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GENETICS ARTICLES

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Leesburg, V.L., MacNeil, M.D., Neser, F.C. 2014. Influence of Miles City Line 1 on the United States Hereford Population. Journal of Animal Science 92:2387-2394.

Matjuda, L.E., MacNeil, M.D., Maiwashe, A., Leesburg, V.R., Malatje, M. 2014. Index-in-retrospect and breeding objectives characterizing genetic improvement programmes for South African Nguni cattle. South African Journal of Animal Science 44(2):161-172.

Cronin, M.A., MacNeil, M.D., Vu, N., Lessburg, V., Blackburn, H.D., Derr, J.N. 2013. Genetic Variation and Differentiation of Bison (Bison bison) Subspecies and Cattle (Bos taurus) Breeds and Subspecies The Journal of Heredity 104:500-509.

Leesburg, V.L.R., MacNeil, M.D., van Marle-Koster, E., Mapholi, O., Neser, F.W.C. 2013. Impact of Line 1 germplasm on South African Hereford cattle. SA Journal of Animal Science 43(2):153-158.

Cronin, M.A., MacNeil, M.D. 2012. Genetic Relationships of Extant Brown Bears (Ursus arctos) and Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) Journal of Heredity 103(6):873-881.

MacNeil, M.D., Lopez-Villalobos, N., and Northcutt, S.L. 2011. A prototype national cattle evaluation for feed intake and efficiency of Angus cattle. Journal of Animal Science 11:R102 (online serial). 

MacNeil, M.D. and Vukasinovic, N. 2011. A prototype national cattle evaluation for sustained reproductive success in Hereford cattle. Journal of Animal Science 89:1712-1718. 

Jiang, Z., Michael, J., Wu, X., Pan, Z., and MacNeil, M.D. 2011. The Heparan and Heparin metabolism pathway is involved in regulation of fatty acid composition.  International Journal of Biological Sciences 7(5):659-663.

Tang, G., Stewart-Smith, J., Plastow, G., Moore, S., Basarab, J., MacNeil, M.D., and Wang, Z. 2011. Opitimizing a beef production system using specialized sire and dam lines. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 91:353-361. 

Zhihua, J., Michal, J.J., Wu, X-L., Pan, Z., and MacNeil, M.D. 2011. The Heparan and Heparin Metabolism pathway is involved in regulation of fatty acid composition. International Journal of Biological Science 7:659-663. 

Daniels, T.F., Wu, X., Pan, Z., Michal, J.J., Wright, R.W., Kililnger, K.M., MacNeil, M.D., and Jiang, Z. 2010. The reverse cholesterol transport pathway improves understanding of genetic networks for fat deposition and muscle growth in beef cattle. PLoS One 5(12): e15203. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015203. 

MacNeil, M.D., Nkrumah, J.D., Woodward, B.W., and Northcutt, S. 2010. Genetic evaluation of Angus cattle for carcass marbling using ultrasound and genomic indicators. Journal of Animal Science. 88:517-522.

Alexander, L.J., Kuehn, L.A., Smith, T.P., Matukumalli, L.K., Mote, B., Koltes, J.E., Reecy, J., Geary, T.W., Rule, D.C., MacNeil, M.D. 2009. A Limousin specific myostatin allele affects longissimus muscle area and fatty acid profiles in a Wagyu-Limousin F2 population. Journal of Animal Science 87:1576-1581.

Elsik, C.G., Gibbs, R., Skow, L., Tellam, R., Weinstock, G., Worley, K., Kappes, S.M., Green, R.D., Alexander, L.J., Bennett, G.L., Carroll, J.A., Chitko Mckown, C.G., Hamernik, D.L., Harhay, G.P., Keele, J.W., Liu, G., Macneil, M.D., Matukumalli, L.K., Rijnkels, M., Roberts, A.J., Smith, T.P., Snelling, W.M., Stone, R.T., Waterman, R.C., White, S.N. 2009. The Genome Sequence of Taurine Cattle: A Window to Ruminant Biology and Evolution. Science. 324:522-528.

