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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Mark K. Petersen

Research Leader


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Can we build the cowherd by increasing longevity of females? - (Abstract Only) - (19-Mar-14)
An assessment of the 1996 Beef NRC: Metabolizable protein supply and demand and effectiveness of model performance prediction of beef females within extensive grazing systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (04-Dec-13)
Seasonal weather influences on yearling beef steer production in C3-dominated Northern Great Plains rangeland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reeves, J.L., Derner, J.D., Sanderson, M.A., Hendrickson, J.R., Kronberg, S.L., Petersen, M.K., Vermeire, L.T. 2013. Seasonal weather influences on yearling beef steer production in C3-dominated Northern Great Plains rangeland. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 183:110-117.
Seasonal temperature and precipitation effects on cow-calf production in northern mixed-grass prairie - (Abstract Only) - (19-Aug-13)
Seasonal weather influences on yearling steer beef production in C3-dominated Northern Great Plains rangeland - (Abstract Only) - (19-Aug-13)
Supplementation strategy during late gestation alters steer progeny health in the feedlot without affecting cow performance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mulliniks, J.T., Mathis, C.P., Cox, S.H., Petersen, M.K. 2013. Supplementation strategy during late gestation alters steer progeny health in the feedlot without affecting cow performance. Animal Feed Science And Technology. 185:126-132.
A preliminary assessment of year long relative loose mineral intake and range cow productivity in Northern Great Plains - (Proceedings)
Petersen, M.K., Muscha, J.M., Mulliniks, J.T., Roberts, A.J., Waterman, R.C. 2013. A preliminary assessment of year long relative loose mineral intake and range cow productivity in Northern Great Plains. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings. 64:258-260.
A preliminary assessment of year long relative loose mineral intake and range cow productivity in Northern Great Plains - (Abstract Only)
Muscha, J.M., Mulliniks, T., Roberts, A.J., Waterman, R.C., Petersen, M.K. 2013. A preliminary assessment of year long relative loose mineral intake and range cow productivity in Northern Great Plains. American Society of Animal Science. Abstract P5.
Seasonal temperature and precipitation effects on cow-calf production in northern mixed-grass prairie Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reeves, J.L., Derner, J.D., Sanderson, M.A., Petersen, M.K., Vermeire, L.T., Hendrickson, J.R., Kronberg, S.L. 2013. Seasonal temperature and precipitation effects on cow-calf production in northern mixed-grass prairie. Livestock Science. 155:355-363.
Temperature and precipitation affect steer weight gains differentially by stocking rate in northern mixed-grass prairie - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reeves, J.L., Derner, J.D., Sanderson, M.A., Peterson, M.L., Vermeire, L.T., Hendrickson, J.R., Kronberg, S.L. 2013. Temperature and precipitation affect steer weight gains differentially by stocking rate in northern mixed-grass prairie. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 66(4):438-444.
Does ß-hydroxybutyrate concentration influence conception date in young postpartum range beef cows? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mulliniks, J.T., Kemp, M.E., Endecott, R.L., Cox, S.H., Roberts, A.J., Waterman, R.C., Geary, T.W., Scholljegerdes, E.J., Petersen, M.K. 2013. Does ß-hydroxybutyrate concentration influence conception date in young postpartum range beef cows? Journal of Animal Science. 91:2902-2909.
Metabolizable protein supply while grazing dormant winter forage during heifer development alters pregnancy and subsequent in-herd retention rate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mulliniks, J.T., Hawkins, D.E., Kane, K.K., Cox, S.H., Torrell, C.A., Scholljegerdes, E.J., Petersen, M.K. 2013. Metabolizable protein supply while grazing dormant winter forage during heifer development alters pregnancy and subsequent in-herd retention rate. Journal of Animal Science. 91:1409-1416.
Livestock water quality in spring of 2009 to 2012 varies across years in Eastern Montana - (Abstract Only)
Petersen, M.K., Muscha, J.M., Mulliniks, J.T. 2013. Livestock water quality in spring of 2009 to 2012 varies across years in Eastern Montana. Society for Range Management Meeting, Oklahoma, OK. February 3-7, 2013. Abstract #0117.
Winter protein management during late gestation alters range cow and steer progeny performance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mulliniks, J.T., Sawyer, J.E., Mathis, C.P., Cox, S.H., Petersen, M.K. 2012. Winter protein management during late gestation alters range cow and steer progeny performance. Journal of Animal Science 90:5099-5106.
Individual mineral supplement intake by ewes swath grazing or confinement fed pea-barley forage - (Proceedings)
Ragen, D.L., Nix, E.E., Endecott, R.L., Hatfield, P.G., Petersen, M.K., Bowman, J.P. 2012. Individual mineral supplement intake by ewes swath grazing or confinement fed pea-barley forage. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 63:103-107.
Comparison of different supplemental cobalt forms on digestion and cobalamin levels - (Proceedings)
Kelly, W.L., Larson, C.K., Petersen, M.K., Waterman, R.C. 2012. Comparison of different supplemental cobalt forms on digestion and cobalamin levels. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 63:169-273.
Comparison of different supplemental cobalt forms on fiber digestion and cobalamin levels - (Abstract Only)
Kelly, W.L., Larson, C.K., Petersen, M.K., Waterman, R.C. 2012. Comparison of different supplemental cobalt forms on fiber digestion and cobalamin levels. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings. 90(Suppl. 3):480. Abstract #546.
Comparison of organic versus inorganic trace minerals on rate and efficiency of gain and pregnancy rates in beef heifers - (Abstract Only)
Whitehurst, W.A., Paterson, J.A., Harbac, M.M., Petersen, M.K., Duff, G.C., Geary, T.W. 2012. Comparison of organic versus inorganic trace minerals on rate and efficiency of gain and pregnancy rates in beef heifers. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings. 90(Suppl. 3):242. Abstract No. 275.
Comparison of methionine chelated versus sulfate trace minerals on rate and efficiency of gain and pregnancy rates in beef heifers - (Proceedings)
Whitehurst, W.A., Paterson, J.A., Harbac, M.M., Petersen, M.K., Duff, G.C., Geary, T.W. 2012. Comparison of methionine chelated versus sulfate trace minerals on rate and efficiency of gain and pregnancy rates in beef heifers. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 63:274-277.
Assessment of serum IGF-I and ß-hydroxybutyrate concentrations on reproductive performance prior to calving and breeding in young beef cows grazing native range - (Proceedings)
Mulliniks, J.T., Roberts, A.J., Waterman, R.C., Geary, T.W., Scholljegerdes, E.J., Petersen, M.K. 2012. Assessment of serum IGF-I and ß-hydroxybutyrate concentrations on reproductive performance prior to calving and breeding in young beef cows grazing native range. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 63:185-188.
Assessment of serum IGF-1 and ¿-hydroxybutyrate concentrations on reproductive performance prior to calving and breeding in young beef cows grazing native range - (Abstract Only)
Mulliniks, J.T., Roberts, A.J., Waterman, R.C., Geary, T.W., Scholljegerdes, E.J., Petersen, M.K. 2012. Assessment of serum IGF-1 and ¿-hydroxybutyrate concentrations on reproductive performance prior to calving and breeding in young beef cows grazing native range. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings. 90(Suppl. 3):324. Abstract No. T201.
Pre-breeding ß-hydroxybutyrate concentration influences conception date in young postpartum range beef cows - (Abstract Only)
Mulliniks, J.T., Kemp, M.E., Endecott, R.L., Cox, S.H., Scholljegerdes, E.J., Geary, T.W., Petersen, M.K. 2012. Pre-breeding ß-hydroxybutyrate concentration influences conception date in young postpartum range beef cows. Western Section of Animal Science Abstract 90(Suppl. 3):148.
Metabolizable protein supply alters pregnancy and subsequent retention rate during heifer development while grazing dormant winter forage - (Abstract Only)
Mulliniks, J.T., Hawkins, D.E., Kane, K.K., Cox, S.H., Torell, L.A., Scholljegerdes, E.J., Petersen, M.K. 2012. Metabolizable protein supply alters pregnancy and subsequent retention rate during heifer development while grazing dormant winter forage. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings. 90(Suppl. 3):333. Abstract #T231.
Metabolizable protein supply alters pregnancy and subsequent retention rate during heifer development while grazing dormant winter forage - (Proceedings)
Mulliniks, J.T., Hawkins, D.E., Kane, K.K., Cox, S.H., Torell, L.A., Scholljegerdes, E.J., Petersen, M.K. 2012. Metabolizable protein supply alters pregnancy and subsequent retention rate during heifer development while grazing dormant winter forage. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 63:306-310.
Pre-breeding ß-hydroxybutyrate concentration influences conception date in young postpartum range beef cows - (Proceedings)
Mulliniks, J.T., Kemp, M.E., Endecott, R.L., Cox, S.H., Scholljegerdes, E.J., Geary, T.W., Petersen, M.K. 2012. Pre-breeding ß-hydroxybutyrate concentration influences conception date in young postpartum range beef cows. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 63:10-15.
