Feed conversion makes a big difference to profitability

IMPROVING feed conversion efficiency (FCE) can increase farm productivity and profitability by increasing lamb output with lower feed costs.

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A sheep's feed conversion efficiency can dramatically impact a farm's profitability. Picture courtesy Agriculture Victoria.

Feed is a significant cost in sheep production and Agriculture Victoria researchers have determined that prime lambs and ewes can vary substantially in their feed conversion efficiency.