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Take ‘a little extra look’ at residual feed intake number

Beef research scientist says feed efficiency is a trait that 
can be measured and can lead to significant herd improvement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Improving the feed efficiency of a beef cattle herd can mean big savings for producers. One way to achieve this goal is to select breeding bulls that are naturally feed efficient, since 80 to 90 per cent of the genetic improvement in a herd comes through the sires. “With this being bull-buying season, I think […] Read more