Influence of feedlot pen design and winter shelter on beef cattle performance
AuthorsR. L. Givens
S. R. Morrison
W. N. Garrett
W. B. Hight
Authors AffiliationsR. L. Givens is Agricultural Engineer, AERD, ARS, United States Department of Agriculture; S. R. Morrison is Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering; W. N. Garrett is Associate Professor of Animal Husbandry, University of California, Davis; W. B. Hight is Farm Advisor, Madera.
Hilgardia 22(2):6-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n02p6. February 1968.
Satisfactory winter gains were obtained with beef cattle in either concrete or dirt corrals when allowed 312 to 355 sq ft of space per animal, according to these tests. Animals given shelters and slatted floors gained as well in only 58 sq ft of space per animal, as did unsheltered animals in a dirt corral with 355 sq ft per animal. Stalls were of no benefit to beef cattle, as used in these tests, and in some cases actually reduced animal weight gains.
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