Producer awareness and perceptions about feed efficiency in beef cattle

J.D. Wulfhorst, Stephanie Kane, Jason K. Ahola, John B. Hall, Rodney Hill

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Abstract

In this chapter, we introduce the reader to studies that were conducted to evaluate beef producer awareness of the different measures of feed efficiency and their perceptions of the costs and benefits of incorporating feed efficiency into their management strategies. Some of the content in this chapter has been published in the scientific journal the American Journal of Animal Science (Wulfhorst et al., 2010). The authors especially thank the journal for generously allowing some of the information published therein to be presented in this chapter. Note that producers were asked about several different feed efficiency measures. However, much of the focus of our surveys was on RFI. Each of the feed efficiency measures are described in more detail in other chapters in this book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeed efficiency in the beef industry
EditorsRodney A. Hill
Place of PublicationChichester, England
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Chapter3
Pages29-46
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781118392331
ISBN (Print)9780470959527
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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