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NFI Phenotypes of BIN Cattle – 2012 Angus

Project start date: 01 July 2012
Project end date: 29 April 2013
Publication date: 29 April 2013
Project status: Completed
Livestock species: Grassfed cattle, Grainfed cattle


During the 2012-13 season, three Angus cohorts with a total of 380 BIN cattle were tested for feed intake and weight gain at the Tullimba feedlot. Cattle generally performed well, averaging around 15.68 kg/day feed intake and 1.63 kg/day weight gain during the test period of ~80 days after adaptation to the feeders. Feed intake and live weight data from manual weighing was reported to the breeder group fortnightly and supplied to BREEDPLAN at the end of each test period.