Feedlot performance and slaughter traits of Friesian, Piemontese x Friesian and Limousin x Friesian young bulls under intensive beef production system in Turkey


GUNGOR M. A. , Alcicek A. , ONENC A.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ANIMAL RESEARCH, vol.24, no.2, pp.129-136, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09712119.2003.9706447
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED ANIMAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-136

Abstract

Feedlot performance and slaughter traits of Friesian (F, n=7), Piemontese x Friesian (PixF, n=7) and Limousin x Friesian (LixF, n=7) young bulls, housed on tied stalls and fattened intensively until 460 days of age, were evaluated. Feedlot performance traits were not affected by genotype. Crosses gave higher dressing per cent than F Among non-carcass parts and body organs, only hide, liver and lungs including trachea were affected by genotype. It is concluded that despite significant difference in weight at birth, the three genotypes performed similarly.