Fokwaarde voeropname : introductie van fokwaarde voor voeropname in Nederland

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Abstract

Feed costs represent above 50% of the total costs of dairy production, so reducing costs by improving dairy cow feed efficiency is a way to increase profitability. Therefore it is important to improve efficiency of that dairy cattle population. This project has shown that it is possible to breed for more efficient animals, resulting in permanent and cumulative changes in the genetic merit of dairy cows. The breeding value for feed intake is currently integrated in the Better Life Efficiency index for all sires of CRV, and it is under discussing if it will be included in the national index (published by GES) for all bulls in the Netherlands and Flanders.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLivestock Research rapport
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
No.837
ISSN (Print)1570-8616

Keywords

  • breeding value
  • dairy farming
  • milk production
  • feed intake
  • animal breeding
  • cattle husbandry
  • cattle feeding

Cite this

de Haas, Y., & Veerkamp, R. F. (2015). Fokwaarde voeropname : introductie van fokwaarde voor voeropname in Nederland. (Livestock Research rapport; No. 837). Wageningen: Wageningen UR Livestock Research.