Feed Intake Study in Beef Cattle Could Lead to More Efficient Breeds

Feed Intake Study in Beef Cattle Could Lead to More Efficient Breeds

Dr. Dan Shike

Fed by Science

A change is coming to the cattle seedstock industry. Breed associations have long been interested in finding the genetic basis for feed efficiency, with the aim of breeding more efficient animals. But the first step – accurately measuring how much cattle eat across different life stages and diet types – has been a missing piece. A new study from the University of Illinois helps fill the gap.

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