Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Field Days and Progress Reports

Click on the year to go to the list of articles. 

2005      2003

1999     1997     1993     1990     1987

1984     1981     1979     1976     1974

1972     1970     1968     1966     1963

2005 Research Update

Download .pdf file here

INTRODUCTION TO FORT KEOGH
AUTHORS
COOPERATING AUTHORS
GENETICS RESEARCH

  • Update on the Bovine Genome Project L.J. Alexander
  • Toward Understanding Variation in Fatness of Beef Cattle M.D. MacNeil, T.W. Geary, Z. Jiang, D.H. Keisler, A.J. Roberts, L.J. Alexander, and E.E. Grings
  • Economic Evaluation of Terminal Sires for Use in Commercial Beef Production M.D. MacNeil
  • Genetic Evaluation of the Ratio of Calf Weaning Weight to Cow Weight M.D. MacNeil

PHYSIOLOGY RESEARCH

  • CIDRs Induce Estrous Cycles, Melengestrol Acetate (MGA) Does Not T.W. Geary, G.W. Perry, and M.F. Smith
  • Using CIDRs and PGF2a to Advance Date of Breeding in Postpartum Beef Cows A.J. Roberts, T.W. Geary, R.P. Ansotegui, J.A. Paterson, and R.N. Funston
  • Synchronizing Estrus in Beef Heifers with a CIDR: A Multi-location Study T.W. Geary, J.E. Larson, G.C. Lamb, J.S. Stevenson, S.K. Johnson, M.L. Day, R.P. Ansotegui, D.J. Kesler, J.M. DeJarnette, D.G. Landblom, and D. Whittier
  • Synchronizing Estrus in Beef Cows with CIDRs: A Multi-location Study T.W. Geary, A.J. Roberts, J.E. Larson, G.C. Lamb, J.S. Stevenson, T.W. Marston, S.K. Johnson,M.L. Day, D.J. Kesler, J.M. DeJarnette, F.N. Schrick, and J.D. Areseneau
  • The Use of Prostaglandin F to Synchronize Estrus in Beef Cattle and Influence Calving Dates R.C. Brooke, A.J. Roberts, and T.W. Geary
  • Does Flunixin Meglumine Improve Pregnancy Establishment in Beef Cattle? T.W. Geary, A.J. Roberts, R.C. Waterman, M.D. MacNeil, E.E. Grings, R.P. Ansotegui, B.D. Thompson, and R.J. Lipsey
  • Use of hCG After Artificial Insemination to Improve Conception Rates in Heifers R.N. Funston, R.J. Lipsey, T.W. Geary, and A.J. Roberts
  • Preventing Pregnancy Losses in Cattle Exposed to Transportation Stress T.W. Geary, M.L. Merrill, R.P. Ansotegui, and P.D. Burns
  • Associations of Growth and Carcass Traits with Attainment of Puberty in Heifers Fed at Two Levels A.J. Roberts, S.I. Paisley, T.W. Geary, E.E. Grings, and M.D. MacNeil

NUTRITION RESEARCH

  • Does Dietary Intake Influence Nutrient Utilization in Developing Heifers? R.C. Waterman, E.E. Grings, T.W. Geary, A.J. Roberts, L.J. Alexander, and M.D. MacNeil
  • Milk Yield of Beef Heifers from Three Calving Systems E.E. Grings, A.J. Roberts, and T.W. Geary
  • Post-Weaning Production of Steers from Varying Calving and Weaning Strategies E.E. Grings, R.E. Short, and R.K. Heitschmidt
  • Season of Calving, Weaning Strategies, and Retained Ownership Effects on Economic Profitability R.E. Kruse, E.E. Grings, W.A. Phillips, and M.W. Tess

RANGELAND RESEARCH

  • Predicting Forage Quality in the Northern Mixed-Grass Prairie M.R. Haferkamp, M.D. MacNeil, and E.E. Grings
  • Development of a Proactive Drought Management Tool R.K. Heitschmidt, R.E. Kruse, L.T. Vermeire, and M.W. Tess
  • Why Can’t We Grow Forage in July and August? R.K. Heitschmidt, L.T. Vermeire, and M.R. Haferkamp
  • Predicting Grass and Leafy Spurge Response to Management M.J. Rinella and R.L. Sheley
  • A Simple Method for Estimating Leafy Spurge Impact on Forage Production M.J. Rinella and R.L. Sheley
  • Heifer Production on Rangeland and Seeded Forages in the Northern Great Plains M.R. Haferkamp, M.D. MacNeil, E.E. Grings, and K.D. Klement
  • Grazing Strategy Effects on Northern Plains Plant Communities L.T. Vermeire, R.K. Heitschmidt, and M.R. Haferkamp
  • Effects of Livestock Removal from Northern Plains Rangelands L.T. Vermeire, R.K. Heitschmidt, and M.R. Haferkamp
  • Fire and Grazing Effects on Vegetation and Biological Soil Crusts J.M. Muscha, L.T. Vermeire, and M.R. Haferkamp
  • First-Year Effects of Summer Fire and Post-fire Grazing J.L. Rose, L.T. Vermeire, and D.B. Wester
  • Grasshopper Egg Mortality Explained by Laying Strategy and Fire Intensity D.H. Branson and L.T. Vermeire

FORT KEOGH PUBLICATIONS (2003 – MAY 2005)
FORT KEOGH PERSONNEL

TOP

2003 Research Report

Download .pdf file here:  

