Feed Efficiency – The most important project for Holstein breeding in the coming years

In April 2015, Australia was the first country in the world that published a breeding value for feed efficiency. The Netherlands followed in December 2020, and since April the USA and Canada also have a breeding value for the trait whose importance cannot be overestimated. In addition to the listed countries, all other leading Holstein nations are working on the development of breeding values for feed efficiency and are also partly publishing them. But as important as the trait is, the development of a breeding evaluation for it has been equally difficult. There is still a long way to achieving a perfect breeding evaluation. To understand this better, we need to take a closer look at the subject. Here is the update on the topic of feed efficiency for the year 2021.

Read article

Register for free and receive 5 articles as gift of Holstein International

Beef-on-Dairy Programs: Select Sires & Qnetics
Exclusive HI Survey: Selection Traits, Sire Selection, and Experiences with Daughters of Sires
Source the bulls with the highest female fertility and high production
Introducing the Herd-Books around the world: Holstein Canada
Unique Overview: All 200,000 kg/440,000 lb. Holsteins World-wide