Examining death loss in Kansas feedlots

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dc.contributor.author Babcock, A.
dc.contributor.author Jones, R.
dc.contributor.author Langemeier, Michael R.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-02T20:42:24Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-02T20:42:24Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-02T20:42:24Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4340
dc.description.abstract This study had three primary objectives: 1) to determine if there is an annual and/or seasonal trend in percentage of death loss in Kansas feedlots; 2) to examine the difference in death loss between steers and heifers; and 3) to evaluate if “in” weight has had an effect on percentage of death loss in Kansas feedlots. The annual trend in death loss for both steers and heifers was found to be significant and positive, indicating that death loss has been increasing over the sample period. Seasonal increases in death loss were significant for early-spring closeouts for both steers and heifers. The annual trend in the difference between the death loss for steers and heifers, though not significant, was negative. There were, however, certain closeout months in which there were significant differences in the death loss of steers relative to heifers. Placement weight had a significant negative impact on death loss in heifer finishing, but no significant impact on steer finishing. Our regression analysis indicates that death loss has been increasing over the sample period, that certain closeout months tend to impact steer and heifer death loss differently, and that placement weight in heifers has had a significant impact on percentage of death loss in 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 Death loss en_US
dc.subject Feedlots en_US
dc.title Examining death loss in Kansas feedlots en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2006 en_US
dc.citation.epage 52 en_US
dc.citation.spage 46 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2006, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 3, 2006 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mlange en_US


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