A.      Rangeland Productivity

  • Climate Diagram - Miles City, MT - M.R. Haferkamp
  • Eighty Years of Vegetation and Landscape Changes in the Northern Great Plains—A Photographic Record -K.D. Klement, R.K. Heitschmidt, and C.E. Kay
  • Measuring Carbon Fluxes over Northern Great Plains Rangelands - M.R. Haferkamp and R.K. Heitschmidt
  • Evaluation of Experimental and Released Cool-Season Grass Varieties in the Northern Great Plains - M.R. Haferkamp
  • Annual Bromes—Good or Bad? - M.R. Haferkamp
  • Effects of Sheep Grazing on Grasshopper Population Dynamics and Rangeland Vegetation — D.H. Branson and M.R. Haferkamp

B. Management Strategies for Grazing Livestock

  • Impacts of Various Livestock Grazing Strategies on Northern Great Plains Rangelands - L.T. Vermeire, R.K. Heitschmidt, and M.R. Haferkamp
  • Livestock Performance on Seeded Cool-Season Forages—M.R. Haferkamp, E.E. Grings, R.K. Heitschmidt, and M.D. MacNeil
  • Heifer Production on Seeded Cool-Season Forages—M.R. Haferkamp, M.D. MacNeil, E.E. Grings, R.K. Heitschmidt, and K.D. Klement
  • Grazing and Drought Management - R.K. Heitschmidt, M.R. Haferkamp, and K.D. Klement
  • Drought Management—Do you have to run out of forage before you manage? - R.K. Heitschmidt, K.D. Klement, and R.E. Kruse
  • Effects of Season of Calving and Weaning Age on Cow and Calf Production through Weaning - E.E. Grings, R.E. Short, and R.K. Heitschmidt
  • Performance of Steer Calves Born in the Northern Great Plains in Three Seasons of Calving and Used as Stocker Cattle on Winter Wheat Pasture in the Southern Great Plains - E.E. Grings, W.W. Phillips, R.E. Short, H.S. Mayeux, and R.K. Heitschmidt

C. Enhancing Female Fertility

  • Profitability of Estrous Synchronization with Natural Service - T.W. Geary
  • Development of New Estrous and Ovulation Synchronization Protocols for Use in Beef Cows - T.W. Geary
  • Use of Timed Artificial Insemination with Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone/Prostaglandin Estrous and Ovulation Synchronization Protocols for Use in Beef Cows - T.W. Geary
  • Improvements in Estrous Synchronization Among Beef Heifers—T.W. Geary and R.N. Funston
  • Initiation and Synchronization of Estrous Cycles in Commercial Beef Herds for Natural Service - T.W. Geary
  • Effects of Feeding High Linoleate Safflower Seeds on Weaning and Reproductive Performance of Beef Heifers - T.W. Geary, E.E. Grings, and M.D. MacNeil
  • Effects of Feeding Whole Sunflower Seeds Before Artificial Insemination in Beef Heifers - R.N. Funston and T.W. Geary
  • Prepartum Supplementation with Protein or Fat and Protein for Grazing Cows in Three Seasons of Calving - E.E. Grings, R.E. Short, M. Blümmel, M.D. MacNeil, and R.A. Bellows
  • Effects of Varying Energy Intake and Sire Breed on Duration of Postpartum Anestrus, Insulin-Like Growth Factor, and Growth Hormone in Mature Crossbred Cows - A.J. Roberts and T.G. Jenkins
  • Evaluating New Measurements of Fertility in Beef Cows - T.W. Geary and G.A. Perry
  • Heifer Development Within Three Seasons of Calving - E.E. Grings, R.E. Short, T.W. Geary, and M.D. MacNeil
  • A Model for Determining Risk of Pine Needle Abortion in Cattle Calving at Different Times of the Year—R.E. Short, E.E. Grings, and M.D. MacNeil

D. Genomic Solutions

  • Principles and Applications of Genomics—M.D. Grosz Using Markers to Introduce Novel Genes into Breeding Stocks M.D. Grosz and M.D. MacNeil
  • Finding QTL for Carcass Traits - M.D. MacNeil, M.D. Grosz, and L.B. French
  • Issues in Sampling to Conserve Genetic Diversity within Breeds - M.D. MacNeil, C.K. Kealey, W.L. Lamberson, B.L. Golden, L.B. French, and H. Blackburn
  • Genetic Variation in Caribou and Reindeer - M.A. Cronin, J.C. Patton, N. Balmysheva, and M.D. MacNeil
  • Effects of Sire Misidentification on Estimates of Genetic Parameters for Birth Weight and Weaning Weight of Hereford Cattle - S. Senneke, L.D. VanVleck, and M.D. MacNeil

E. Breeding Systems

  • Effects of Hypermuscularity on Beef Production - M.D. MacNeil, R.E. Short, and E.E. Grings
  • Can Balancing Birth Weight and Growth Enhance Beef Production? - M.D. MacNeil
  • Validation of EPDs (Expected Progeny Differences) - M.D. MacNeil

F. Producing Lean Beef

  • Interactions in Postweaning Production of F1 Cattle from Hereford, Limousin, or Piedmontese Sires - E.E. Grings, R.E. Short, and M.D. MacNeil
  • Feeding and Marketing Cull Cows - R.N. Funston, J.A. Paterson,
  • K.E. Williams, and A.J. Roberts
  • Vaccines Against Reproductive Hormones to Sterilize Stocker Beef Heifers - T.W. Geary and E.E. Grings

