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Intensive fattening of beef cattle by stall feeding on the Lilongwe Plain, Malawi. III. Comparative productivity of Malawi zebu and Friesian X Malawi zebu steers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  595138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Beef fattening experiments were undertaken on the Lilonge Plain with Malawi zebu (Mz) and Friesian X Malawi zebu (F X Mz) steers. Animals were fattened under various dietary regimes based on either green forage crops or crop residues supplemented with concentrate rations of local origin. Mz steers consumed less feed and liveweight gain was approximately 75 per cent that of the F X Mz. Measurement of the efficiency parameters of feed conversion, gain and carcass yield per unit of liveweight revealed no significant differences between the two breed types. Slaughter observations indicated better fat distribution in the F X Mz and a significantly higher proportion of hindquarter. The significance of the results is discussed.
B L Addy; D Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical animal health and production     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0049-4747     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Publication Date:  1977 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-02-18     Completed Date:  1978-02-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1277355     Medline TA:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed*
Body Weight
Cattle / growth & development*
Crosses, Genetic
Housing, Animal

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