Accelerated and “natural” production-system effects on performance and carcass traits

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dc.contributor.author Veloso, L.
dc.contributor.author Loe, E.
dc.contributor.author Unruh, John A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-02T20:43:15Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-02T20:43:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-02T20:43:15Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4345
dc.description.abstract Sixteen crossbred steers were used to compare performance and carcass characteristics of animals from accelerated and “natural” cattle production systems. Steers in the accelerated group (8 head) were implanted with Component TE-S (120 mg of trenbolone acetate, 24 mg estradiol), and received 200 mg/steer daily of ractopamine-HCl (Optaflexx) during the last 33 days of feeding. Tylan and Rumensin were also fed to the accelerated group. “Natural” steers were not implanted and were not given feed additives. Steers in the accelerated group had improved gain; heavier final weights; heavier carcasses; larger ribeye areas; and less kidney, pelvic, and heart fat. “Natural” cattle had better quality grades, but would require a $3/cwt carcass premium to offset the performance advantages of accelerated cattle. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2006 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 06-205-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 959 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Accelerated production system en_US
dc.subject Natural production system en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject Carcass traits en_US
dc.title Accelerated and “natural” production-system effects on performance and carcass traits en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2006 en_US
dc.citation.epage 69 en_US
dc.citation.spage 66 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2006, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 3, 2006 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid junruh en_US

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