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As research information is released regarding residual feed intake and feed efficiency in scientific journals, or commentary online GrowSafe will add to the list below. The views contained within these articles may not reflect those held by GrowSafe, and GrowSafe technology may or may not be used in the research cited.
Case Study: Searching for the Ultimate Cow: The Economic Value of Residual Feed Intake at Bull Sales
T. J. McDonald, G. W. Brester, A. Bekkerman and J. A. Paterson, Professional Animal Scientist November 2010 vol. 26 no. 6 655-660
Midland Bull Test RFI Seminar – Part One
Dr. John Paterson of Montana State University presents findings on residual feed intake to cattle producers at the 2009 Midland Bull Test. Midland recently installed the GrowSafe System, which allows for the evaluation of individual-animal feed efficiency testing.
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Midland Bull Test RFI Seminar – Part Two
Midland Bull Test RFI Seminar – Part Three
Selected Scientific Articles published in the Journal Animal Science:
A. K. Kelly, M. McGee, D. H. Crews, Jr., A. G. Fahey, A. R. Wylie, and D. A. Kenny
Effect of divergence in residual feed intake on feeding behavior, blood metabolic variables, and body composition traits in growing beef heifers
J Anim Sci 2010 88: 109-123.
R. M. Herd and P. F. Arthur
Physiological basis for residual feed intake
J Anim Sci 2009 87: E64-71E.
R. M. Herd, J. A. Archer, and P. F. Arthur
Reducing the cost of beef production through genetic improvement in residual feed intake: Opportunity and challenges to application
J Anim Sci 2003 81: E9-17E.
S. S. Moore, F. D. Mujibi, and E. L. Sherman
Molecular basis for residual feed intake in beef cattle
J Anim Sci 2009 87: E41-47E.
R. A. Hill and M. Azain
Growth and Development Symposium: The molecular basis for feed efficiency
J Anim Sci 2009 87: E39-40E.
A. K. Kelly, M. McGee, D. H. Crews, Jr., T. Sweeney, T. M. Boland, and D. A. Kenny
Repeatability of feed efficiency, carcass ultrasound, feeding behavior, and blood metabolic variables in finishing heifers divergently selected for residual feed intake
J Anim Sci 2010 88: 3214-3225.
E. L. Sherman, J. D. Nkrumah, C. Li, R. Bartusiak, B. Murdoch, and S. S. Moore
Fine mapping quantitative trait loci for feed intake and feed efficiency in beef cattle
J Anim Sci 2009 87: 37-45.
J. D. Nkrumah, E. K. Okine, G. W. Mathison, K. Schmid, C. Li, J. A. Basarab, M. A. Price, Z. Wang, and S. S. Moore
Relationships of feedlot feed efficiency, performance, and feeding behavior with metabolic rate, methane production, and energy partitioning in beef cattle
J Anim Sci 2006 84: 145-153.