G. Forage Quality

  • Effect of Hay Source and Level on Tissue Trace Mineral Concentrations and Apparent Absorption in Growing Steers - E.E. Grings and W.W. Poland
  • Selenium Concentration and Distribution in Range Forages from Four Locations in the Northern Great Plains - T.L. Lawler, J.B. Taylor, E.E. Grings, J.W. Finley, and J. Caton
  • Relationship Between Esophageal Diet Samples, Clipped Forage Samples, and Weight Gain of Steers - M. Blümmel and E.E. Grings
  • Comparison of Elk Fecal and Rumen Microbial Suspension to Predict Feed Degradation and Adaptation - M. Blümmel, R.E. Short, and E.E. Grings
  • A Mechanistic Approach to the Estimation of Intake of Ruminants by Methane Excretion and In Vitro Fermentation Characteristics - M. Blümmel, E.E. Grings, A.R. Moss, and D.I. Givens

Cow Condition Score Table

Directory of Fort Keogh Personnel

top

1999 Field Day Report

Download .pdf file here:  

Forward

The Authors

Producer Recognition Awards

A. Rangeland Productivity

  • Climate Diagram - Miles City, Montana - M.R. Haferkamp
  • Measuring Carbon Fluxes over Northern Great Plains Rangelands - M.R. Haferkamp and R.K. Heitschmidt
  • Influence of Japanese Bromeon Western Wheatgrass - M.R. Haferkamp, R.K. Heitschmidt, M.G. Karl, and M.D. MacNeil
  • Simulated Grazing of Japanese Brome - M.R. Haferkamp, R.K. Heitschmidt, and M.G. Karl
  • Effects of Mechanical Treatments and Climate on Productivity of Northern Great Plains Rangelands - M.R. Haferkamp, R.K. Heitschmidt, J.D. Volesky, and P.O. Currie
  • Seed Bank Dynamics in a Northern Great Plains Rangeland - R.K. Heitschmidt, M.G. Karl, and M.R. Haferkamp
  • Mineral Dynamics of Forages Duringthe Growing Season - E.E. Grings, M.R. Haferkamp, R.K. Heitschmidt, and M.G. Karl
  • Vegetation and Livestock Respond to Brome Removal with Atrazine - M.R. Haferkamp, R.K. Heitschmidt, E.E. Grings, and M.D. MacNeil

B. Management Strategies for Grazing Livestock

  • Impacts of Various Livestock GrazingStrategies on Northern Great Plains Rangelands - R.K. Heitschmidt and M.R. Haferkamp
  • Dietary Composition of Grazing Cattle of Varying Age and Sex - E.E. Grings, R.K. Heitschmidt, R.E. Short, and M.R. Haferkamp
  • Livestock Performance on ImprovedCool-Season Forages - M.R. Haferkamp, R.K. Heitschmidt, and E.E. Grings
  • Grazing and Drought Management - R.K. Heitschmidt, M.R. Haferkamp, and K.D. Klement
  • Management Strategies forGrazing Yearling Cattle - E.E. Grings, R.K. Heitschmidt, R.E. Short, B.S. Hould, and N.R. Bellows
  • Production Efficiency in Cattle of Two Growth Potentials on RangelandDuring Spring-Summer Grazing - E.E. Grings, R.E. Short M.D. MacNeil, M.R. Haferkamp, and D.C. Adams
  • Weaning and Supplement Options for Cow-calf Pairs During Fall Grazing - R.E. Short, E.E. Grings, M.D. MacNeil, R.K. Heitschmidt, and M.R. Haferkamp
  • Effects of Growth Potential and ProteinSupplementation on Steers Grazing Fall Pasture - E.E. Grings, R.E. Short, and D.C. Adams
  • Lowering Beef Cattle Production Costs - R.N. Funston

C. Enhancing Female Fertility

  • Time of Breeding of Replacement Heifers - R.B. Staigmiller, R.A. Bellows, and R.E. Short
  • Effects of Diet, Trace Mineral Supplement, and Progestin Implant on Age at Puberty in Beef Heifers - E.E. Grings, J.B. Hall, R.A. Bellows, R.E. Short, S.E. Bellows, and R.B. Staigmiller
  • Treatment of Prepuberal Heiferswith Melatonin - R.A. Bellows and J.B. Hall
  • Effects of Dietary Fat and Sire Breed onAge at Puberty of Heifers - M.A. Lammoglia, R.A. Bellows, E.E. Grings, and R.E. Short
  • Relationships of Body Composition andMetabolic Status to Puberty in Heifers - J.B. Hall, R.B. Staigmiller, and R.A. Bellows
  • Initiation and Synchronization ofEstrous Cycles In Peripuberal andPostpartum Cows - R.E. Short and M.A. Lammoglia
  • Profitability of Estrous Synchronization with Natural Service - T.W. Geary, R.N. Funston, E.E. Grings, R.A. Bellows, and R.E. Short
  • Development of New Estrous and Ovulation Synchronization Protocols for Use in Beef Cows and Heifers - T.W. Geary and R.N. Funston
  • Effects of Stair-Step Nutrition and Trace Mineral Supplementation on Attainment of Puberty in Beef Heifers of Three Sire Breeds - E.E. Grings, R.B. Staigmiller, R.E. Short, R.A. Bellows, and M.D. MacNeil
  • Rebreeding the First Calf Heifer - R.N. Funston and T.W. Geary

