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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: EVALUATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND USE OF GENETIC RESOURCES TO IMPROVE LIFE-CYCLE EFFICIENCY OF BEEF CATTLE AND SHEEP Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Comparison of molecular breeding values based on within- and across-breed training in beef cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kachman, S.D., Spangler, M.L., Bennett, G.L., Hanford, K.J., Kuehn, L.A., Snelling, W.M., Thallman, R.M., Saatchi, M., Garrick, D.J., Schnabel, R.D., Taylor, J.F., Pollak, E.J. 2013. Comparison of molecular breeding values based on within- and across-breed training in beef cattle. Genetics Selection Evolution. 45:30. 9 p. DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-45-30.
The change in differing leukocyte populations during vaccination to bovine respiratory disease and their correlations with lung scores, health records, and average daily gain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leach, R.J., Chitko-McKown, C.G., Bennett, G.L., Jones, S.A., Kachman, S.D., Keele, J.W., Leymaster, K.A., Thallman, R.M., Kuehn, L.A. 2013. The change in differing leukocyte populations during vaccination to bovine respiratory disease and their correlations with lung scores, health records, and average daily gain. Journal of Animal Science. 91(8):3564-3573.
New concepts in OPP selection and eradication - (Other)
(24-Sep-12)
Use of information to reduce the risk of OPP infection - (Other)
(24-Sep-12)
The accuracies of DNA-based estimates of genetic merit derived from Angus or multibreed beef cattle training populations     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber, K.L., Drake, D.J., Taylor, J.F., Garrick, D.J., Kuehn, L.A., Thallman, R.M., Schnabel, R.D., Snelling, W.M., Pollak, E.J., Van Eenennaam, A.L. 2012. The accuracies of DNA-based estimates of genetic merit derived from Angus or multibreed beef cattle training populations. Journal of Animal Science. 90(12):4191-4202.
Impact of Bos indicus genetics on the global beef industry - (Trade Journal)
Cundiff, L.V., Thallman, R.M., Kuehn, L.A. 2012. Impact of Bos indicus genetics on the global beef industry. The American Brahman Review. 3(4):49-52. Available: http://www.brahmanreview.com/view-issues.html.
Accuracy of genomic breeding values in multibreed beef cattle populations derived from deregressed breeding values and phenotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber, K.L., Thallman, R.M., Keele, J.W., Snelling, W.M., Bennett, G.L., Smith, T.P., McDaneld, T.G., Allan, M.F., Van Eenennaam, A.L., Kuehn, L.A. 2012. Accuracy of genomic breeding values in multibreed beef cattle populations derived from deregressed breeding values and phenotypes. Journal of Animal Science. 90(12):4177-4190.
Mean EPDs reported by different breeds - (Proceedings)
Kuehn, L.A., Thallman, R.M. 2012. Mean EPDs reported by different breeds. In: Proceedings of the Beef Improvement Federation 44th Annual Research Symposium & Meeting, April 18-21, 2012, Houston, Texas. p. 147-151.
Across-breed EPD tables for the year 2012 adjusted to breed differences for birth year of 2010 - (Proceedings)
Kuehn, L.A., Thallman, R.M. 2012. Across-breed EPD tables for the year 2012 adjusted to breed differences for birth year of 2010. In: Proceedings of the Beef Improvement Federation 44th Annual Research Symposium & Meeting, April 18-21, 2012, Houston, Texas. p. 152-177.
Mass genotyping by sequencing technology - (Abstract Only)
Curry, J.D., Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Shin, M., Liu, J.T., Bulsara, N., Dier, P., Thallman, R.M., Fofanov, V.Y., Koshinsky, H. 2012. Mass genotyping by sequencing technology. Plant & Animal Genome XX Conference, January 14-18, 2012, San Diego, California. Poster No. P0182.
Discovering regions of the bovine genome associated with variation in the immune response - (Abstract Only)
Leach, R.J., Glass, E.J., Kuehn, L.A. 2012. Discovering regions of the bovine genome associated with variation in the immune response [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 90 (Supplement 2):24 (Abstract No. 62).
Mean EPDs reported by different breeds - (Proceedings)
Kuehn, L.A., Thallman, R.M. 2011. Mean EPDs reported by different breeds. Proc., Beef Improvement Federation 43rd Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, Bozeman, MT. June 1-4, 2011. Pages 112-116.
