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Effect of type of housing on the productivity and health of growing and fattening calves

Effect of type of housing on the productivity and health of growing and fattening calves

Revista de Cresterea Animalelor 30(2): 32-38

Four groups, each of 10-16 Romanian Simmental calves, were fattened for 120 days from 21-30 days of age in individual boxes or in group housing with a deep straw-covered floor, a concrete-slatted floor, or a concrete- and wooden-slatted floor. In the 4 groups resp., daily gain from 1 to 4 mth of age averaged 811, 990, 1165 and 1163 g. Data on body measurements before and after fattening are tabulated.

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