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Summary: The research began in January, 1991 on two locations: Belje
and the Experimental Station Sljeme of Faculty of Agriculture near Zagreb.
Due to war the research on Belje was not able to continue. Research was
carried out on Charolais x native cattle (Istrian, Gray and Simmental)
crosses. The productivity of calves was evaluated by measuring body weight
and daily gain during the grazing season. During the second year growth of
calves in the suckler herd was analysed. Investigation was carried out on
30 calves from birth to 1 year of age in the highland condition. By the
modified Brody curve live weight, daily gain and intensity of growth in the
particular time points was estimated. Carcass traits was evaluated at the
slaughter house: conformation, randement, Milan cut, etc. In addition, the
effect of restrictive feeding in winter on cow and calf performance were
investigated. The experiment was carried on 22 cows. During the experiments
the productivity and economic effect were evaluated.
Research goals: Research on biological bases and economic effect of
introducing beef cattle into intensive agriculture in Croatia was carried
out in order to evaluate basic biological factors of beef calves production
(effect of environment, adequate housing, control of reproduction,
productivity) and economic effects. It is necessary to find out scientific
answers for possible satisfactory operations for making bases for beef
production in Croatia as in highland region so as in plain region with the
intensive agriculture. Furthermore utilization of quantity of agrarian
wastes of great energetic values was going to be evaluated.
COOPERATION - PROJECTS
Name of project
: 4-99-040 Sistemi korištenja krme u marginalnim
ekološkim područjima Name of institution: Agronomski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia Other information about the project.