Antibiotic studies help feedlot calves
AuthorsDonald G. Addis
Gary A. Beall
Authors AffiliationsDonald G. Addis is Farm Advisor, Riverside County; Gary A. Beall is Communications Specialist, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 31(2):10-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v031n02p10. February 1977.
Depending on the particular shipment, 25 to 90 percent of the feeder and stocker cattle coming into southern California desert feedlots get sick. Death losses and culling rates range from 6 to 8 percent among the lighter calves (250 to 400 pounds) and from ½ to 2½ percent for larger animals.
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