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- Foote, A. P.; Hales, K. E.; Kuehn, L. A.; Keisler, D. H.; King, D. A.; Shackelford, S. D.; Wheeler, T. L.; Freetly, H. C.
- Journal of animal science 2015 v.93 no.9 pp. 4401-4407
- animal growth; beef cattle; blood serum; body size; carcass characteristics; correlation; fat thickness; feed conversion; feed intake; finishing; leptin; marbling; statistical models; steers; variance; yields
- ... The objective of this experiment was to determine the association of serum leptin concentrations with production measures including DMI, ADG, G:F as well as carcass characteristics in genetically diverse finishing beef steers. Three cohorts of steers (n = 473 total) were individually fed a finishing ration for 92, 64, and 84 d for cohort 1, 2, and 3, respectively. Serum was collected on d 42, 22, ...