Interpretive Summary: A review of the effect of nutrient and energy restriction during late gestation on beef cattle offspring growth and development
By: Naomi Waldon, Kirsten Nickles, Anthony Parker, Kendall Swanson, Alejandro Relling
The objective of this review is to summarize the current knowledge on the effect of protein and energy restriction during the last third of gestation to beef cows on growth performance of offspring, focusing principally on Bos taurus cows. We divided the review in three sections: 1) evaluating the current beef cow requirements, highlighting areas in need of a more current research, 2) demonstrating some inconsistency on growth and carcass characteristics variables due to energy and protein restriction in late gestation, and 3) offering our opinion on future research in the area.
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