Jiang, Z., Michal, J.J., Chen, J., Daniels, T.F., Kunej, T., Garcia, M.D., Gaskins, C.T., Busboom, J.R., Alexander, L.J., Wright, R.W., MacNeil, M.D. 2009. Discovery of novel genetic networks associated with 19 economically important traits in beef cattle. International Journal of Biological Sciences 5:528-542.

MacNeil, M.D.2009. Invited Review: Research contributions from 75 years of breeding Line 1 Hereford cattle at Miles City, Montana. Journal of Animal Science 87:2489-2501.

Marquez, G.C., Enns, R.M., Grosz, M.D., Alexander, L.J., MacNeil, M.D. 2009. Quantitative trait loci with effects on feed efficiency traits in Hereford x composite double backcross populations. Animal Genetics 40:986-988.

Jiang, Z., Michal, J.J., Tobey, D.J., Daniels, T.F., Rule, D.C., MacNeil, M.D. 2008. Significant associations of stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD1) gene with fat deposition and composition in skeletal muscle. International Journal of Biological Sciences 4(6):345-351.

Jiang, Z., Michal, J.J., Tobey, D.J., Wang, Z., MacNeil, M.D., Magnuson, N.S. 2008. Comparative understanding of UTS2 and UTS2R genes for their involvement in type 2 diabetes melitus. International J. Biol. Sci. 4:96-102.

MacNeil, M.D. and Northcutt, S.L. 2008. National cattle evaulation system for combined analysis of carcass characteristics and indicator traits recorded using ultrasound in Angus cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 86:2518-2524.

Spangler, M.L., Sapp, R.L., Bertrand, J.K., MacNeil, M.D., Rekaya, R. 2008. Different methods of selecting animals for genotyping to maximize the amount of genetic information known in the population. J. Anim. Sci. 86:2471-2479.

Sprangler, M.L., Robbins, K.R., Bertrand, J.K., MacNeil, M.D., Rekaya, R. 2009. Ant colony optimization as a method for strategic genotype sampling. Animal Genetics 40:308-314.

Tshipuliso, N.O.M., Alexander, L.J., Geary, T.W., Snelling, W.M., Rule, D.C., Koltes, J.E., Mote, B.E., MacNeil, M.D. 2008. Mapping quantitative trait loci for fatty acid composition that segreate between Wagyu and Limousin. South African J. Anim. Sci. 38:126-130.

Tshipuliso, N.O., Alexander, L.J., Koltes, J.E., Ehlers, K., Leesburg, V.L., and MacNeil, M.D. 2008.  Structural assessment of backcrossing using microsatellite markers. South African Journal of Science 38(4):290-292.

Alexander, L.J., Geary, T.W., Snelling, W.M., and MacNeil, M.D. 2007. Quantitative trait loci with additive effects on growth and carcass traits in a Wagyu-Limousin F2 population. Anim. Genet. 38:413-416.

Alexander, L.J., Juneja, B., Shiroma, D., Nonneman, D.J., Snelling, W.M., Fahrenkrug, S.C. 2007. Comparative and physical mapping of 112 previously reported and 105 new porcine microsatellites. Animal Genetics 38:584-594.

Alexander, L.J., MacNeil, M.D., Geary, T.W., Snelling, W.M., Rule, D.C., and Scanga, J.A. 2007. Quantitiative trait loci with additive effects on palatability and fatty acid composition of meat in a Wagyu-Limousin F2 population. Anim. Genet. 38:506-513. 

 

MacNeil, M.D. 2007. Retrospective analysis of selection applied to a ratio. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 57:85-88.

MacNeil, M.D., Cronin, M.D., Blackburn, H.D., Richards, C.M., Lockwood, D. R., and Alexander, L.J. 2007. Genetic relationship between feral cattle from Chirikof Island, Alaska, and other breeds. Animal Genetics 38:193-197.

MacNeil, M.D., Matjuda, E. 2007. Breeding objectives for Angus and Charolais specialized sire lines for use in the emerging sector of South African beef production. South African Journal of Animal Science 37(1):1-10.

Alexander, L.J., Juneja, B., Fahrenkrug, S. 2006. Isolation and radiation hybrid mapping of 213 porcine microsatellites. Animal Genetics 37(6):596-597.