D. Calving Difficulty and Calf Survival

  • Joint Effects of Fetal and Maternal Genotypes on Calving Difficulty - R.A. Bellows, R.B. Staigmiller, and R.E. Short
  • Can Balancing Birth Weight and Growth Improve Calving Ease? - M.D. MacNeil, W.M. Snelling, and J.J. Urick
  • Calving Difficulty in Brahman-Cross Heifers - Calving Difficulty in Brahman-Cross Heifers
  • Effects of Gestation Exercise - R.A. Bellows, R.E. Short, and R.B. Staigmiller
  • Effects of Relaxin on Calving Difficulty - R.W. Caldwell and R.A. Bellows
  • Dietary Protein Effects on Calving Difficulty and Maternal Hormone Patterns - R.A. Bellows, R.B. Staigmiller, and R.E. Short
  • Body Temperature and Hormone InteractionsBefore and After Calving in Beef Cows - M.A. Lammoglia and R.A. Bellows
  • Do Pine Needles Cause Abortions in Species Other than Cattle and Do PineSpecies Other than Ponderosa Cause Abortions? - R.E. Short, E.E. Grings, S. Kronberg, J. Rosazza, and S. Ford
  • Heat Production and Endocrine Patternsof Full Term and Premature Calves Bornto Fat Supplemented Cows - M.A. Lammoglia and R.A. Bellows
  • Further Studies on the Effect of Feeding Fat to Pregnant Heifers on Cold Tolerance of Their Newborn Calves - M.a. Lammoglia and R.A. Bellows
  • Effects of Feeding Supplemental Fat During Gestation on Reproduction in First-Calf Beef Heifers - R.A. Bellows, D.D. Simms, E.E. Grings, D.A. Phelps, S.E. Bellows, N.R. Bellows, R.E. Short, R.N. Funston, and T.W. Geary

E. Genetic Improvement

  • Selecting Beef Cattle to Genetically Increase Profit - M.D. MacNeil and S. Newman
  • "Marker Assisted Selection" Made Easy - M.D. Grosz
  • Effects of Different Statistical Models onPrediction of Expected Progeny Differences - M.D. MacNeil, G.B. Ferreira, N. Gengler, and L.D. VanVleck
  • Identification of the Gene Responsible for the Hereford "White-face" Trait - M.D. Grosz
  • "Comparative Genomics" or How to Find Genes Controlling Economic Traits - E. Antoniou and M.D. Grosz

F. Mating Systems

  • Heterosis and Inbreeding Depression - M.D. MacNeil, F. Pariacote, and L.D. VanVleck
  • Genetic Conservation of Line 1 Hereford Germ Plasm - M.D. MacNeil and R.B. Staigmiller

G. Producing Lean Beef

  • Effects of Growth Potential, Growing-finishing Strategy, and Time on Feed on Performance, Composition, and Efficiencyof Steers - R.E. Short, M.D. MacNeil, E.E. Grings, R.K. Heitschmidt, C.B. Williams, and G.L. Bennett
  • Retained Ownership: a Management Strategy for Cow-calf Producers toIncrease Profitability - M.D. MacNeil, L.W. Van Tassell, S.M. McNeley, R.E. Short, and E.E. Grings
  • Effects of Hypermuscularity on Beef Production - R.E. Short, M.D. MacNeil, and E.E. Grings
  • Comparison of Ultrasound Systems to Predict Marbling in Beef Cattle - M.D. MacNeil, W.O. Herring, L.A. Kriese, K.K. Bertrand, and J. Crouch
  • Dietary Protein Level and Source for Postweaning Production of F1 Cattle from Hereford, Limousin, or Piedmontese sires - E.E. Grings, R.E. Short, and M.D. MacNeil

Staff Directory Appendix A

TOP

1997 Field Day Articles

Download .pdf file here.

A.  Rangeland Productivity

  • Establishment and Spread of Annual Brome
  • Forage Production of Annual Brome
  • Influence of Japanese Brome on Western Wheatgrass
  • Simulated Grazing of Japanese Brome
  • Effects of Mechanical Treatments and Climate on Productivity of Northern Great Plains Rangelands
  • Seed Bank Dynamics in a Northern Great Plains Rangeland
  • Mineral Dynamics of Forages During the Growing Season
  • Measuring Carbon Fluxes over Northern Great Plains Rangelands

B.  Management Strategies for Grazing Livestock

  • Impacts of Various Livestock Grazing Strategies on Northern Great Plains Rangelands
  • Diet Quality of Suckling Calves and Mature Steers on Rangelands
  • Livestock Performance on Improved Cool-Season Forages
  • Grazing and Drought Management
  • Management Strategies for Grazing Yearling Cattle
  • Production Efficiency in Cattle in Two Growth Potentials on Rangeland During Spring-Summer Grazing
  • Weaning and Supplement Options for Cow-Calf Pairs During Fall Grazing
  • Effects of Growth Potential and Protein Supplementation on Steers Grazing Fall Pasture

C.  Establishing Female Fertility

  • Time of Breeding of Replacement Heifers
  • Effects of Diet, Trace Mineral Supplement, and Progestin Implant on Age at Puberty in Beef Heifers
  • Treatment of Prepuberal Heifers with Melatonin
  • Effects of Dietary Fat and Sire Breed on Age at Puberty of Heifers
  • Relationships of Body Composition and Metabolic Status to Puberty in Heifers
  • Initiation and Synchronization of Estrous Cycles in Peripuberal and Postpartum Cows

