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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2013

Comparison of concentrate feeding strategies for growing dairy bulls

Manni, Katariina; Rinne, Marketta; Huhtanen, Pekka


The results of this study confirm that increasing concentrate allowance is a possible method to increase growth rate and shorten the growing period of dairy bulls, but it also increases carcass fatness. The responses to concentrate allocation regime demonstrate the great ability of growing bulls to adapt to different kinds of feeding regimes without decreasing the production and may also reduce carcass fatness. (c) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Beef production; Carcass quality; Concentrate supplementation; Compensatory growth; Grass silage

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Livestock Science
2013, volume: 152, number: 1, pages: 21-30

Authors' information

Manni, Katariina
Agrifood Research Finland (MTT)
Rinne, Marketta
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agricultural Research for Northern Sweden

UKÄ Subject classification

Animal and Dairy Science

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