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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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In 2017, Australia began to extend the work already engaged in, with Pakistan in dairy and cotton to feedlots, animal fattening (goat, sheep and beef) and meat supply chain services.
Ninety-six crossbreed steers (251 [+ or -] 2 kg) were utilized to evaluate the influence of substituting SFC for DRC on feedlot cattle growth performance when cattle are allowed either ad libitum or 2-h restricted access to the finishing diet during to the initial 56 d of the finishing phase.
Consequently, the objectives of this investigation were to evaluate the effects of two metaphylactic protocols on the morbidity of feedlot cattle with known sanitary history, the occurrence of pulmonary lesions at slaughter, and the participation of M.
The study included a total of 5,179 crossbred heifer calves at a commercial feedlot in southwest Kansas in the US, and examined how a novel immunostimulant may improve health and performance outcomes in cattle when added to current BRD protocols.
This study was conducted in a commercial feedlot located in Marcos Paz, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (34[degrees]08'S, 58[degrees]08W).
A close look at a set of counties in southern Idaho now dominated by feedlot dairies found that undocumented immigrants held 80 to 90 percent of the jobs in the industry, by the industry's own admission.
Now we're working on ways to manage manure in the feedlot that will improve its characteristics as a soil amendment.
The SA Feedlot Association (SAFA) represents the interests of this feedlot industry on all the relevant industry bodies and has as one of its objectives to promote the interests of its members by encouraging and effecting the improvement in all matters affecting the well-being of the industry within the Republic of South Africa.
ADEP financing was structured as a combination of Wakala (agency) and Murabaha agreements enabling investors to buy and take title from Rancher, of liquidly traded cattle (the most liquid agricultural commodity in BMF Bovespa, Brazil's largest exchange), insured and stored physically in separate feedlots inspected and supervised by a global monitoring company; and appointing ADEP (as agent) and Rancher (as sub-agent) to sell cattle at principal plus agreed profit rate primarily to Brazil's key Global beef processing companies on payment against delivery basis.
Many of the hundreds of thousands of cow/calf producers, backgrounders, and stockers are largely unaware of the meatpackers' efforts to vertically integrate the live cattle supply chain because the meatpackers' integration efforts focus on the feedlot sector of the industry, and the vast majority of cattle are fed in only 2,120 feedlots.
At the time, I had a half-ton Chevy pickup truck, and I knew of a small cattle feedlot just a half-dozen miles away.
What sources of information do feedlot managers use to seek information regarding security issues?