Effect of sex status and breed-type on performance of highly stressed calves

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dc.contributor.author Brazle, F.K.
dc.contributor.author Blecha, Frank
dc.contributor.author Riley, Jack G.
dc.contributor.author McLaren, J.B.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-10T17:36:44Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-10T17:36:44Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6874
dc.description.abstract Bull and steer calves of mixed breed type were shipped from Newport, Tennessee to Manhattan, Kansas. Bull calves were castrated on arrival at Manhattan. Calves were classified into four breed-types as follows: (1) black, polled, medium-frame, number one muscling; (2) white-faced, feather-necked, medium-frame, number one muscling; (3) black or red with white face, medium frame, number one muscling; and (4) large-frame, mixed-color calves. The calves were in transit for 24 hours. Calves purchased and transported as steers outgained those purchased as bulls and castrated upon feedlot arrival by 26 lbs during the receiving phase and by 13 lbs on pasture. Fewer steer calves died than castrated bulls (7.7% vs. 13.2%). Steer calves had higher BVD antibody titers than bulls. Medium-frame, number one muscled, white-faced calves had a higher mortality rate (18.4%) than the average of other breed types (7.4%). The large-frame, number one muscled, mixed-color calves had the highest total gain. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1985 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 85-319-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 470 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject Gain en_US
dc.subject Breed en_US
dc.title Effect of sex status and breed-type on performance of highly stressed calves en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1985 en_US
dc.citation.epage 36 en_US
dc.citation.spage 34 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1985, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, February, 1985 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid blecha en_US

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