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Stocking density effect on weight gain of yearling Holstein heifers in freestall and loose housing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7372909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Stocking densities of replacement yearling Holstein heifers were studied under freestall conditions (1.0, .71, and .63 freestall/head) and loose housing conditions (4.5, 3.2, and 2.8 m2/head under roof) in two 180-day growth trials. Heifers gained .69, .69, and .66 kg/day under freestall conditions and .63, .56, and .71 kg/day under loose housing conditions for the stocking densities. Stocking densities of replacement herd heifers may be increased to .63 freestall/head under freestall conditions or to 2.8 m2/head under loose housing conditions without expanding existing facilities.
J E Keys; R E Pearson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dairy science     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0022-0302     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dairy Sci.     Publication Date:  1980 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-07-12     Completed Date:  1980-07-12     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985126R     Medline TA:  J Dairy Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  483-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight*
Cattle / physiology*
Housing, Animal*
Population Density

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