Effects of rumen-protected methionine on plasma amino acid concentrations during a period of weight loss for late gestating beef heifers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Waterman, R.C., Ujazdowski, V.L., Petersen, M.K. 2012. Effects of rumen-protected methionine on plasma amino acid concentrations during a period of weight loss for late gestating beef heifers. Amino Acids 43:2165-2177.
An assessment of behavioral syndromes in rangeland-raised beef cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wesley, R.L., Cibils, A.F., Mulliniks, J.T., Pollak, E.R., Petersen, M.K., Fredrickson, E.L. 2012. An assessment of behavioral syndromes in rangeland-raised beef cattle. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 139(3-4):183-194.
Relationship between body condition score at calving and reproductive performance in young postpartum cows grazing native range - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mulliniks, J.T., Cox, S.H., Kemp, M.E., Endecott, R.L., Waterman, R.C., Van Leeuwen, D.M., Petersen, M.K. 2012. Relationship between body condition score at calving and reproductive performance in young postpartum cows grazing native range. Journal of Animal Science 90:2811-2817.
Multi-trophic effects of Russian olive removal and restoration: getting information from weed eradication - (Abstract Only)
Espeland, E.K., Petersen, M.K., Muscha, J.M. 2012. Multi-trophic effects of Russian olive removal and restoration: getting information from weed eradication. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 0263.
Influence of protein type and level on nitrogen and forage utilization in cows consuming low-quality forage Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sawyer, J.E., Mulliniks, J.T., Waterman, R.C., Petersen, M.K. 2012. Influence of protein type and level on nitrogen and forage utilization in cows consuming low-quality forage. Journal of Animal Science 90(7):2324-2330.
Effects of supplements with increasing glucogenic precursor content on reproduction and nutrient partitioning in young postpartum range cows - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Endecott, R.L., Cox, S.H., Rubio, C.M., Loest, C.A., Hawkins, D.E., Petersen, M.K. 2012. Effects of supplements with increasing glucogenic precursor content on reproduction and nutrient partitioning in young postpartum range cows. Livestock Science 145:109–118.
Variability in range cow mineral use is associated with season and daily high temperature in Northern Great Plains - (Abstract Only)
Muscha, J.M., Mulliniks, J.T., Roberts, A.J., Waterman, R.C., Paterson, J.A., Petersen, M.K. 2012. Variability in range cow mineral use is associated with season and daily high temperature in Northern Great Plains. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstract #0261.
Feed efficiency - how should it be used for the cow herd? - (Proceedings)
Roberts, A.J., Funston, R., Mulliniks, T., Petersen, M.K., Macneil, M.D. 2011. Feed efficiency - how should it be used for the cow herd?. Range Beef Cow Symposium Proceedings XXII:122-131.
In vitro evaluation mimics influences of winter cold water ingestion on ruminal function - (Proceedings)
Reil, M.S., Mulliniks, J.T., Muscha, J.M., Waterman, R.C., Petersen, M.K. 2011. In vitro evaluation mimics influences of winter cold water ingestion on ruminal function. Western Section of American Society of Animal Science Meeting Abstract 62:397-400.
Range Cattle Winter Water Consumption in Northern Great Plains - (Proceedings)
Petersen, M.K., Muscha, J.M., Roberts, A.J., Mulliniks, J.T. 2011. Range Cattle Winter Water Consumption in Northern Great Plains. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 62:73-75.
Access to warm drinking water prevents rumen temperature drop without affecting in situ NDF disappearance in grazing winter range cows - (Proceedings)
Petersen, M.K., Reil, M.S., Muscha, J.M., Mulliniks, J.T. 2011. Access to warm drinking water prevents rumen temperature drop without affecting in situ NDF disappearance in grazing winter range cows. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 62:335-336.
The Role of Rumen-Protected Methionine on Amino Acid Metabolism in Late Gestation Beef Heifers in the Northern Great Plains - (Proceedings)
Ujazdowski, V., Waterman, R.C., Petersen, M.K. 2011. The Role of Rumen-Protected Methionine on Amino Acid Metabolism in Late Gestation Beef Heifers in the Northern Great Plains. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 62:309-313.
First parity evaluation of peak milk yield for range cows developed in the same ecophysiological system but receiving different concentrations of harvested feed inputs - (Proceedings)
Waterman, R.C., Roberts, A.J., Endecott, R.L., Petersen, M.K., Geary, T.W., Alexander, L.J., MacNeil, M.D. 2011. First parity evaluation of peak milk yield for range cows developed in the same ecophysiological system but receiving different concentrations of harvested feed inputs. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 62:249-252.
First Parity Evaluation of Body Condition, Weight, and Blood Beta-Hydroxybutyrate During Lactation of Range Cows Developed in the Same Ecophysiological System but Receiving Different Harvested Feed Inputs - (Proceedings)
Kelly, W.L., Waterman, R.C., Roberts, A.J., Endecott, R.L., Petersen, M.K., Geary, T.W., Alexander, L.J., MacNeil, M.D. 2011. First Parity Evaluation of Body Condition, Weight, and Blood Beta-Hydroxybutyrate During Lactation of Range Cows Developed in the Same Ecophysiological System but Receiving Different Harvested Feed Inputs. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 62:253-256.
In Vitro Evaluation Mimics Influences of Winter Cold Water Ingestion on Ruminal Function - (Proceedings)
Reil, M.S., Mulliniks, J.T., Muscha, J.M., Waterman, R.C., Petersen, M.K. 2011. In Vitro Evaluation Mimics Influences of Winter Cold Water Ingestion on Ruminal Function. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 62:397-400.
Protein and glucogenic precursor supplementation: A nutritional strategy to increase reproductive and economic output - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mulliniks, J.T., Cox, S.H., Kemp, M.E., Endecott, R.L., Waterman, R.C., VanLeeuwen, D.M., Torell, L.A., Petersen, M.K. 2011. Protein and glucogenic precursor supplementation: A nutritional strategy to increase reproductive and economic output. Journal of Animal Science. 89(9):3334-3343.
The Effect of Increasing Amount of Glucogenic Precursors on Reproductive Performance in Young Postpartum Range Cows - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mulliniks, J.T., Kemp, M.E., Cox, S.H., Hawkins, D.E., Cibils, A.F., Petersen, M.K. 2011. The Effect of Increasing Amount of Glucogenic Precursors on Reproductive Performance in Young Postpartum Range Cows. Journal of Animal Science 89(9):2932-2943.
Range Cattle Winter Water Consumption in Northern Great Plains - (Abstract Only)
Petersen, M.K., Muscha, J.M., Mulliniks, J.T., Roberts, A.J. 2011. Range Cattle Winter Water Consumption in Northern Great Plains. 2011 ASAS Western Section Meeting, Miles City, MT, Meeting Abstract. #37 on CD.
First parity evaluation of peak milk yield for range cows developed in the same ecophysiological system but receiving different concentrations of harvested feed inputs - (Abstract Only)
Waterman, R.C., Roberts, A.J., Endecott, R.L., Petersen, M.K., Geary, T.W., Alexander, L.J., Macneil, M.D. 2011. First parity evaluation of peak milk yield for range cows developed in the same ecophysiological system but receiving different concentrations of harvested feed inputs. Meeting Abstract. On CD.
First parity evaluation of body condition, weight, and blood beta-hydroxybutyrate during lactation of range cows developed in the same ecophysiological system but receiving different harvested feed inputs - (Abstract Only)
Kelly, W.L., Waterman, R.C., Roberts, A.J., Endecott, R.L., Petersen, M.K., Geary, T.W., Alexander, L.J., Macneil, M.D. 2011. First parity evaluation of body condition, weight, and blood beta-hydroxybutyrate during lactation of range cows developed in the same ecophysiological system but receiving different harvested feed inputs. Meeting Abstract. #60 On CD.
Management and genetic factors affecting efficiency of cattle in a grazing environment - (Abstract Only)
Roberts, A.J., Mulliniks, J.T., Waterman, R.C., Geary, T.W., Alexander, L.J., Petersen, M.K., MacNeil, M.D. 2011. Management and genetic factors affecting efficiency of cattle in a grazing environment. J. Anim. Sci. 89(E-Suppl. 1):161. Abstract #25.
The Role of Rumen-Protected Methionine on Amino Acid Metabolism in Late Gestation Beef Heifers in the Northern Great Plains - (Abstract Only)
Ujazdowski, V., Waterman, R.C., Petersen, M.K. 2011. The Role of Rumen-Protected Methionine on Amino Acid Metabolism in Late Gestation Beef Heifers in the Northern Great Plains. 2011 ASAS Western Section Meeting, Miles City, MT, Meeting Abstract #32.
