Animal Science Department

 

Date of this Version

January 2008

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Published in 2008 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2007 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.
Available online at http://beef.unl.edu/reports.shtml

Abstract

Sorting steers into one of three different feeding periods — calf-feds, summer yearlings, and fall yearlings — resulted in no differences in performance or average carcass characteristics. Sorting decreased the amount of variation in hot carcass weight and carcasses over 950 lbs.

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