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Residual Feed Intake (RFI) Testing for Producers/Industry


Each year, the Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production (TACLP) evaluates non-college animals during the feeding trial season through a variety of performance evaluations and research projects. These include ongoing residual feed intake (RFI) testing via Vytelle feeding systems, basic growth and feed conversion tests, and behavioural assessments.

This provides performance testing services for clients in order to determine feed efficiency to make genetic selections accordingly, and improve the overall efficiency of the Albertan (and Canadian) cow herd, thus reducing feed requirements and enteric methane emissions.

Feed Efficiency: Explanation & Benefits to the Herd

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