Certain fattening and slaughter characteristics of simmental young-bulls

Kocak O., Ekiz B., Yilmaz A.

INDIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL, vol.82, no.6, pp.646-649, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.646-649
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The Southeastern Anatolia Region located at the border to Syria and Iraq of Turkey is the least developed region of the country. Although there are 970 000 cattle in this region, the production per animal is very low, and the reason is due to the availability of 73% of the cattle population in the region through local breeds (Anon, 1999). In this study, it was aimed to investigate the fattening and slaughter characteristics and the effects of the initial fattening weight and season on fattening traits of Simmental young bulls in intensive conditions in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey.