Testes size as an indicator of future growth was examined
in a total of 45 bull calves from spring calves born in 1978
and 1979. Scrotal circumference measurements were used as the
physical indicator of testicle size in the live animal.
Growth traits studied were preweaning average daily gain,
Studies were conducted over a two year period to evaluate alternative
finishing methods for spring and fall-born beef cattle. Management
alternatives from birth to slaughter included season of calving, lactating
cow nutrition, preweaning calf nutrition, weaning age, calf and
yearling winter nutrition, range and irrigated pasture supplementation,
grazing practice, range...
Twenty-four years of records (1958-1981) from a commercial Angus ranch were utilized in a population analysis to characterize the herd as a biological unit. The herd averaged 632±129 cows and 123±6 replacement heifers with all replacement heifers and many bulls from within the herd. Life tables were calculated for seven...
Beef production is a large and important segment of
American agriculture and one of the largest industries in the
world. Beef enterprises work well with grain, orchard,
vegetable, or other crop operations. Cattle can make efficient
use of feed resources that have little alternative use,
such as crop residues, marginal...