Relationship of blood glucose concentration at arrival to performance and carcass characteristics of beef heifers

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dc.contributor.author Loe, E.R.
dc.contributor.author Kessen, T.J.
dc.contributor.author Montgomery, Sean P.
dc.contributor.author Sindt, J.J.
dc.contributor.author Sulpizio, M.J.
dc.contributor.author Pike, J.N.
dc.contributor.author Drouillard, James S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T17:41:06Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T17:41:06Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-04T17:41:06Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4477
dc.description.abstract Crossbred yearling heifers (n = 394) were used to compare the effect of high or low blood glucose measured at arrival on feedlot performance and carcass characteristics. A blood sample was collected when heifers arrived at the Beef Cattle Research Center, and heifers were sorted into two groups: high or low blood glucose. The mean blood glucose concentration of the heifers was 57 ± 2 mg/dL in the low group and 78 ± 2 mg/dL in the high group. Heifers that had low blood glucose at arrival consumed more feed (P=0.02), tended to have increased final bodyweight and rate of gain (P<0.10), had increased backfat thickness (P<0.05), and tended to have heavier hot carcass weights and fewer standard carcasses (P<0.10) compared with heifers that had high blood glucose at arrival. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2003 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 03-272-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 908 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Blood glucose en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject Carcass characteristics en_US
dc.subject Heifers en_US
dc.title Relationship of blood glucose concentration at arrival to performance and carcass characteristics of beef heifers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2003 en_US
dc.citation.epage 195 en_US
dc.citation.spage 192 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2003, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 7, 2003 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jdrouill en_US

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