Associations between feed efficiency, sexual maturity and fertility-related measures in young beef bulls.

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The beef industry has emphasized the improvement of feed utilization, as measured by modeling feed intake through performance traits to calculate residual feed intake (RFI). Evidence supports an inverse relationship between feed efficiency and reproductive function. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship of reproductive assessments… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S1751731115001925

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@article{Fontoura2016AssociationsBF, title={Associations between feed efficiency, sexual maturity and fertility-related measures in young beef bulls.}, author={A. Paulo Fontoura and Yuri Regis Montanholi and M Diel de Amorim and Robert A. Foster and Thomas C. Chenier and Steven P. Miller}, journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience}, year={2016}, volume={10 1}, pages={96-105} }