Growth studies of bulls of the black pied dairy cattle breed during low feed levels. 3. Anabolism and energy metabolism at empty body weight at slaughter

Elvert, P.; Gabel, M.; Poppe, S.; Papstein, H.J.; Grosse, F.

Archiv für Tierernährung 41(4): 445-455

1991


ISSN/ISBN: 0003-942X
PMID: 1888273
Accession: 040233659

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Abstract
In two long-term individual feeding experiments with rations very rich in roughage, nutrient and energy retention in the course of live weight development of black-and-white dairy bulls were determined. For this purpose, a total of 123 animals were slaughtered at the age of 5, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 and 24 months, and the total body was analysed of 97 animals. The ascertained protein, fat and energy retention per day showed a clear dependence of the implemented level of nutrition. The results received compare well with the findings of earlier studies (PIEPER et al., 1984a). At a nutrition level (maintenance = 1.0) of 1.38 = 473 g gain of empty body [table: see text] at a nutrition level of 1.48 [context: see table] live weight range between 150 and 450 kg. The dynamics of the nutrient and energy retention in the course of live weight development is depicted in tables.