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23 – Net Feed Intake – Post Weaning

Net Feed Intake (Post Weaning) EBVs are estimates of genetic differences between animals in feed intake at a standard weight and rate of weight gain when animals are in a growing phase.

NFI-P EBVs are calculated from the differences in the amount of feed consumed by animals in feed efficiency trials where animals are placed in a feedlot while in a growing phase, and are expressed in kilogram per day units.

Lower NFI-P EBVs indicate the animal is expected to produce progeny that eat less feed per day, relative to their weight and rate of weight gain.