Analysis for residual feed intake (RFI) are now available from IGENITY for both Bos taurus and Bos indicus breeds of cattle. These analyses have been independently researched in the
An independently conducted head-to-head study at the
“These analysis from IGENITY are the most thoroughly researched, predictive and powerful feed efficiency
Only IGENITY provides individual RFI analysis for both Bos taurus and Bos indicus cattle, as well as offering the only
“It is essential that producers consider both feed efficiency and growth when they are evaluating cattle and making selection, management and marketing decisions,” he said “Having efficient cattle is only profitable if they also grow and perform on pasture and in the feedyard.”
Bauck said the analyses for RFI and
“Now, producers from all segments and breed types can feel confident that applying the inside information from IGENITY will yield accurate results to help make more confident decisions,” he said.
RFI, also called net feed efficiency, describes how an animal’s feed intake differs from its expected feed intake based on its maintenance and growth requirements. Low RFI is more desirable than high RFI, since a low-RFI animal will either eat less with the same gains or gain more from the same amount of feed.
In addition to these important traits, IGENITY offers analysis for:
Producers can choose to use a combination radio frequency identification tag and tissue collection device, making
“We understand that while the amount of information available from IGENITY provides producers a powerful tool to make more confident decisions, it also can be slightly overwhelming,” Bauck said. “This is why we have a team of advisers and new management software to help producers develop a customized approach to applying the inside information from the IGENITY profile in a way that is easy to use and that best fits their individual needs.”
Source: IGENITY news release