Effect of divergence in phenotypic residual feed intake on methane emissions, ruminal fermentation, and apparent whole-tract digestibility of beef heifers across three contrasting diets.

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This study aimed to examine the effect of divergent phenotypic ranking for residual feed intake (RFI) on ruminal CH emissions, diet digestibility, and indices of ruminal fermentation in heifers across 3 commercially relevant diets. Twenty-eight Limousin × Friesian heifers were used and were ranked on the basis of phenotypic RFI: 14 low-RFI and 14 high-RFI… (More)
DOI: 10.2527/jas.2015-0080

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@article{McDonnell2016EffectOD, title={Effect of divergence in phenotypic residual feed intake on methane emissions, ruminal fermentation, and apparent whole-tract digestibility of beef heifers across three contrasting diets.}, author={Rachel McDonnell and Krystal Hart and Tommy M. Boland and A. Kelly and Michael McGee and D. A. Kenny}, journal={Journal of animal science}, year={2016}, volume={94 3}, pages={1179-93} }