D.  Calving Difficulty and Calf Survival

  • Joint Effects of Fetal and Maternal Genotypes on Calving Difficulty
  • Can Balancing Birth Weight and Growth Improve Calving Ease?
  • Calving Difficulty in Brahman-Cross Heifers
  • Effects of Gestation Exercise
  • Effects of Relaxin on Calving Difficulty
  • Dietary Protein Effects on Calving Difficulty and Maternal Hormone Patterns
  • Body Temperature and Hormone Interactions Before and After Calving in Beef Cows
  • Do Pine Needles Cause Abortion in Species Other than Cattle and Do Pine Species Other than Ponderosa Cause Abortions?
  • Heat Production and Endocrine Patterns of Full Term and Premature Calves Born to Fat Supplemented Cows

E.  Genetic Improvement

  • Selecting Beef Cattle to Genetically Increase Profit
  • "Marker Assisted Selection" Made Easy
  • Effects of Different Statistical Models on Prediction of Expected Progeny Differences

F.  Mating Systems

  • Heterosis and Inbreeding Depression
  • Genetic Conservation of Line 1 Hereford Germ Plasm

G.  Producing Lean Beef

  • Effects of Growth Potential, Growing-finishing Strategy, and Time on Feed on Performance, Composition, and Efficiency of Steers
  • Retained Ownership: a Management Strategy for Cow-Calf Producers to Increase Profitability
  • Effects of Hypermuscularity on Beef Production
  • Comparison of Ultrasound Systems to Predict Marbling in Beef Cattle

TOP



1993 RESEARCH REPORT RESEARCH & RANGELAND AGRICULTURE; PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Download .pdf file here.

  • Heitschmidt, R.K. (ed.). Research & rangeland agriculture: Past, present & future. 
  • Heitschmidt, R.K. Rangeland agriculture in the 21st century. p. 12-17. 
  • Newman, S. Genetics research at Fort Keogh: A historical perspective. p. 18-25. 
  • MacNeil, M.D. Restricting birth weight and increasing growth in Line 1 Hereford cattle. p. 26-28. 
  • Newman, S. The composite breeding program at Fort Keogh. p. 28-34. 
  • MacNeil, M.D., Reynolds, W.L. and Urick, J.J. Beef cattle breed use in the Northern Great Plains. p. 34-38. 
  • Newman, S., Pomp, D., Muggli-Crockett, N., Moody, D. and MacNeil, M.D. Molecular genetic approaches to beef cattle improvement. p. 38-43. 
  • MacNeil, M.D. and Tess, M.W. The potential importance of cow families as they affect growth from birth to one year of age. p. 43-44. 
  • Newman, S. and MacNeil, M.D. Selecting beef cattle for genetic improvement in profitability. p. 44-49. 
  • MacNeil, M.D., Speer, N. and Brinks, J.S. Genetic relationship of mature size to carcass composition in beef cattle. p. 49-50. 
  • Newman, S., MacNeil, M.D., Short, R.E., Urick, J.J., Nelsen, T.C and Reynolds, W.L. Tradeoffs in growth, fertility, and body composition affecting genetic improvement of beef cattle. p. 50-52. 
  • Bellows, R.A. Beef cattle reproduction research at Fort Keogh: A historical perspective. p. 53-58. 
  • Bellows, R.A. Dystocia research. p. 58-62. 
  • Hall, J.B., Staigmiller, R.B., Bellows, R.A., Short, R.E., Bartlett, S.E. and Phelps, D.A. Hormonal advancement of puberty in heifers. p. 62-64. 
  • Staigmiller, R.B., Bellows, R.A., Short, R.E. and Hall, J.B. Studies on production of embryos. p. 65-66. 
  • Hall, J.B., Staigmiller, R.B., Short, R.E., Bellows, R.A., Bartlett, S.E. and Phelps, D.A. Body composition at puberty in beef heifers as influenced by nutrition and breed. p. 66-70. 
  • Short, R.E., Phelps, D.A., Bellows, R.A., Staigmiller, R.B., Rosazza, J. and Ford, S.P. Pine needle abortion in cattle: Current research. p. 70-74. 
  • Larsen, W.E. and Short, R.E. A new concept in palpation chutes. p. 75-76. 
  • Grings, E.E. Nutrition research at Fort Keogh: A historical perspective. p. 77-82. 
  • Grings, E.E., Adams, D.C., and Short, R.E. Protein supplementation for stocker cattle in the Northern Great Plains. p. 82-84. 
  • Grings, E.E., Haferkamp, M.R. and Heitschmidt, R.K. Mineral dynamics of forage grasses in the Northern Great Plains. p. 85-88. 
  • Short, R.E., Grings, E.E., MacNeil, M.D., Bennett, G.L. and Heitschmidt, R.K. Effects of genotype and management system on postweaning production efficiency and composition of beef. p. 89-92. 
  • Rule, D., Field, R., Ruan, B. and Short, R.E. Effects of sire breed and management on cholesterol and fatty acids in Longissimus muscle of beef cattle. p. 93-96. 
  • Short, R.E., Knapp, B.W., Crosby, L.O., Larsen, W.E. and Duke, H.R. The cow box: Will it work? p. 96-99. 
  • Haferkamp, M.R. Rangeland management research at Fort Keogh: A historical perspective. p. 100-106. 
  • Haferkamp, M.R., Volesky, J.D., Borman, M.M., Heitschmidt, R.K. and Currie, P.O. Effects of mechanical treatments and climatic factors on the productivity of northern mixed-grass prairie. p. 107-109. 
  • Heitschmidt, R.K., Volesky, J.D., Haferkamp, M.R., and Currie, P.O. Effects of mechanical treatments and climatic factors on livestock production in the northern mixed-grass prairie. p. 110-112. 
  • Haferkamp, M.R., Karl, M.G., MacNeil, M.D., Heitschmidt, R.K. and Young, J.A. Japanese brome in the Northern Great Plains. p. 112-118. 
  • Haferkamp, M.R., Adams, D. and Currie, P.O. Regrowth of the RS-hybrid with varying moisture conditions. p. 118-119. 
  • Karl, M.G., Heitschmidt, R.K. and Haferkamp, M.R. Rangeland seed banks. p. 119-123. 
  • Heitschmidt, R.K. Reducing the impact of drought on Northern Great Plains rangelands. p. 123-124. 

