Influence of … shaded mangers, clipped hair and increased ration caloric content on reducing heat stress in fattening cattle
AuthorsV. E. Mendel
W. N. Garrett
Authors AffiliationsV. E. Mendel is Assistant Animal Husbandman (stationed at Imperial Valley Field Station, El Centro); W. N. Garrett is Associate Professor, Department of Animal Husbandry, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 20(12):6-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v020n12p6. December 1966.
Feedlot performance of British breeds of beef cattle fed during the summer months in the irrigated desert valleys of California averages 15% less than the performance of those fed during the cooler portion of the year. Heat stress is the major factor responsible for this lower performance.