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Estimates of variance components for feedlot traits of the Simmentaler breed in South Africa

  • 2021
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 51
J. Hendriks, F.W.C. Neser, J.B van Wyk, F.J. Jordaan & M.M. Scholtz Page: 793 - 800

Breeding of beef cattle is changing, with more emphasis on efficiency of production. Feed cost is the highest expense, and reducing it has the potential to increase profitability. Common measures of efficiency are ratio traits such as feed conversion (feed…

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