Assessing feed efficiency and its impacts on dairy cows
During a recent webinar on April 22, Professor Santos from the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida discussed how to calculate feed efficiency of dairy cows, how it can be improved and how feed efficiency impacts dairy performance.
The importance of improving feed efficiency on a dairy farm
Milk production of dairy cows is increasing year after year. Feed efficiency of dairy cattle can be influenced by:
- Genetic selection
- Nutritional tools
Over the years, dairy cows have become bigger and have a higher feed intake.