Beef Cattle Research Council

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Beef Cattle Research Council - Feed Grains & Feed Efficiency

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The profitability and health of the finishing sector relies in large part on the production of high quality and yielding feed grains, and animals that are highly efficient in converting feed mass into increased body mass.  Research in this area provides identification and validation of economical methods of identifying seedstock with improved feed efficiency and the development of new feeds and alternative feeding strategies.

Further research is needed to improve feed efficiency through animal breeding, improve feed supply and utilization, and improve management of manure nutrients.

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