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Measure It To Manage It
Mon Apr 7, 2014 01:09 PM CDT

In Red House, Va., seedstock producer Paul Bennett and his family develop and sell 400 bulls a year. He's all too aware of feed costs.

"Our whole goal is to maximize the profit for our commercial customers. Feed efficiency is obviously a big part of profitability. But it has been so difficult to quantify in the past," he said.

For the last three years, Bennett has made use of EPDs (Expected Progeny Differences) for residual average daily gain (RADG). This is a measure of feed efficiency that he has used to help make ...

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