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ANSC 360 Feedlot Experiment March 25, 2008 Introduction : The purpose of this experiment is to analyze the effect of growth implants on growth of feedlot cattle. Growth implants were chosen as the variable between the two herds because they are new and possibly very useful items in the beef cattle world. This experiment is being done to gauge the efficiency and value of the growth implants. Materials and Methods : Two herds of identical cattle were used in this experiment. The variable tested was the use or non-use of growth implants. Both herds are Angus cattle being fed a concentrate diet. Both herds are being fed for the same period of time, 250 days. The bedding ($10), veterinary ($15) and labor ($20) costs are the same per head in both herds. The purchase weight (500 lb) is equal in both herds. Annual interest on cattle (10%) and on capital and equipment (8%) is the same for both herds. Insurance costs per head are the same in both herds, at $5 per head. Percent death loss (2%) and percent arrival in-shrink (%4) is the same for both herds. The
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course AN SC 360 taught by Professor Thonney,m. during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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