bos indicus feedlotting

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I have only ever had experience with bos taurus breeds of cattle and I was curious to know how well bos indicus cattle go on feedlots compared to bos taurus cattle. I know bos indicus breeds thrive in harsher conditions due to parasite and heat resistance and their ability to do well on feed of a low nutritional value and I was wondering as to how they do on a feedlot and whether in a feedlot situation are they less favourable than bos taurus cattle breeds.

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definetly less favourable, unless you're in a humid, hot climate, then you have to cross the indicus with a continental breed. best results we are obtaining now are with limousin and absolute top results with Belgian Blue cross. Simmentals don't do as well, and truebred indicus grow too slowly.

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