Across-breed EPD tables for the year 2011 adjusted to breed differences for birth year of 2009 - (Proceedings)
Kuehn, L.A., Van Vleck, L.D., Thallman, R.M., Cundiff, L.V. 2011. Across-breed EPD tables for the year 2011 adjusted to breed differences for birth year of 2009. Proc., Beef Improvement Federation 43rd Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, Bozeman, MT. June 1-4, 2011. Pages 92-111.
Use of sample pooling in a genome-wide association study identifies chromosomal regions affecting incidence of bovine respiratory disease - (Abstract Only)
Kuehn, L.A., Keele, J.W., Casas, E., Jones, S., King, D.A., McDaneld, T.G., Smith, T.P.L., Wheeler, T.L. 2011. Use of sample pooling in a genome-wide association study identifies chromosomal regions affecting incidence of bovine respiratory disease [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 89 (E-Supplement 1):422 (Abstract #336).
Overview of genomic selection in small populations of beef cattle - (Abstract Only)
Bennett, G.L., Snelling, W.M., Thallman, R.M., Keele, J.W., Kuehn, L.A. 2011. Overview of genomic selection in small populations of beef cattle [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 89(E-Supplement 1):665. Abstract # 598.
Enhancing knowledge and technology adoption in a misunderstood discipline: The weight trait project - (Abstract Only)
Spangler, M.L., Pollak, E.J., Kachman, S.D., Hanford, K.J., Thallman, R.M., Bennett, G.L., Kuehn, L.A., Snelling, W.M. 2011. Enhancing knowledge and technology adoption in a misunderstood discipline: The weight trait project [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 89(E-Supplement 1):484. Abstract # 509.
Incorporating molecular breeding values with variable call rates into genetic evaluations - (Abstract Only)
Kachman, S.D., Bennett, G.L., Hanford, K.J., Kuehn, L.A., Pollak, E.J., Snelling, W.M., Spangler, M.L., Thallman, R.M. 2011. Incorporating molecular breeding values with variable call rates into genetic evaluations [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 89(E-Supplement 1):164. (Abstract # 34).
Predicting breed composition using breed frequencies of 50,000 markers from the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center 2,000 bull project - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kuehn, L.A., Keele, J.W., Bennett, G.L., Mcdaneld, T.G., Smith, T.P., Snelling, W.M., Sonstegard, T.S., Thallman, R.M. 2011. Predicting breed composition using breed frequencies of 50,000 markers from the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center 2,000 bull project. Journal of Animal Science. 89:1742-1750.
Genomic selection in beef cattle: Training and validation in multibreed populations - (Abstract Only)
Weber, K., Bennett, G.L., Keele, J.W., Snelling, W.M., Thallman, R.M., Van Eenennaam, A., Kuehn, L.A. 2011. Genomic selection in beef cattle: Training and validation in multibreed populations [Abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference. Poster No. P514.
Genomics of bovine respiratory disease complex at USMARC - (Abstract Only)
Kuehn, L.A., Casas, E., Bennett, G.L., Chitko Mckown, C.G., Keele, J.W., McDaneld, T.G., Snelling, W.M., Thallman, R.M. 2011. Genomics of bovine respiratory disease complex at USMARC [Invited abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 89(E-Suppl. 2):61-62. Abstract #43.
Integration of DNA marker information into breeding value predictions - (Popular Publication)
Spangler, M.L., Kachman, S.D., Hanford, K.J., Thallman, M., Bennett, G., Snelling, W., Kuehn, L., Pollak, J. 2011. Integration of DNA marker information into breeding value predictions. Nebraska Beef Cattle Reports. MP94:11-12.
Mean EPDs Reported by Different Breeds - (Proceedings)
Kuehn, L.A., Thallman, R.M. 2010. Mean EPDs Reported by Different Breeds. Proceedings of the Beef Improvement Federation 42nd Annual Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, Columbia, MO. June 28-July 1, 2010. Pages 93-97.
Across-Breed EPD Tables for the Year 2010 Adjusted to Breed Differences for Birth Year of 2008 - (Proceedings)
Kuehn, L.A., Van Vleck, L.D., Thallman, R.M., Cundiff, L.V. 2010. Across-Breed EPD Tables for the Year 2010 Adjusted to Breed Differences for Birth Year of 2008. Proceedings of the Beef Improvement Federation 42nd Annual Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, Columbia, MO. June 28-July 1, 2010. Pages 71-92.