Cronin, M.D., MacNeil, M.D., and Patton, J.C. 2006. Mitochondrial dna and microsatellite dna variation in domestic reindeer (rangifer tarandus tarandus) and relationships with wild caribou (r.t. granti, r.t. groenlandicus, r.t. caribou). Journal of Heredity doi:10.1093/jhered/es1012.

MacNeil, M.D., T.W. Geary, G.A. Perry, A.J. Roberts, and L.J. Alexander. 2006. Genetic partitioning of variation in ovulatory follicle size and probability of pregnancy in beef cattle. Journal of Animal Science 84:1646-1650.

MacNeil, M.D. and T.B. Mott. 2006. Genetic analysis of gain from birth to weaning, milk production, and udder conformation in Line 1 Hereford cattle. Journal of Animal Science 84:1639-1645.

Kealey, C.G., M. D. MacNeil, M. W. Tess, T. W. Geary, and R. A. Bellows. 2006. Genetic Parameter Estimates for Scrotal Circumference and Semen Characteristics of Yearling Line 1 Hereford Bulls. Journal of Animal Science 84:283-290.

Cronin, M.W., MacNeil, M.D., and Patton, J.C. 2005.Variation in mitochondrial dna and microsatellite dna in caribou (rangifer tarandus) in North America.  Journal of Mammalogy 86:495-505.

MacNeil, M.D.2005. Genetic evaluation of the ratio of calf weaning weight to cow weight.  Journal of Animal Science 83:794-802.

MacNeil, M.D. 2005. Mathematical models: production systems. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Science. Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, New York p. 612-614.

MacNeil, M.D. 2005. Beef cattle management: crossbreeding. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Science. Marcel Dekker, inc. New York, New York p. 61-64.

MacNeil, M.D. and Cronin, M.A. 2005. Mathematical models: population dynamics. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Science. Marcel Dekker, Inc. p. 609-311.

MacNeil, M.D. and Heitschmidt, R.K. 2005. Beef cattle management: extensive. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Science. Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, New York p. 65-67.

Wu, X.L., MacNeil, M.D., De, S., Xiao, Q.J., Michal, J.J., Gaskins, C.T., Reeves, J.J., Busboom, J.R., Wright Jr., R.W., and Jiang, Z. 2005. Evaluation of candidate gene effects for beef backfat via bayesian model selections. Genetica 125:103-113.

De, S., MacNeil, M.D., Wu, X.L., Michal, L.L., Xiao, Q., Garcia, M.D., Griffin, K.B., Gaskins, C.T., Reeves, J.J., and Busboom, J.R. 2004.Detection of quantitative trait loci for marbling and backfat in Wagyu X Limousin F2 crosses using a candidate gene approach. Proceedings of the Western Section, American Society of Animal Science 55:95-98.

 

Fahrenkrug, S., Wagner, M., Morrison, L., and Alexander, L.J. 2004.Map assignments of 373 previously unreported porcine microsatellites. Animal Genetics 36:76-86.

Kealey, C.G., MacNeil, M.D., Tess, M.W., Geary, T.W., and Bellows, R.A.2004.Genetic parameter estimates for yearling scrotal circumferences and semen traits of line 1 Hereford bulls. Proceedings of the Western Section, American Society of Animal Science 55:36-39.

MacNeil, M.D.2004.Multiple sire mating: an experimental perspective. Beef Improvement Federation Proceedings p. 59-62.

Mickelson, J.R., Wagner, M.L., Goh, G., Wu, J.T., Morrison, L.Y., Alexander, L.J., Raudsepp, T., Skow, L.C., Chowdhary, B.P.,  Swinburne, J.E., and Binns, M.M. 2004.Thirty-five new equine microsatellite loci assigned to genetic linkage and radiation hybrid maps. Animal Genetics 35:481-484.   

Reisenauer, V.L. and M.D. MacNeil.2004.SAS® tools to facilitate QTL discovery. Proceedings of the Western Section, American Society of Animal Science 55:126-129.

 

Robic, A., T. Faraut, N. Iannuccelli, Y. Lahbib-Mansais, V. Cantegrel, L.J. Alexander, and D. Mian. 2004. A new contribution to the integration of human and porcine maps: 623 new points of homology. Cytogenet. Gen. Res. 102: 100-108.

