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feedlot

a management system in which naturally grazing animals are confined to a small area which produces no feed and are fed on stored feeds. See also dry lot.

backgrounding feedlot
a feedlot for the purpose of introducing young cattle to feedlot feeding.
backup feedlot
one that is not always in use but which is established to utilize sporadic overruns of grain which are not economic to sell as food grain.
beef feedlot
for the fattening of cattle. Many systems are used depending on feedlot costs, feed costs, availability of cattle, age at which cattle are available, value of output.
feedlot bloat
ruminal tympany as an endemic problem in cattle on high-grain diets in feedlots. Cause not properly understood and control inadequate other than increasing the ration's content of fiber.
feedlot consultant
specialist, paid advisors in areas such as nutrition, health, milling, feed mixing, environment protection.
custom feedlot
the feedlot operator does not own the cattle but charges a daily per head rate for accommodating and feeding cattle that belong to someone else.
European feedlot
completely housed, usually over a cesspit, often completely controlled climatically and feeding a ration franchised by a central feed compounder. Based on veal calf and bull beef production.
farm feedlot
a temporary feedlot maintained on a grain farm and used only when the prices of cattle and grain make feedlotting the most profitable option.
permanent feedlot
outdoor, large-scale feedlot utilizing steers from 6 to 18 months of age in short or long keep systems. Feed is cereal grain 75% and roughage 25% although programs vary enormously. Based on utilization of large volumes of cheap grain or other similar feeds such as brewer's or distiller's grains, beet pulp, orange pulp. A popular management unit in North America.
feedlot pneumonia
see pneumonic pasteurellosis.
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Currently several tools are used to improve the beef meat quality, for example, crossbreeding between Zebu and European breeds, finishing non-castrated animals, slaughter of young animals and finishing the animals in a feedlot system (Abrahao et al.
Meatco said that N$150 million of the DBN finance will be used to fund procurement from local farmers and N$50 million will be used to develop satellite feedlots at Gobabis and Otavi which will also decentralise Meatco's procurement operation.
The grain fed to animals in feedlots can cause digestive, hoof, and liver diseases and may necessitate the continuous use of antibiotics.
ADEP's Brazilian Shari'ah livestock transaction allows a select group of Brazil's "Top 40" cattle feedlot operators to increase their capacity utilization, in the states of Goias and Sao Paulo (states with land area equivalent to the size of Germany and the UK, respectively).
In contrast to those studies, we used a culture-independent genomics study method to investigate the occurrence of PMQR genes in wastewater samples collected from swine feedlots and corresponding soil samples from nearby agricultural fields where the wastewaters were used for irrigation.
Eigenberg and Woodbury map manure distribution by slowly towing a GPS-equipped conductivity meter over feedlot pens and cropland.
The $1 million 2010 trial involved the entire cattle supply from 10 feedlots being vaccinated and dedicated to Cargill for harvesting at Fort Morgan.
In addition, the drop in feed costs combined with an increase of 4 per cent in beef prices has helped boost returns for feedlot owners.
As of March 2004, there were 575 feedlots in Australia, with the number expected to rise.
We could return to grazing beef, but that isn't practical: It would produce nowhere near as much meat as feedlots do, so the cost of beef would soar and Americans would eat a lot less of it.
Any type of stress isn't good for the animal or the quality of the product," said Dave Plett, president/CEO of Western Feedlots.
4] as a tracer gas to calibrate the bLS technique, and emissions from a large beef cattle feedlot were determined using aircraft-based measurements of C[O.