets: 1) 14,798 steers from a 14-year period (1993 to 2006) at the Meat Animal Research Center (USDA MARC) near Clay Center, Neb.; and 2) 16,766 steers from an 8-year period (2002 to 2009) at the University of Nebraska Agricultural Research and Development Center (ARDC) near Mead, Neb. The ADG for USDA MARC steers with lameness late in the feeding… Expand
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