Fattening trials with young female German Black Pied cattle. 2. Effect of different intakes of starch units on fattening performance and the results of live grading, dressing percentage and carcase evaluation of older heifers

Richter, K.; Cranz, K.L.; Schmidt, K.H.

Zuchtungskunde 36: 256-265


ISSN/ISBN: 0044-5401
Accession: 014476148

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For part 1 see Abst. 5193, Vol. 33. 2. From 526 days of age, at liveweight 286 kg, groups of 10 and 11 Black Pied Lowland heifers were given winter rations of sugar beet leaf silage, brewer's grains, dried beet pulp and concentrate supplying 8.6 and 8.0 kg dry matter, 940 and 930 g digestible protein and 4485 and 3930 g starch equivalent per day. During fattening for 129 and 135 days, respectively, gains were 1015 and 928 g.