 

Rogers, P.L., Gaskin, C.T., Johnson, K.A., and MacNeil, M.D. 2004.Evaluating longevity of composite beef females using survival analysis techniques. J. Anim. Sci. 82:860-866.

 

Senneke, S.L., M.D. MacNeil, and L.D. Van Vleck. 2004. Effects of sire misidentification on estimates of genetic parameters for birth and weaning weights in Hereford cattle. Journal of Animal Science 82:2307-2312.

 

Wagner, M.L.,. G. Goh, J.T. Wu, T. Raudsepp, L.Y. Morrison, L.J. Alexander, L.S. Skow, B.P. Chowdhary, and J.R. Mickelson. 2004.Radiation hybrid mapping of 75 previously unreported equine microsatellite loci. Anim. Genet. 35:68-71.

 

Wagner, M.L., G. Goh, J.T. Wu, L.Y. Morrison, L.J. Alexander, T. Raudsepp, L.C. Skow, B.P. Chowdhary, and J.R. Mickelson. 2004.Sixty-seven new equine microsatellite loci assigned to the equine radiation hybrid map. Animal Genetics 35:484-486.  

Cronin, M.A., Patton, J.C., and MacNeil, M.D. 2003. Genetic variation in reindeer and wild caribou (Rangifer tarandus). Animal Genetics, v. 34. p. 33-41.

MacNeil, M.D.  2003. Genetic evaluation of an index of birth weight and yearling weight to improve efficiency of beef production. Journal of  Animal Science 81:2425-2433.

Rogers, P.L., Gaskins, C.T., Johnson, K.A., and MacNeil, M.D. 2003. Risk factors associated with culling females in a composite beef herd. Proc. West. Sec. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 54:68-71.

 

MacNeil, M.D. and Grosz, M.D.  2002. Genome-wide scans for QTL affecting carcass traits in Hereford x composite double backcross populations. J. Anim. Sci. 80:2316-2324.

Cronin, M.A., Patton, J.C., and MacNeil, M.D. 2002. Genetic variation in domestic reindeer and wild caribou (Rangifer tarandus). Proc. West. Sec. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 53:138-141.

Kealey, C.G., MacNeil, M.D. and Golden, B.L. 2002. Genetic distance between a multi-breed composite and two inbred lines of Hereford cattle. Proc. West. Sec. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 53:127-131.

MacNeil, M.D. and Grosz, M.D. 2002. A genome-wide scan for QTL affecting carcass traits at constant fat depth in a Hereford x composite double backcross population. Proc. West. Sec. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 53:132-134.

Herring, W.O. and MacNeil, M.D. 2001. An overview of the 1999Angus sire alliance. Proc. Beef Improvement Federation p. 147-157.

MacNeil, M.D., Frahm, R.R., Flora, L.F., and Mirando, M. 2001. Integrated research to strengthen global competitiveness of American animal agriculture. FAIR 2002. Handout.

 

MacNeil, M.D., R.E. Short, and E.E. Grings. 2001. Characterization of topcross progenies from Hereford, Limousin, and Piedmontese sires. J. Anim. Sci. 79:1751-1756.

MacNeil, M.D. 2001. Comparison of mass selection by independent culling levels for below average birth weight and greater yearling weight with single-trait mass selection for greater yearling weight in Line 1 Hereford cattle. Proc. Beef Improvement Federation. p. 125-128.

 

Grosz, M.D. and MacNeil, M.D. 2000. Putative quantitative trait locus affecting birth weight on bovine chromosome 2.   J. Anim. Sci. 79:68-72.

 

MacNeil, M.D., Urick, J.J. and Decoudu, G. 2000. Characteristics of Line 1 Hereford females resulting from selection by independent culling levels for below-average birth weight and high yearling weight or by mass selection for high yearling weight. J. Anim. Sci. 78:2292-2298.

 

MacNeil, M.D. and Mott, T.B. 2000. Using genetic evaluations for growth and maternal gain from birth to weaning to predict energy requirements of Line 1 Hereford beef cows. J. Anim. Sci. 78:2299-2304.

MacNeil, M.D. 2000. Engaging information: With the introduction of carcass EPDs, Charolais breeders need to know how all of this information can be used for better genetic selection. Charolais J. p. 58, January 2000.

