food conversion ratio

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food conversion ratio

n
(Veterinary Science) a ratio expressing the weight of food required to produce a unit gain in the live weight of an animal
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The effects of feeding rate on fish growth and feed conversion efficiency have been determined for several species, including Tilapia nilotica (Teshima et al.
However, the inclusion of oregano improved feed conversion efficiency in animals at 43 to 84 days of age.
In addition probiotic regulate intestinal microorganisms and improve feed conversion efficiency.
The study of the influence of gene expression in performance traits like growth rate, feed conversion efficiency, body conformation, disease resistance and sex determination is an opportunity to meet the demands of fish production while ensuring profitability (Liu, 2007).
have better heat tolerance, feed conversion efficiency and disease resistance.
Feed conversion efficiency and genotype by environment interaction: matching a cow with high feed conversion efficiency to a low input, pasture-based environment.
This link was confirmed during a Welsh Black bull trial in Aberystwyth, when nine pedigree bulls were monitored over 70 days for traits such as growth rate, feed conversion efficiency and liveweight gain.
The company''s technology maintains the same ration consistency on a day-to-day basis and is an important aspect of feed conversion efficiency.
Subsequent protection against challenge as measured by weight gain, and feed conversion efficiency was significantly greater (P < 0.
The data obtained were analyzed for specific growth rate (SGR), feed conversion efficiency (FCE), protein efficiency ratio (PER), condition factor (CF), weight gain (WG), moisture, ash and survival, using the following formulae:
Hugh Kerr who emphasized on rumen health and Feed Conversion Efficiency.