MANAGEMENT EFFECT OF FEEDING TRITICALE ON THE GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF CROSSBRED FEEDLOT CATTLE

Article Id: ARCC1594 | Page : 183-186
Citation :- MANAGEMENT EFFECT OF FEEDING TRITICALE ON THE GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF CROSSBRED FEEDLOT CATTLE.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2009.(43):183-186
A.R.Yazdani1 and D. Hajilari2
Address : Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Golestan Province, Iran

Abstract

An investigation was conducted to evaluate the management effect of feeding triticale on the
performance of crossbred feedlot cattle. Steers were weighed at fortnightly intervals until 83
days. Steers were weighed at 0700hr and fed upon (7 animals/treatment) at weighing on d 0, 20,
40, and 83 of the trial. Measurements were made of daily feed intake, average daily gain, body
weight gain and feed / gain ratio. The animals were allocated by randomized block design on the
basis of live weight to one of three dietary high concentrates rations of triticale, corn and wheat
grain for crossbred feedlot cattle. Average daily gains of steers fed triticale, corn and wheat
were1.14, 1.39 and 1.28 kg, respectively, and were significantly different (P<0.05).Daily feed
intake was significantly (P0.05) higher for corn fed teers (8.38 kg) than the values for crossbred
steers fed triticale (7.22 kg) or wheat (7.19 kg).Feed gain / ratio even though not significant, but
tended to be the best on wheat and poorest on triticale.It is therefore concluded that corn was
slightly superior to triticale and wheat as a finishing ration and triticale is potentially an important
feed grain in beef finishing rations.

Keywords

Feedlot cattle Crossbred Triticale Weight gain

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