A Note on the Performance of Cross-Bred Steers at Different Stocking Rates in Uganda

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1979
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Stobbs T. H.
Whitting J. B.
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A 54-acre grazing ~trial is described in which animal production was measured, as live weight- gain per acre and per animal, from the progeny of small East African Zebu cows crop: with Hereford. Aberdeen Angus and Boran bulls. with each cross-bred group grazed at three stocking rates The results showed that Boran rosses were capable of high production per acre when heavily stocked but that Bas tourus crosses were more productive as the environment was improved. Stocking rate had a pronounced effect upon animal production. The large improvements in production which are possible due to nutritional and management studies as compared with those from genetic studies is stressed.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XLIV (No. 4), p. 234-236
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