Summary and Implications
Fifteen Angus first-calf heifers were evaluated for feed intake utilizing the Feed Intake Monitoring System developed at ISU. Average dry matter intake for the 142- day period was 4718 pounds with over a 3100 pound range in female feed intake. On a daily basis, the low to high spread in daily dry matter intake was 24.7 to 46.6 pounds.
Iowa State University
Strohbehn, Daryl R. and Dahlke, Garland
"Relationship between Feed Efficiency Measures during the
Heifer Development Stage and Measures Taken During First
Lactation in Purebred Angus—Progress Report,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 655, ASL R2399.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol655/iss1/22