 

Antoniou, E., Hirst, B.J., Grosz, M., and Skidmore, C.J. 1999. A single strand conformational polymorphism in the bovine gene STAT5A. Animal Genetics 30:232.

 

Antoniou, E., and Grosz, M. 1999. PCR based detection of bovine myostatin Q204X mutation. Animal Genetics 30:231-232.

 

Antoniou, E., Womack, J.E., and Grosz, M.D. 1999. Synteny mapping of five human chromosome 7 genes on bovine chromosomes 4 and 21. Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics 84:121-124.

 

Ferreira, G.B., MacNeil, M.D., and Van Vleck, L.D. 1999. Variance components and breeding values for growth traits from different statistical models. J. Anim. Sci. 77:2641-2650.

Grosz, M.D., Fahrenkrug, S., and MacNeil, M.D. 1999. Comparative positional candidate cloning: KIT as a candidate gene for the Hereford coat colour phenotype. International Symposium, Candidate Genes for Animal Health. Special Issue, 42: 160-162.

 

Grosz, M.D. and MacNeil, M.D. 1999. The "spotted" locus maps to bovine chromosome 6 in a Hereford-cross population. J. of Heredity 90(1):233-236.

Kress, D.D. and MacNeil, M.D. 1999. Crossbreeding beef cattle for western range environments. WCC-1 Publication #TB-99-1. p. 1-21. May 1999.

 

MacNeil, M.D., Short, R.E., and Urick, J.J. 1999. Progeny testing sires selected by independent culling levels for below-average birth weight and high yearling weight or by mass selection for high yearling weight. J. Anim. Sci. 77:2345-2351.

MacNeil, M.D. 1999. Looking at breeder obligations and expectations in performance testing. Proc., Beef Improvement Federation. p. 131-134.

Stockburger, E. M., Green, R. D., Wood, W. O., Holm, T., MacNeil, M. D., Schafer, D. W., Yemm, R. S., and Berg-Ramsey, J. 1999. Determination of the stringency of DNA microsatellite marker genotypes for use in individual animal identification. Proc. West. Sec. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 50:55-58.

Stockburger, E. M., Green, R. D., Wood, W. O., Holm, T., MacNeil, M. D., Schafer, D. W., Yemm, R. S., and Berg-Ramsey, J. 1999. Determination of the stringency of DNA microsatellite marker genotypes for use in individual animal identification. 1999Beef Program Report, ColoradoStateUniversity. p. 209-216.

Grosz, M.D. 1998. "Marker assisted selection" made easy. Proc. International Beef Symposium. Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, Jan. 6-8, 1998. Pp. 1-4.

 

MacNeil, M.D., Urick, J.J., and Snelling, W.M. 1998. Comparison of selection by independent culling levels for below-average birth weight and high yearling weight with mass selection for high yearling weight in Line 1 Hereford cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 76:458-467.

MacNeil, M.D., Newman, S., Lamberson, W.R., and Hochman, Z. 1998. Decision support systems to aid beef producers in choosing a crossbreeding strategy. Proc. of the 6 thWorld Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. Pp. 437-440.

 

Pariacote, F., Van Vleck, L.D., and MacNeil, M.D. 1998. Effects of inbreeding and heterozygosity on preweaning traits in a closed population of Herefords under selection. J. Anim. Sci. 76(5):1303-1310.

 

Gengler, N., Van Vleck, L.D., MacNeil, M.D., Misztal, I., and Pariacote, F.A. 1997. Influence of dominance relationships on the estimation of dominance variance with sire-dam subclass effects. J. Anim. Sci. 75:2885-2891.

Grosz, M.D. 1997. What are genetic markers, and what can they tell us? Proc. of the Bovine Connection, Williston, ND. Pp. 54-57.

Herring, W.O., MacNeil, M.D., Kriese, L.A., Bertrand, J.K., and Crouch, J. 1997. Comparison of four real-time ultrasound systems that predict intramuscular fat in beef cattle. p. 184-193. Proc. Beef Improvement Fed. Dickinson, ND.