  TOP






1990 Field Day Report

RESEARCH FOR RANGELAND BASED BEEF PRODUCTION

Download .pdf file here.

  • MacNeil, M.D. (ed.). 1990. Research for rangeland based beef production. 
  • Adams, D.C. A decade of range beef cattle nutrition research. p. 1-3. 
  • Haferkamp, M.R., Currie, P.O., Volesky, J.D., Knapp, B.W. and Peterson, K.R. Effect of the 1988 drought on seeded rangelands in the Northern Great Plains. p. 4-5. 
  • Borman, M.M., Adams, D.C., Knapp, B.W. and Haferkamp, M.R. Late summer forage value of grasses adapted to saline-sodic soils of the Northern Great Plains. p. 6-9. 
  • Haferkamp, M.R., Adams, D.C., Borman, M.M., Currie, P.O., Knapp, B.W. and Peterson, K.R. Response of the bluebunch wheatgrass-quackgrass hybrid to fertilization and defoliation. p. 9-11. 
  • Short, R.E., Reynolds, W.L., Knapp, B.W., Crosby, L.O., Larsen, W.E., Duke, H.R. and Orme, L.E. Estimating body composition in live cattle. p. 11-14. 
  • Staigmiller, R.B., Short, R.E. and Bellows, R.A. Developing replacement heifers to enhance lifetime productivity. p. 15-16. 
  • Bellows, R.A., Staigmiller, R.B. and Short, R.E. Studies of calving difficulty. p. 16-19. 
  • Short, R.E., Staigmiller, R.B., Bellows, R.A., Adams, D.C. and Berardinelli, J.G. Management of cows to minimize postpartum infertility. p. 20-27. 
  • Staigmiller, R.B., Bellows, R.A. and Short, R.E. Manipulating embryos: New approaches to "real world" questions. p. 27-29. 
  • Short, R.E., Staigmiller, R.B., Adams, D.C., Bellows, R.A., Ford, S.P., Christianson, L.K., Panter, K.E., Pfister, J.A. and James, L.F. Pine needle abortion update. p. 29-32. 
  • Newman, Scott and Ponzoni, R.W. The potential for genetic technology developing breeding objectives. p. 33-37. 
  • Reynolds, W.L., Urick, J.J. and Knapp, B.W. Performance of beef cattle of different biological types under range environments. I. Reproduction and calf growth rate. p. 37-39. 
  • Urick, J.J., Reynolds, W.L., MacNeil, M.D. and Knapp, B.W. Performance of beef cattle of different biological types under range environments. II. Postweaning growth and carcass characteristics of first-cross steers and three-breed cross heifers and steers. p. 39-46. 
  • MacNeil, M.D., Urick, J.J., Knapp, B.W., Newman, S. and Golden, B. A genetic history of Line 1 Hereford cattle: 55 years of selection for growth. p. 47-49. 

TOP



1984 FIELD DAY

FORT KEOGH LIVESTOCK AND RANGE RESEARCH STATION - SEPTEMBER 10, 1984 

download .pdf file here:  

  • Woodward, R.R. The Origin of Line 1. p. i-ii. 
  • Dickenson, H.H. The influence of Line 1 in the Hereford breed. p. iii. 
  • Bellows, R.A. and Pahnish, O.F. Some effects of genotype x location interactions on productivity of Hereford cattle. p. l-7. 
  • Urick, J.J., Reynolds, W.L. and Bellows, R.A. A selection experiment to control birth weight in beef cattle. p. 8-10. 
  • Nelsen, T.C., Short, R.E., Urick, J.J. and Reynolds, W.L. Selection criteria study. p. ll-13. 
  • Urick, J.J., Reynolds, W.L. and Knapp, B.W. Comparisons of two- and three-breed rotation and a beef X beef synthetic variety for production of beef calves. II. Beef X Brown Swiss synthetic as a system for calf production. p. 14-18. 
  • Reynolds, W.L. and Urick, J.J. Performance of range-raised, first-cross beef cattle of different biological types on the range. p. 18-24. 
  • Reynolds, W.L., Miller, R.J., Bellows, R.A. and Stanley, M.E. Growth rate and carcass characteristics of crossbred steers on different management systems. p. 24-31. 
  • Nelsen, T.C., Short, R.E., Phelps, D.A. and Staigmiller, R.B. Influence of mature cows on growth rates and puberty in heifers. p. 31-33. 
  • Staigmiller, R.B. and Brownson, R.M. Use of Ralgro in the beef industry. p. 34-37. 
  • Short, R.E. and James, L.F. Pine needle abortion in cattle: A review and report on recent research. p. 37-43. 
  • Adams, D.C. Grazing behavior and supplementation of range cattle during the fall-winter periods. p. 43-45. 
  • Cochran, R.C. and Adams, D.C. Cubed alfalfa hay as a protein supplement for cows grazing fall-winter range. p. 46-48. 
  • White, R.S. and Currie, P.O. Comparative evaluation of mechanical, chemical, and burning practices for plains silver sagebrush control. p. 48-51. 
  • Walton, T.P., White, R.S. and Wambolt, C.L. Factors affecting reproduction in plains silver sagebrush. p. 51-53. 
  • Currie, P.O., White, R.S. and Erickson, L.R. Rangeland improvement machine. p. 54-58. 
  • Bellows, R.A. Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Station. p. 59-68. 

