Feed Intake, Growth, and Feed Conversion: What Does it All Mean?

Feed intake and growth are two key traits for the bottom line of a commercial grow-finish or farrow-to-finish producer. However, the metric commonly used to measure herd performance is the ratio of these two traits or feed efficiency, measured as feed intake over weight gain, writes Nick Boddicker, Ph.D.
calendar icon 9 September 2016
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