Feed conversion gains prominent position in breeding programme

category Article, Efficiency
10
Dec
2018
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Breeding that targets feed conversion offers a host of opportunities. This is evidenced by the first data gathered in practical situations on the feed intake of cows relative to their milk production. Differences of up to €1.50 in income over feed costs per cow per day were found between daughter groups of bulls. Breeding technician specialist Pieter van Goor predicts that selection based on feed efficiency will be the next phase in cattle breeding.

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