References: The Review - Feed Efficiency in Beef Systems

Feed Efficiency in Beef Systems - Richard Dewhurst and Carole-Anne Duthie

References

Agricultural and Food Research Council. (1993). Energy and Protein Requirements for Ruminants. CAB International, Wallingford, UK.

Archer, J. A., Richardson, E.C., Herd, R.M. and Arthur, P.F. (1999). Potential for selection to improve efficiency of feed use in beef cattle: A review. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 50, 147–161.

Archer, J.A., Reverter, A., Herd, R.M., Johnston, D.J. and Arthur, P.F. (2002). Genetic variation in feed intake and efficiency of mature beef cows and relationships with postweaning measurements. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, 31, pp. 221–224.

Cantalapiedra-Hijar, G., Dewhurst, R.J., Cheng, L. Cabrita, A.R.J., Fonseca, A.J.M., Fouillet, H., Nozière, P and Ortigues-Marty, I. (2016). Isotopic N fractionation as a biomarker of nitrogen use efficiency by ruminants: A meta analysis. Energy and Protein Metabolism; EAAP Publication No. 137, pages 77-78. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism, Poland.

EBLEX (2009). In the Balance? The Future of the English Beef Industry. A Special Report published by EBLEX.

Herd, R. M., Archer, J.A. and Arthur, P.F.. (2003). Reducing the cost of beef production through genetic improvement in residual feed intake: Opportunity and challenges to application. Journal of Animal Science 81, E9–E17.

Hoque, M. A., Arthur, P.F., Hiramoto, K. and Oikawa, T. (2006). Genetic relationship between different measures of feed efficiency and its component traits in Japanese Black (Wagyu) bulls. Livestock Science 100, 111–118.

Nkrumah, J. D., Basarab, J.A., Wang, Z., Li, C., Price, M.A., Okine, E.K. Crews, D.H. and  Moore, S.S. (2007). Genetic and phenotypic relationships of feed intake and measures of efficiency with growth and carcass merit of in beef cattle. Journal of Animal Science 85, 2711–2720.

Offer, N.W., Percival, D.S., Dewhurst, R.J. and Thomas, C. (1998). The prediction of voluntary intake of grass silage by sheep and dairy cows. Animal Science 66, 357-367.

Quality Meat Scotland (2016). Cattle and Sheep Enterprise Profitability on Scotland. ISSN 2051-560X.

Richardson, E.C. and Herd, R.M. (2004). Biological basis for variation in residual feed intake in beef cattle. 2. Synthesis of results following divergent selection. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 44, 431-444.

Roehe, R., Dewhurst, R.J., Duthie, C.-A., Rooke, J.A., McKain, N., Ross, D.W. Hyslop, J.J., Waterhouse, A., Freeman, T.C., Watson, M. and Wallace, R.J. (2016). Bovine host genetic variation influences rumen microbial methane production with best selection criterion for low methane emitting and efficiently feed converting hosts based on metagenomic gene abundance. PLoS Genetics 12: e1005846.

SAC Consulting (2016). Farm Management Handbook 37th Edition (2016/17).

Sauvant, D. and Nozière, P. (2016). Quantification of the main digestive processes in ruminants: the equations involved in the renewed energy and protein feed evaluation systems. Animal 10, 755-770.

Schenkel, F. S., Miller, S.P. and Wilton, J.W. (2004). Genetic parameters and breed differences for feed efficiency, growth and body composition traits of young beef bulls. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 84, 177–185.

Steen, R.W.J., Gordon, F.J., Dawson, L.E.R., Park, R.S., Mayne, C.S., Agnew, R,E., Kilpatrick, D.J. and Porter, M.G. (1998). Factors affecting the intake of grass silage by cattle and prediction of silage intake. Animal Science 66, 115-127.

Wheadon, N.M., McGee, M., Edwards, G.R. and Dewhurst, R.J. (2014). Relationship between Nitrogen isotopic fractionation, measured in plasma, and feed conversion efficiency of growing beef heifers. British Journal of Nutrition 111, 1705-1711.