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Barbosa et al., 2008. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec., 60 (4): 911-916

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Barbosa, F. A. ; Graca, D. S. ; Guimaraes, P. H. S. ; Silva Junior, F. V., 2008. Economic analysis of protein and energy supplementation of steers during the transition period between the rainy and dry seasons. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec., 60 (4): 911-916
Abstract 

The effects of protein and energy supplements at two levels of daily feed intake (0.17 and 0.37% of liveweight) on the performance of steer under Brachiaria brizantha were economically analysed using 14 steers per treatment. The animals were treated with mineral supplementation (control), protein and energy supplementation at an average daily intake of 0.17% of liveweight (SUP1) and protein and energy supplementation at an average daily intake of 0.37% of liveweight (SUP2). Results revealed that liveweight gains were higher in steers of both SUP1 and SUP2 groups when compared with the control. Higher operational profits were observed in steers of both SUP1 and SUP2 than control. It is suggested that energy and protein supplementation results to higher economic profit.

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Barbosa et al., 2008