Does Temperament Effect Carcass Quality?
Many cattlemen have suspected that disposition — the mental and emotional attitude of cattle — has an effect on how well they do in the feedlot, having an impact on gain. The nervous, flighty animal doesn’t spend as much time at the feed bunk. This suspicion has been confirmed, thanks to several studies focusing on the effects of disposition on cattle performance. Results of these studies have also shown a very measurable effect on carcass quality.