MacNeil, M.D., Nugent, R.A., and Snelling, W.M. 1997. Breeding for profit: An introduction to selection index concepts. Proc., The Range Beef Cow Symposium XV. P. 47-62.

MacNeil, M.D. and Grosz, M.D. 1997. Selection of beef cattle breeding stock for improved economic merit. Proc. of International Conference on Animal Biotechnology, Beijing, China. P. 274-278.

MacNeil, M.D., Herring, W.O., Kriese, L.A., Bertrand, K.K., and Crouch, J. 1997. Comparison of ultrasound systems to predict marbling in beef cattle. Proc. Governor's Conference on the Cattle Industry. P. 66-67.

MacNeil, M.D., VanTassell, L.W., McNeley, S.M., Short, R.E., and Grings, E.E. 1997. Retained ownership: A management strategy for cow-calf producers to increase profitability. Proc. Governor's Conference on the Cattle Industry. P. 44-45.

MacNeil, M.D., Pariacote, F., and VanVleck, L.D. 1997. Heteriosis and inbreeding depression. Proc. Governor's Conference on the Cattle Industry. P. 24-25.

MacNeil, M.D. and Staigmiller, R.B. 1997. Genetic conservation of Line 1 Hereford germ plasm. Proc. Governor's Conference on the Cattle Industry. P. 22-23.

MacNeil, M.D., Ferreira, G.B., Gengler, N., and VanVleck, L.D. 1997. Effects of different statistical models on prediction of expected progeny differences. Proc. Governor's Conference on the Cattle Industry. P. 20-21.

MacNeil, M.D. and Newman, S. 1997. Selecting beef cattle to genetically increase profit. Proc. Governor's Conference on the Cattle Industry. P. 15-19.

 

Smith, T.P.L., Lopez-Corrales, N.L., Grosz, M.D., Beattie, C.W., and Kappes, S.M. 1997. Anchoring of bovine chromosomes 4,6,7,10, and 14 linkage group telomeric ends via FISH analysis of lambda clones. Mammalian Genome 8:333-336.

Grosz, M.D. and MacNeil, M.D. 1996. "Marker assisted selection" made easy. Proc. Governor's Conference on the State of the Cattle Industry. P. 90-94.

Kress, D.D. and MacNeil, M.D. 1996. Crossbreeding for current markets. Proc. Governor's Conference on the State of the Cattle Industry. P. 82-89.

MacNeil, M.D. 1996. Breeding for profit: an introduction to selection index concepts. Proc. Commercial Agriculture Beef Institute, Positioning for Profit. Univ.of Missouri, Columbia. Tab B.

MacNeil, M.D. 1996. Breeding for profit: An introduction to selection index concepts. Proc. BIF Systems Workshop II: Multiple-Trait Selection Technology for North American Beef Production. November 14-16, 1996, Estes Park, CO. P. 1-15.

MacNeil, M.D. and Kress, D.D. 1996. Genetic strategies to reduce production costs and improve profitability. Proc. Governor's Conference on the State of the Cattle Industry. P. 77-81.

 

MacNeil, M.D. and Snelling, W.M. 1996. Systematic error in genetic evaluation of Miles City Line 1 Hereford cattle resulting from preadjustment for age of dam. J. Anim. Sci. 74:1794-1800.

MacNeil, M.D. and Nugent, R.A. 1996. Concepts relating genetic improvement to profitability and their use in the swine industry. P. 153-158. In : Proc. Beef Improvement Federation, 28th Annual Mtg. May 15-18, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Moody, D.E., Pomp, D., Newman, S., and MacNeil, M.D. 1996. Characterization of DNA polymorphisms in three populations of Hereford cattle and their associations with growth and maternal EPD in Line 1 Herefords. J. Anim. Sci. 74:1784-1793.

Snelling, W.M., MacNeil, M.D., and Golden, B.L. 1996. Genetic evaluation of heifer pregnancy. P. 194-199. In : Proc. Beef Improvement Federation, 28th Annual Mtg. May 15-18, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Snelling, W.M., MacNeil, M.D., Kress, D.D., Anderson, D.C., and Tess, M.W. 1996. Factors influencing genetic evaluations of linebred Hereford cattle in diverse environments. J. Anim. Sci. 74:1499-1510.

