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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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Next year, 10 Pakistan feedlot farmers will be visiting Australia for training.
2009) have suggested that 60% of feedlot cattle may have pulmonary lesions related with BRD but are not identified as being affected during the period on feed.
En feedlots se ha reportado que la tasa de mortalidad por ERB oscila en el 50% de los animales afectados y que la mayor parte de las muertes ocurre en los primeros 45 dias de ingresados los animales a los corrales (10,14,49).
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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.
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