Commercialization of Net Feed Efficiency Beef Cattle

 
 
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The cost of feed is second only to fixed costs in importance to the profitability of commercial beef operations. The main purpose of this three-year trial is to showcase the net feed efficiency technology to Alberta's beef industry and to identify feed efficient breeding bulls. Ultimately we hope to improve the efficiency of the cowherd and feeder cattle in order to reduce unit costs of production. The trial is taking place at the newly renovated cattle facilities at the Beef Centre at Olds College.
Contact Information:
Patrick Ramsey,
Beef Specialist - New Technologies,
Alberta Agriculture Food & Rural Development,
High River, 403-652-8303
Neil French,
Instructor - Agriculture Production,
Ag. Production, Business and Animal Science,
Olds College, Olds,
403-556-4722

Information regarding the Animal Behaviour and Feed Efficiency Network is available on-line. In addition the proceedings for New Technologies to Improve Feed Efficiency, Disease Detection and Traceability Conference Proceedings are also available on-line.

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Sponsors

Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
University of Alberta
Olds College
 
 
 
 

Other Documents in the Series

 
  Commercialization of Net Feed Efficiency Beef Cattle - Current Document
Commercialization of Net Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle - Project
Commercialization of Net Feed Efficiency Beef Cattle - Results
Commercialization of Net Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle - Photo Gallery
 
 
 
 
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This information published to the web on May 5, 2003.
Last Reviewed/Revised on November 18, 2015.