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Changes in carcass composition with growth and the effect of feed type in lambs of two breeds and their cross

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 November 2017

J.M. Macfarlane*
Affiliation:
Scottish Agricultural College, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG, U.K.
R.M. Lewis
Affiliation:
Present Address: Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences (0306), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA 24061
G.C. Emmans
Affiliation:
Scottish Agricultural College, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG, U.K.
J.E. Donbavand
Affiliation:
Scottish Agricultural College, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG, U.K.
G. Simm
Affiliation:
Scottish Agricultural College, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG, U.K.
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Extract

To enable producers to meet market requirements for lamb carcasses from the resources available, it is important to know how breeds differ in growth and development over time and how this is affected by feeding regime. The aims of this study were to explore the effect of diverse breed and feed types on carcass composition, growth and feed intake and investigate how these change during growth.

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ISAE/BSAS
Copyright
Copyright © The British Society of Animal Science 2003

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