Animal Science Department


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Published in 2007 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2006 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.
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Three years of research trials were compiled to determine how weight gain changes throughout the feeding period. Results suggest that body weight and carcass weight increase linearly through the feeding period. While daily gain decreases on a body weight basis, it remains constant on a carcass basis suggesting that nearly all of the weight gain is transferred to the carcass at the end of the feeding period.