TOP





1981 FIELD DAY LIVESTOCK AND RANGE RESEARCH STATION- SEPTEMBER 18, 1981 

download .pdf file here:

  • Bellows, R.A. The Livestock and Range Research Station. p. 1-9. 
  • Newman, C.W. and Elliott, D.O. Current swine research. p. 9-13. 
  • Pursel, V.G. Boar semen and estrus synchronization. p. 14-16. 
  • Reynolds, W.L., Urick, J.J. and Pahnish, O.F. Biological types of beef cattle under range environments. p. 17-24. 
  • Urick, J.J., Reynolds, W.L. and Pahnish, O.F. Selection to control birth weights. p. 21-23. 
  • Short, R.E. The postpartum cow - calving to rebreeding. p. 24-26. 
  • Staigmiller, R.B. The effects of Ralgro on reproduction. p. 27-30. 
  • Bellows, R.A. Some nutrition effects on birth weight and calving difficulty and relationships of feeding time and calving. p. 30-35. 
  • Currie, P.O., Truscott, D.R. and White, R.S. Animal preference and factors affecting plant selection. p. 38-40. 
  • Kartchner, R.J. and Adams, D.C. Nutrition research. p. 35-38. 
  • Currie, P.O., Truscott, D.R. and White, R.S. Animal preference and factors influencing plant selection of a hybrid grass. p. 38-40. 
  • White, R.S. and Currie, P.O. Prescribed burning of northern mixed grass prairies. p. 40-43. 
  • White, R.S. and Currie, P.O. Stand establishment of seeded grass species. p. 44-47. 

TOP




1979 Field Day
BEEF CATTLE AND RANGE FIELD DAY-LIVESTOCK AND RANGE RESEARCH STATION 

MAY 10, 1979 

download .pdf file here:

  • Woodward, R.R. Current Research with Line 1 Herefords. p. 1. 
  • Urick, J.J., Pahnish, O.F. and Woodward, R.R. A study of improvement obtained in Line 1 cattle over a 22 year period. p. 2. 
  • Reynolds, W.L., Urick, J.J. and Pahnish, O.F. Biological types of beef cattle under range environments. p. 3-4. 
  • Staigmiller, R.B., Moseley, W.M., Bellows, R.A. and Short, R.E. Management of replacement beef heifers. p. 5. 
  • White, R.S., Lohmiller, R.G. and Currie, P.O. Forage production on alkaline soils. p. 6. 
  • Bellows, R.A. and Short, R.E. Factors affecting dystocia in heifers (Table only). p. 7. 
  • Short, R.E. and Bellows, R.A. Relationships among pelvic area, birth weight and percent calving difficulty. p. 8. 
  • Bellows, R.A. Recommended scoring system for bulls. p. 9. 
  • Bellows, R.A. and Carr, J.B. Condition score guidelines for scores 1 to 10. p. 10. 
  • White, R.S. The effects of seedling size on winter injury and stand establishment. p. 11. 

TOP



 

1976 Field Day

May 20, 1976

download .pdf file here:  

  • Bellows, R.A., Short, R.E. and Staigmiller, R.B. Recent physiology research at the U. S. Range Livestock Experiment Station. p. 1-6. 
  • Pahnish, O.F. Plans for a study of biological types of cattle under range and other environments. p. 7-12.
  • Newman, C.W. and Elliott, D.O. Supplementing Montana barley for growing-finishing pigs. p. 13-20. 
  • Wight, J.R. Management practices for increasing range forage production. p. 21-30. 
  • Kartchner, R.J. What's new in range nutrition? p. 31-32. 

TOP


 

1974 Field Day
BEEF CATTLE FIELD DAY U.S. RANGE LIVESTOCK EXPERIMENT STATION-

MAY 31, 1974 

download .pdf file from here:  

  • Varner, L.W. Supplementing diets of beef cows with methionine hydroxy analog. p. 1-8. 
  • Clanton, D.C. Integrating intensive beef production methods into a ranching operation. p. 9-15. 
  • Connell, M.R. Outline of presentation. p. 16. 
  • Pahnish, O.F. A new project: Growth, development and maternal performance of different biological types of beef cattle. p. 17-18. 
  • Urick, J.J. Improving beef cattle through selection. p. 19-21. 
  • Short, R.E. and Randel, R.D. Present status of basic reproduction research. p. 22-30. 

