Beef

Effects of Concurrent Selection for Residual Feed Intake and Average Daily Gain on Fertility and Longevity in Black Angus Beef Females

Authors
  • Patrick J. Gunn (Iowa State University)
  • Garland R. Dahlke (Iowa State University)
  • Jim Werner (Werner Family Angus)
  • Joe Werner (Werner Family Angus)
  • Clint Werner (Werner Family Angus)
  • Bonnie Larson (Werner Family Angus)

Abstract

Data from this analysis suggest that concurrent selection for both average daily gain and residual feed intake (RFI) may identify beef heifers that have improved fertility and longevity without impacting growth and maternal EPDs. As the beef industry continues to focus on sustainability, and thus efficiency, identification of commercial breeding stock that fit this mold will be imperative.

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Gunn, P. J., Dahlke, G. R., Werner, J., Werner, J., Werner, C. & Larson, B., (2017) “Effects of Concurrent Selection for Residual Feed Intake and Average Daily Gain on Fertility and Longevity in Black Angus Beef Females”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 14(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-520

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Published on
01 Jan 2017
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