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A number of research studies including a new study published online in the peer-reviewed publication Nature, suggest that higher protein diets not only help with satiety but may help with long-term weight loss. Subjects in this study who consumed 5.4 percent more energy from protein compared to the control/non-protein group were not only able to lose weight, but also kept it off for six months compared to the control/non-protein group.
Another study published in the journal, OpenHeart, suggests that a healthy, balanced diet including high-quality proteins such as beef may be more effective than a diet that restricts fat below 30 percent of daily calories.
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Did you know that body condition scoring is a useful management tool to determine nutritional needs of cattle in your herd. A cow’s body condition score (BCS) can be especially useful during this spring breeding season to help determine which cows may need extra supplementation. Body condition is assessed on a 1 to 9 scale with 1 being very thin and 9 being very obese, please see this link for more information: https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/MP373.pdf
Research has shown that cow’s exhibiting a BCS of 4 may have pregnancy rates as low as 50%. At a BCS of 5, pregnancy rates will be close to 80%. At a BCS of 6, pregnancy rates may be 88% or higher.
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Without the use of growth promoting technologies, Dr. Jude Capper estimated that the number of cattle required to produce the same amount of beef in the US beef supply would require 15 million more cattle, placing greater demand on land use, water use, and fossil fuels. The technologies used in Dr. Capper’s study focused on two growth enhancing technologies, beta agonists and steroidal implants. Beta agonist use is restricted to the final days in a feedlot, whereas, some growth implants are approved for early use in a calf’s life.
For more information on beta agonists and steroidal implants, visit your local veterinarian or county Extension agent.
What’s inside The Beef Cattle Research Update E-Newsletter June 2015?
- Changing Market Dynamics and Value-Added Premiums in Southeastern Feeder Cattle Markets
- Using Tall Fescue in a Complementary Grazing Program for Spring-Calving Beef Cows in Southern Arkansas
- Calm Temperament Improves Reproductive Performance of Beef Cows
- Effect of Method and Timing of Castration on Newly-Arrived Stocker Cattle
- Growth, Reproductive Development and Estrous Behavior of Beef Heifers Treated With Growth Promotants
- Assessment of the Effect of Castration Upon Arrival on Long-Term Growth Performance of Stocker Cattle
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