Efficiency counters higher feed cost

September 2007
Farmers Weekly;9/21/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 12, p32
Trade Publication
The article reports on the suggestion from Mark Voss of Keenan Rumans in Great Britain that higher feed costs could be best counteracted by increasing feed efficiency. Voss predicted that the average feed costs would increase to £126 per tonne of dry matter. He noted that gaining 0.2 in feed efficiency can eliminate the effect of the increase in feed cost. He explained that ration presentation is the key driver to early improvement in feed conversion efficiency.


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