Predicted mineral intake utilizing both water and forage analysis varies by source and location of livestock water in Eastern Montana - (Proceedings)
Mulliniks, J.T., Muscha, J.M., Lodge-Ivey, S.L., and Petersen, M.K. 2010. Predicted mineral intake utilizing both water and forage analysis varies by source and location of livestock water in Eastern Montana. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 61:182-185.
Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory’s Historic Role in the Settlement of the West and Present Contributions to Range Ecology and Livestock Research - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Petersen, M.K., Muscha, J.M. 2010. Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory’s Historic Role in the Settlement of the West and Present Contributions to Range Ecology and Livestock Research. Rangelands. 32(5):12-16.
Challenges to Predicting Productivity of Grazing Ruminants. Where to now? - (Proceedings)
Petersen, M.K., Mulliniks, J.T., Roberts, A.J., and Waterman, R.C. 2010. Challenges to Predicting Productivity of Grazing Ruminants. Where to now?. Proceedings 4th Grazing Livestock Nutrition Conference 180-188.
Effect of supplemental protein source during the winter on pre- and postpartum glucose metabolism - (Proceedings)
Harrelson, F.W., Ivey, S.L., Cox, S.H., Dunlap Ii, R.L., Mulliniks, J.T., Carter, B.H., Loest, C.A., and Petersen, M.K. 2010. Effect of supplemental protein source during the winter on pre- and postpartum glucose metabolism. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 61:262-265.
Predicted mineral intake utilizing both water and forage analysis varies by source and location of livestock water in Eastern Montana - (Abstract Only)
Mulliniks, J.T., Muscha, J.M., Lodge-Ivey, S.I., Petersen, M.K. 2010. Predicted mineral intake utilizing both water and forage analysis varies by source and location of livestock water in Eastern Montana. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 88(E-Suppl. 2):685. Abstract #W309.
Effect of supplemental protein source during the winter on pre- and postpartum glucose metabolism - (Abstract Only)
Harrelson, F.W., Ivey, S.L., Cox, S.H., Dunlap, R.L., Mulliniks, J.T., Carter, B.H., Luest, C.A., Petersen, M.K. 2010. Effect of supplemental protein source during the winter on pre- and postpartum glucose metabolism. American Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting 88(E-Suppl. 2):473. Abstract #734.
Propionibacterium Acidipropionici P169 and Glucogenic Precursors to Improve Rumen Parameters Associated with Low Quality Forage - (Proceedings)
Sanchez, P.H., Tracey, L.N., Browne-Silva, J., Petersen, M.K., Lodge-Ivey, S.L. 2010. Propionibacterium acidipropionici p169 and glucogenic precursors to improve rumen parameters associated with low quality forage. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 61:67-71.
Mineral concentration of livestock water varies from surface to ground sources in Eastern Montana - (Abstract Only)
Muscha, J.M., Mulliniks, J.T., Petersen, M.K. 2010. Mineral concentration of livestock water varies from surface to ground sources in Eastern Montana. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts PA-54. (online only)
Mineral concentration of livestock water varies from surfaceto ground sources in Eastern Montana - (Abstract Only)
Muscha, J.M., Mulliniks, T., Petersen, M.K. 2010. Mineral concentration of livestock water varies from surfaceto ground sources in Eastern Montana. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts PA-54. (online only)
Predicted mineral intake utilizing both water and forage analysis varies by source and location of livestock water in Eastern Montana - (Abstract Only)
Mulliniks, T., Muscha, J.M., Petersen, M.K. 2010. Predicted mineral intake utilizing both water and forage analysis varies by source and location of livestock water in Eastern Montana. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts PC-8. (online only)
Increasing Glucogenic Precursors in Range Supplepments Improves Reproductive Efficiency and Profitability in Young Postpartum Range Cows in Years 2000 to 2007 - (Proceedings)
Mulliniks, J.T., Cox, S.H., Kemp, M.E., Endecott, R.L., Waterman, R.C., Vanleeuwen, D.M., Petersen, M.K. 2009. INCREASING GLUCOGENIC PRECURSORS IN RANGE SUPPLEPMENTS IMPROVES REPRODUCTIVE EFFICIENCY AND PROFITABILITY IN YOUNG POSTPARTUM RANGE COWS IN YEARS 2000 TO 2007. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 60:76-80.
Impact of body condition score on reproductive performance in young postpartum range cows grazing native range - (Proceedings)
Muliniks, J.T., Cox, S.H., Kemp, M.E., Endecott, R.L., Waterman, R.C., Vanleeuwen, D.M., Petersen, M.K. 2009. Impact of body condition score on reproductive performance in young postpartum range cows grazing native range. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 60:81-84.
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