Charolais trials in England and Wales. Interim report on comparisons under intensive feeding systems.

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Smith, W. R. and Boyd, D. A. 1964. Charolais trials in England and Wales. Interim report on comparisons under intensive feeding systems. Agriculture. 71, pp. 398-404.

AuthorsSmith, W. R. and Boyd, D. A.
Abstract

Crosses of Charollais or of British breeds of bull, mainly Friesian or Hereford, on Friesian cows have been fattened intensively at different centres. Average daily liveweight gain of the Charollais crosses was for bullocks 2.20 to 2.33 and for heifers 1.98 to 2.01 lb compared with 2.12 to 2.18 and 1.90 to 1.92 lb for the British crosses. Corresponding starch equivalent per lb gained was 3.24 to 3.47, 3.73 to 3.89, 3.53 to 3.85 and 4.20 to 4.45 lb. Purebred Friesian bullocks gained nearly as fast as the Charollais cross. Dressing percentage was higher in the Charollais cross and most measures of carcase grade except external fat cover were better. Most bullocks of all breeding were deficient in marbling fat.-T. D. Bell.
RESP-5105

Year of Publication1964
JournalAgriculture
Journal citation71, pp. 398-404

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