Just wondering how are the maintenance figures acquired on the ICBF data sheet and how are they to be utilized.
They have to come up with some new plan every so often to keep the fools going.
New Maintenace Sub index In Brief - ICBF
" Always keep your eye on the ball, even when its in the refs pocket"
Does that mean that a negative value is preferable to a positive value.
It is far wiser to keep your mouth shut and for everyone to think you are a fool than to open it and be known as a fool.
Who is the fool here, if you follow that lot.
"A higher maintenance sub-index equates to a smaller cow".
This is taken from ICBF website. Is this not contradictory.How can a small cow have a higher maintenance figure.
Smaller cows eat less, therefore they cost less to keep. This makes them more profitable. More profitable equates to a higher €€€ value.
Therefore turning a negative into a positive.
Only thing is bigger cows I presume kill out heavier in the factory when slaughter time comes. I expect all cow beef is consumed somewhere.
"The maintenance sub-index can be used as a rough guide to predict mature cow-live weight". How is this achieved?
It's based on recorded data from all relatives of the cow, like all ICBF data.