Feed Efficiency in Different Management Systems: Cow-Calf and in the Feedyard

Keela M. Retallick, Dan B. Faulkner

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2 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFeed Efficiency in the Beef Industry
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages47-59
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780470959527
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 10 2012

Keywords

  • Automated feeding systems, individual intake of group-managed animals
  • FE activation in beef industry segments
  • FE in the feedlot, energy source in growing/finishing phases
  • Feed efficiency in management systems, cow-calf and in feedyards
  • Feed intake, beef cattle trait character in feedlot performance
  • Heifer RFI and mature cow efficiency
  • Nutrition in the growing phase, effect on performance in finishing phase
  • RFI and FE, high feed costs offset by reduction in input cost
  • RFI measure, subtracting animal's actual intake from predicted intake
  • RFI, independent of production traits/animal size in improving FE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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