TOP


1972 Field Day
BEEF CATTLE FIELD DAY U.S. RANGE LIVESTOCK EXPERIMENT STATION-APRIL 28, 1972 

download .pdf file here:

  • Urick, J.J. Bulls vs. steers--growth and performance. p. 1-10. 
  • Glimp, H.A. The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center Cattle Germ Plasm Evaluation Program. p. 11-25. 
  • Coulter, K.A. Beef cattle productivity records -- Another tool for the rancher. p. 26-28. 
  • Raleigh, R.J. Manipulating livestock management to maximize production from the forage resource. p. 29-33. 
  • Pahnish, O.F. Investigation of effects of crossbreeding and adaptation to environment on beef production. p. 34-38. 
  • Urick, J.J. Selection and linecrossing studies at the Miles City Station. p. 39-42. 
  • Varner, L.W. Summary of nutrition research at the U. S. Range Livestock Experiment Station. p. 43-45. 
  • Short, R.E. What controls the estrous cycle of a cow? p. 46-48. 
  • Randel, R.D. Planned research and some results on the effect of mating stimuli on LH and ovulation in the cow. p. 49-51. 
  • Bellows, R.A. Studies on calving difficulty and multiple births. p. 52-56. 

TOP


1970 Field Day
BEEF CATTLE FIELD DAY U.S. RANGE LIVESTOCK EXPERIMENT STATION-

MAY 8, 1970 

download .pdf file here:

  • Pahnish, O.F. Current status of crossbreeding research. p. 1-11. 
  • Short, R.E. Relationships among weight gains, age at puberty and reproductive performance in heifers. p. 12-17. 
  • Wiltbank, N.H., Jr. Some factors related to calving difficulty. p. 18-23. 
  • Bellows, R.A. Multiple births and artificial rearing of calves. p. 24-29. 
  • Urick, J.J. Some body weight relationships in cows and calves raised on the range. p. 30-38.

TOP


1968 Field Day
BEEF CATTLE FIELD DAY U.S. RANGE LIVESTOCK EXPERIMENT STATION-

MAY 3, 1968 

download .pdf file here:

  • Pahnish, O.F. Adaptation and cattle productivity. p. 1-6.
  • Urick, J.J. Effects of linecrossing on postweaning performance of beef cattle. p. 7-13. 
  • Pahnish, O.F. Effects of crossbreeding on postweaning performance of beef cattle. p. 14-19. 
  • Urick, J.J. Maternal effects on weaning weights and grades of calves from crossbred and linecross dams. p. 20-23. 
  • Blackwell, R.L. Genetic aspects of protein components in milk of beef cows. p. 24-26. 
  • Urick, J.J. Comparisons of weanling calves produced under two systems of linecrossing. p. 27-29. 
  • Pahnish, O.F. A comparison of weanling calves produced under two systems of crossbreeding. p. 30-34. 
  • Bellows, R.A. Range supplement, grass moisture and reproductive efficiency. p. 35-39. 
  • Anderson, D.C. Some causes of calf losses. p. 40-44. 
  • Houston, W.R. Interseeding for range improvement in the Northern Great Plains. p. 45-50. 

TOP


1966 Field Day
BEEF CATTLE FIELD DAY U.S. RANGE LIVESTOCK EXPERIMENT STATION  APRIL 29,1966 

download .pdf file here:

  • Blackwell, R.L. Expected changes in economically important traits through single trait selection in beef cattle. p. 1-4. 
  • Thompson, G.S. Rations and present feeding procedures used in measuring performance of bulls and steers. p. 5-8. 
  • Urick, J.J. Improving beef carcasses -- preliminary results. p. 9-11.
  • Pahnish, O.F. Adaptation of cattle to different environments. Research plan and preliminary observations. p. 12-16.
  • Brinks, J.S. Hybrid vigor from crossing inbred lines. p. 17-19. 
  • Pahnish, O.F. Hybrid vigor from crossing beef cattle breeds. p.20-24. 
  • Bellows, R.A. Some effects of breed crossing on reproductive performance. p. 25-29. 
  • Riley, T.M. Maternal qualities in crossbred and linecross heifers -- preliminary observations. p. 30-33. 
  • Gibson, R.B. Effects of nutrition on puberty in beef heifers. p. 34-37. 
  • Houston, W.R. Crested wheatgrass-alfalfa and Russian wildrye-alfalfa spring pastures for beef cattle. p. 38-42. 

TOP


 

1963 Field Day
UNITED STATES RANGE LIVESTOCK EXPERIMENT STATION FIELD DAY- 

MAY 24,1963 

download .pdf file here:

  • Brinks, J.S. Predicting body proportions of beef cattle by photogrammetry. p. 1-7. 
  • Bellows, R.A. Preliminary results of reproductive physiology and growth studies at the U.S. Range Livestock Experiment Station. p. 7-13. 
  • Warwick, E.J. Performance testing as it affects the beef cattle industry. p. 15-18. 
  • Urick, J.J. Preliminary results from crossing of Hereford inbred lines at the U.S. Range Livestock Experiment Station. p. 19-22. 
  • Kieffer, N.M. Preliminary results from breed crossing for increased beef production at the U.S. Range Livestock Experiment Station. p. 23-26. 
  • Houston, W.R. Some methods of range improvement. p. 27-28. 
  • Temple, R.S. Predicting live animal fat and muscle tissue with ultrasonics. p. 29-32. 

TOP

  


Last Modified: 8/9/2013