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Crimped maize-grain diets improve beef performance

An experiment to compare performance of beef cattle fed rolled-barley or crimped maize-grain diets.

Year of Publication2011

A comparison of maize and rolled-barley diets in the finishing of dairy-bred beef bulls showed that those fed the maize grain had better daily live-weight and carcase gains and a reduced age at slaughter. They also had better food conversion rates and liver health. Bulls fed crimped maize grain recorded an increased margin over feed costs of £32 per head and a 10.4% reduction in feed costs/kg gain.

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beef dietsanimal nutrition
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