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Effect of slaughter age and breed on the carcass traits and meat quality of beef steers finished on natural pastures in the arid subtropics of South Africa
(South African Society for Animal Science, 2007)
ABSTRACT: Simmentaler cross (SX), Bonsmara cross (BX) and Nguni (NG) steers were raised on natural sweet veld pastures and slaughtered at 18 or 30 months of age. Slaughtering occurred at the end of the wet summer season. ...
Castration of male livestock and the potential of immunocastration to improve animal welfare and production traits : invited review
(South African Society for Animal Science, 2017-09-15)
Growing consumer awareness about animal welfare has led to the assessment of the impact of common farming practices, such as physical castration, on animal well-being under production conditions. Physical castration is ...