Feeding frequency and its effectson feedlot performance in steers
Canadian Journal of Animal Science
Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC)
One hundred and twenty commercial feedlot steers were penned and randomly allocated to three treatments: fed once, twice and three times per day, over a grower through finisher period of 196 d. Feeding frequency had no effect (P > 0.05) on average daily gain, feed intake or efficiency overall. We conclude that there are no beneficial effects in feeding a total mixed diet more frequently to feedlot steers.
Goonewardene, L.A., D.R. ZoBell, and D.F. Engstrom. 1995. Feeding frequency and its effects on feedlot performance in steers. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 75:255-257.