 

Jenkins, T.G., Leymaster, K.A., and MacNeil, M.D. 1995. Development and evaluation of a regression equation of prediction for fat-free soft tissue in heterogenous populations of cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 73:3627-3632.

MacNeil, M.D. and Snelling, W.M. 1995. Potential for bias in genetic evaluation of Miles City Line 1 Hereford cattle resulting from a priori adjustment for age of dam with inappropriate factors. West. Sec. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. Proc. 46:220-222.

MacNeil, M.D. 1995. Using expected progeny differences to improve profitability, p. 190-194. In : Proc. International Beef Symposium. January 18-20, 1995, Great Falls, MT.

Snelling, W.M., Golden, B.L., and Hyde, L.R. 1995. Implementation of stayability in national cattle evaluations. p. 206-211. Proc. Beef Improvement Fed. Sheriday, WY.

Snelling, W.M. 1995. Nonlinear mixed-model methods for reproductive traits. Proc. WRCC-100, Brainerd, MN.

 

Snelling, W.M., Golden, B.L., and Bourdon, R.M. 1995. Within-herd genetic analyses of stayability of beef females. J. Anim. Sci. 73:993-1001.

Golden, B.L., Bourdon, R.M., and Snelling, W.M. 1994. Additive genetic groups for animals evaluated in more than one breed assocation national cattle evaluation. J. Anim. Sci.72:2559.

Harris, D.L. and Newman, S. 1994. Breeding for Profit: Synergism between genetic improvement and livestock production (A review). J. Anim. Sci. 72:2178-2200.

MacNeil, M.D.and Newman, S. 1994. Selection indices for Canadian beef production using specialized sire and dam lines. Canadian J. Anim. Sci. 74:419-424.

MacNeil, M.D., Newman, S., Enns, R.M., and Stewart-Smith, J. 1994. Relative economic values for Canadian beef production using specialized sire and dam lines. Canadian J. Anim. Sci. 74:411-417.

MacNeil, M.D., Reynolds, W.L., and Urick, J.J. 1994. Production by crossbred beef females in a range environment. Proc. 5th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. 17:288-291.

MacNeil, M.D. and Newman, S. 1994. Genetic analysis of calving date in Miles City Line 1 Hereford cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 72:3073-3079.

MacNeil, M.D. and Newman, S. 1994. Calving date in Line 1 Hereford cattle, p. 214-217. In : Proc. Beef Improvement Federation.

Moody, D.E., Pomp, D., Newman, S., and MacNeil, M.D. 1994. Characterization of DNA polymorphisms and their associations with growth and maternal traits in Line 1 Hereford cattle. Proc. 5th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. 21: 221-224.

Newman, S. 1994. Quantitative- and molecular-genetic effects on animal well-being: Adaptive mechanisms. J. Anim. Sci. 72:1641-1653.

Newman, S., MacNeil, M., Golden, B., and Barwick, S. 1994. Implementation and use of selection indexes in genetic evaluation schemes for beef cattle. In : Proc. for the 4th Genetic Prediction Workshop.

Newman, S. and Ponzoni, R.W. 1994. Experience with economic weights. Proc. 5th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. 18:217-223.

Snelling, W.M. and Golden, B.L. 1994. Stayability as an indicator of reproduction in beef females. In : Proc. V. 26 Beef Improvement Federation. Des Moines, IA.

Snelling, W.M., Golden, B.L., and Bourdon, R.M. 1994. An EPD for stayability of beef cows. In : Proc. 5th World Cong. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. 17:169.

Tess, M.W. and MacNeil, M.D. 1994. Evaluation of cytoplasmic genetic effects in Miles City Line 1 Hereford cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 72:851-856.

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Knapp, B., Jr. and Nordskog, A.W. 1946. Heritability of live animal scores, grades and certain carcass characteristics in beef cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 5:194-199.

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Knapp, B., Jr., Baker, A.L., and Phillips, R.W. 1943. Variations in the occurrence of bloat in the steer progeny of beef bulls. J. Anim. Sci. 2:221-225.

Knapp, B., Jr. and Baker, A.L. 1943. Limited vs. full feeding in record of performance tests for beef cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 2:321-327.

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