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AN276: Environmental and Economic Benefits of Selecting Beef Cattle for Feed Efficiency

Figure 1. Effect of feed efficiency measured as Residual Feed Intake (RFI) on nutrient excretion by suckled Angus beef cows. A positive RFI indicates a less efficient cow, while a negative RFI indicates a more efficient cow. Both cows are evaluated under the same diet and environmental conditions. (ADG = Average Daily Gain; DMI = Dry Matter Intake).