0.906
IF5
0.875
IF
Q3
JCR
1.0
CiteScore
0.374
SJR
Q2
SJR
20
MNiSW
165.24
ICV
SHORT COMMUNICATION
 
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Determination of a standard for physical structure requirement for Belgian Blue bulls

S. De Campeneere 1  ,  
L. O. Fiems 1,  
 
1
Department of Animal Nutrition and Husbandry, Agricultural Research Centre, Scheldeweg 68, B-9090 Melle, Belgium
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2004;13(Suppl. 1):623–626
Publication date: 2004-08-30
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ABSTRACT
Based on data originating from 6 experiments with 4 treatments of varying physical structure supply in each experiment, a standard for physical structure requirement was derived for Belgian Blue bulls. The data related to the growth- and finishing period (± 340-660 kg) of 306 doublemuscled bulls. As a standard for minimal physical structure requirement 0.60/kg DM can be advised for total mixed rations, with pelleted concentrates. For non-pelleted concentrates (ground or unground) this standard can also be used, but for non-mixed rations a somewhat higher structural value should be aimed at.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
S. De Campeneere   
Department of Animal Nutrition and Husbandry, Agricultural Research Centre, Scheldeweg 68, B-9090 Melle, Belgium
 
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Animal Science
2. Effect of supplementation on the performance of grazing Belgian Blue double-muscled heifers
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animal
3. Double Muscling in Cattle: Genes, Husbandry, Carcasses and Meat
Leo O. Fiems
Animals
4. Effect of cull potatoes in the diet for finishing Belgian Blue double-muscled cows
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animal
ISSN:1230-1388