EcoFeed: All you need to know about Cogent’s new feed efficiency index

In order to help cattle producers breed more efficient animals, Cogent has launched a new feed efficiency index called EcoFeed that’s a holistic approach to genetic selection based on progeny testing of females.

It aims to identify sires that produce offspring which consume relatively less feed while maintaining production levels to boost farm profitability and sustainability.

So far, about 140,000 dairy females around the world have received a genomic EcoFeed evaluation, claims Cogent.