Feed Efficiency Explained

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Feed:Gain: Difference in the amount of feed a bull’s progeny will consume to produce one pound of gain.

Example: A -0.50 F:G EPD means this animal’s progeny will consume 1/2 pound less feed per pound of gain than would progeny of a 0.00 F:G EPD sire.

Feed Intake: Difference in feed consumption of each of a bull’s progeny in a 112 day feeding period.

Example: A steer whose sire has a -100 Intake EPD will eat 100 pounds less feed in 112 days than one whose sire had a zero Intake EPD.

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