Francisco Peñagaricano, Assistant Professor-Quantitative Genomics discusses feed efficiency with us. Feed accounts for half the costs of most dairy farms. Cows with greater feed efficiency, cows that need less feed for each pound of milk produced, are likely to be more profitable. Cows that are more efficient need less land, create less waste and methane per pound of milk produced. Feed Efficiency is a heritable trait now measured as Residual Feed Intake (RFI) and Feed Saved. Francisco Penagaricano will share how you can incorporate these traits to create a more efficient profitable herd.
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