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
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)9780470959527
    StatePublished - Jul 10 2012


    • 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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