1264: Selecting beef animals for feed efficiency improves carcass traits
This paper is taken from a summary of “Impact of genetic selection on feed efficiency on carcass traits in Irish beef cattle by Crowley JJ, Evans RD and Berry DP.” Presented to the British Society of Animal Science Annual Conference, April 12 to 14, 2010, Queen’s University, Belfast
Year of Publication2011
Selection for improved feed efficiency will not have any unfavourable repercussions for carcass traits. And, if anything, selection for improved feed efficiency will result in larger, leaner carcasses with better conformation.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Food & drink > Meat & processed meats
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy > Beef production
Additional keywords/tagsbreeding genetics
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