Characteristics of feed truck delivery systems in commercial feedlots in the Imperial Valley

Guerrero, J.N.

Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Science and Western Branch Canadian Society of Animal Science 40: 84-90


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Feed truck deliveries were observed to ascertain efficiency. Smaller trucks had faster cycle times but carried small loads and this caused congestion. Times for feeding cattle pens in a straight line and by lot number were recorded. The characteristics which most defined delivery efficiency were batch mills, large feed trucks, feeding in a straight line and cattle distributed in the yard according to size.