Basic Beef Cattle Biology

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Unformatted text preview: s gr a ins, c itr us pulp, . . . ). The goa l is to get your feed: ga in r a tio to a r ound 6: 1 (6 pounds of feed for ea c h pound of ga in). d) Pa c ker s a nd Reta iler s: Mea t pa c ker s a r e the c ompa nies tha t sla ughter c a ttle a nd ‘ br ea k down’ the c a r c a ss for sa le to r eta iler s. Reta iler s a r e pla c es like Sa fewa y or food ser vic e businesses like Siz z ler . Mea t pa c ker s a r e inc r ea singly wor r ied a bout too muc h fa t on c a r c a sses, bec a use c onsumer s a r e looking for lea ner mea ts a nd the exc ess fa t just ha s to be tr immed off (a la bor expense for the pa c ker ). D . B r e e ds o f C a t t l e ( B r e e ds W e b s i t e ) B r eeds a r e the c r ea tions of people - the c r ea tion of a n inter br eeding popula tion wher e a nima ls within the br eed sha r e spec ific phenotypic c ha r a c ter istic s. B r eeds of c a ttle fa ll in gener a l c a tegor ies - English br eeds (Her efor d, Shor thor n, Angus), sma ller c a ttle with high c a r c a ss qua lity; Continenta l br eeds (Limousin, Cha r ola is, Gelbvieh), usua lly mor e hea vily musc led, la r ger tha n English br eeds; India n br eeds (B r a hma n, Zebu, N elor e), poor er c a r c a ss qua lity but hea t toler a nt a nd disea se r esista nt B r eeding Objec tives: The c ow- c a lf pr oduc er wa nts to empha siz e fer tility in his c ows a nd good mother...
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