Dr. Dan Shike discusses the feed efficiency in heifers and cows at the University of Illinois. The segment begins at approximately 2 minutes.
Updated RFI Calculator
The Feed Efficiency Calculator Tool is an Excel based application that allows Bull or Heifer Developers to calculate the Raw Feed to Gain, Adjusted Feed to Gain, Residual Feed Efficiency, Residual Gain and Feed Efficiency Index on tested contemporary groups. Remove the sample data that is loaded on the tool with your data and values will be calculated automatically.
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68004-30214 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Multiyear USDA funded project
Develop selection tools and better understanding of feed efficiency in beef production
Identify genetic markers associated with feed intake across multiple breeds