At the genetic evaluation in August 2019, NAV will for the first time publish breeding values related to feed efficiency. There will be a new sub-index called Saved feed, which is an index that in the future will include two breeding values, maintenance efficiency and metabolic efficiency. In August however, only maintenance efficiency goes into the index, but metabolic efficiency will follow as soon as development work is finalized. Saved feed gives a dairy farmer the opportunity to breed for cows that are more feed efficient.
Read more about the new Saved feed index.