feed conversion efficiency


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feed conversion efficiency

The efficiency with which a food (e.g., meal, grain or feed) is converted into animal protein.
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Main factors: The body weight gain and feed conversion efficiency increased non-linearly (p<0.
The data (weight gain at 21 d and feed conversion efficiency at 42 d of age) of the present study indicated that Bet supplementation was effective in improving broiler performance when the diet contained sub-optimal/lower concentrations of Met (15 and 18 g/kg CP).
The results of egg production, egg mass, feed intake and feed conversion efficiency of the laying hens fed with the diets supplemented with 0%, 0.
Residual feed intake has the potential to improve feed conversion efficiency in the young growing animal, to improve the efficiency of maintenance energy expenditure, and to avoid increasing the size of the cow (Herd and Bishop, 2000).
Body weight gain, DM intake and feed conversion efficiency were not different between CBK and BCBK (Table 2).
The aim must be high performance genetics and a feeding regime which achieves good feed conversion efficiency and fast liveweight gain.
This supplement supplies a balance of those essential nutrients, cobalt, vitamin B12, selenium and thiamine which are initially stored in the calf for up to five months enabling it to maximize its true growth potential at a time when its feed conversion efficiency is at its greatest.
Improving feed conversion efficiency of young stock as well as herd fertility are among ways beef producers can help maintain margins in an era without subsidies.
This winter with feed prices rising and availability of some ingredients very limited, the only way to increase margins is by improving feed conversion efficiency.
With feed prices at their highest for nearly a decade, the time has come to focus on feed conversion efficiency in order to limit the effect on bottom line performance.