Selection for economic efficiency of dairy cattle using information on live weight and feed intake: a review.

@article{Veerkamp1998SelectionFE,
  title={Selection for economic efficiency of dairy cattle using information on live weight and feed intake: a review.},
  author={Roel F Veerkamp},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1998},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={1109-19}
}
The objective of this study was to review some of the latest evidence of genetic variation in feed intake and feed utilization and to determine how this variation might be used. The most important sources of genetic variation in gross efficiency are likely to be the quantities of feed eaten and used for yield or maintenance and the extent to which body tissue is mobilized. Accounting for just one of these components when selection is for improved feed efficiency might result in undesirable… CONTINUE READING
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