Studies on growth and fattening of Korean native cattle in Jeju. 3. Optimum marketing weight for slaughter of Korean native cattle

Cheong, S.K.; Ra, K.J.; Kim, H.S.; Paik, B.H.

Research Reports of the Office of Rural Development, Suwon, Livestock 18(12): 15-20

1976


Accession: 000510537

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Abstract
For 14 Korean calves, live weight averaged 113.0, 259.8, 387.4, 427.4 and 457.8 kg at 6, 12, 18, 20 and 22 mth of age resp., and daily gain 0.62, 0.72, 0.65, 0.67 and 0.51 kg. The amount of concentrates consumed/kg gain averaged 5.43, 7.00, 11.01, 11.27 and 17.90 kg resp., and TDN consumption/kg gain 4.51, 6.67, 11.07, 15.32 and 22.82 kg. Economically, the optimum marketing weight was in the range 330-400 kg at 15-19 mth of age.