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Offline knabe

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feed/water withholding before slaughter
« on: August 09, 2009, 01:15:21 PM »
found conflicting info on traditional feed withholding before slaughter.

what is everyone's thoughts on this?  article below is for hogs.

http://nationalhogfarmer.com/mag/farming_single_feed_withdrawal/

ONLY concern is carcass quality, not trying to affect carcass weights or anything else.

i guess if one is charged on the hot weight for cutting and wrapping it may mean something or nothing if cost is passed along.

here's a link for cattle.

http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/research/1998rr/22.html
Withholding feed from cattle decreased weights of ruminal dry matter, organic matter, and fiber rapidly for the first 24 h and more slowly thereafter. However, water displaced much of this ruminal dry matter so that total weight of ruminal contents was not decreased consistently by a 24-h fast. Withholding feed for 24 h prior to harvest should decrease the quantity of organic matter at packing plants by about 50%. However, adverse effects on carcass quality may make feed withdrawals costly.

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Re: feed/water withholding before slaughter
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2009, 02:50:22 PM »

Sounds like there would be considerable savings on both sides, the feeders and slaughter facilities. I guess another trial study would determine if this would effect qaulity of carcasses.
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