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The profitability and production of a beef herd on transitional Cymbopogon- Themeda veld, receiving three different levels of lick supplementation – Preliminary results

  • 2014
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 44
L.A. Foster, P.J. Fourie & F.W.C. Neser Page: 31 - 35

The importance of containing costs through the optimal utilization of feed emphasizes the need to optimize, rather than maximize, the rate of reproduction. It is, however, unknown which lick supplementation regimen, provided to an extensive beef herd on mixed veld,…

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Genetic variance components for residual feed intake and feed conversion ratio and their correlations with other production trai

  • 2004
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 34
R.R. van der Westhuizen, J. van der Westhuizen and S.J. Schoeman Page: 257 - 264

Feeding costs of animals is a major determinant of profitability in livestock production enterprises. Genetic selection to improve feed efficiency aims to reduce feeding cost in beef cattle and thereby improve profitability. This study estimated genetic (co)variances between weaning weight…

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