Current Status of Genotyping and Discovery Work at USMARC - (Popular Publication)
Kuehn, L.A. 2010. Current Status of Genotyping and Discovery Work at USMARC. Extension Fact Sheet. Online Available: Beef.unl.edu
Predicting Breed Composition Using Breed Frequencies of 50,000 Markers from the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center 2,000 Bull Project - (Proceedings)
Kuehn, L.A., Keele, J.W., Bennett, G.L., McDaneld, T.G., Smith, T.P., Snelling, W.M., Sonstegard, T.S., Thallman, R.M. 2010. Predicting Breed Composition Using Breed Frequencies of 50,000 Markers from the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center 2,000 Bull Project. Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Leipzig, Germany. August 1-6, 2010. CD-ROM Communication No. 0283.
Estimation Of The Proportion Of Variation Accounted For By DNA Tests. II: Phenotypic Variance - (Proceedings)
Thallman, R.M., Hanford, K.J., Kachman, S.D., Kuehn, L.A., Quaas, R.L., Tempelman, R.J., Fernando, R., Pollak, E.J. 2010. Estimation Of The Proportion Of Variation Accounted For By DNA Tests. II: Phenotypic Variance. Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Leipzig, Germany. August 1-6, 2010. CD-ROM Communication No. 0918.
Estimation of the Proportion of Variation Accounted for by DNA Tests. I: Genetic Variance - (Proceedings)
Hanford, K.J., Thallman, R.M., Kachman, S.D., Kuehn, L.A., Quaas, R.L., Tempelman, R.J., Fernando, R.L., Pollak, E.J. 2010. Estimation of the Proportion of Variation Accounted for by DNA Tests. I: Genetic Variance. Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Leipzig, Germany. August 1-6, 2010. CD-ROM Communication No. 0822.
Effect of Pen Mates on Growth, Backfat Depth, and Longissimus Muscle Area of Swine - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hsu, W.L., Johnson, R.K., Van Vleck, L.D. 2010. Effect of Pen Mates on Growth, Backfat Depth, and Longissimus Muscle Area of Swine. Journal of Animal Science. 88(3):895-902.
Whole Genome Selection     Reprint Icon - (Popular Publication)
Thallman, R.M. 2009. Whole Genome Selection. University of California at Davis [Extension Fact Sheet]. Available: http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/animalbiotech/Outreach/Whole_Genome_Selection.pdf
Validation and Estimation of Additive Genetic Variation Associated with DNA Tests for Quantitative Beef Cattle Traits - (Proceedings)
Van Eenennaam, A.L., Thallman, R.M., Quaas, R.L., Hanford, K., Pollak, E.J. 2009. Validation and Estimation of Additive Genetic Variation Associated with DNA Tests for Quantitative Beef Cattle Traits. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics 18:129-132.
Estimation of the Proportion of Genetic Variation Accounted for by DNA Tests - (Proceedings)
Thallman, R.M., Hanford, K.J., Quaas, R.L., Kachman, S.D., Tempelman, R.J., Fernando, R., Kuehn, L.A., Pollak, E.J. 2009. Estimation of the Proportion of Genetic Variation Accounted for by DNA Tests. Proc., Beef Improvement Federation 41st Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA. April 29-May 3, 2009. pp. 184-209.
Proposed Strategy for Selection Against Recessive Genetic Defects Through a Combination of Inbreeding and DNA Markers - (Proceedings)
Thallman, R.M., Keele, J.W., Bennett, G.L. 2009. Proposed Strategy for Selection Against Recessive Genetic Defects Through a Combination of Inbreeding and DNA Markers. Proc., Beef Improvement Federation 41st Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA. April 29-May 4, 2009. pp. 137-144.
Across-Breed EPD Tables for the Year 2009 Adjusted to Breed Differences for Birth Year of 2007 - (Proceedings)
Kuehn, L.A., Van Vleck, L.D., Thallman, R.M., Cundiff, L.V. 2009. Across-Breed EPD Tables for the Year 2009 Adjusted to Breed Differences for Birth Year of 2007. Proc., Beef Improvement Federation 41st Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA. April 30-May 3, 2009. pp. 160-183.
Whole Genome Selection Project Involving 2,000 Industry AI Sires     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Thallman, R.M., Allan, M.F., Kuehn, L.A., Keele, J.W., Snelling, W.M., Bennett, G.L. 2009. Whole Genome Selection Project Involving 2,000 Industry AI Sires [abstract]. Beef Improvement Federation Program, Sacramento, California. April 30-May 3, 2009. Abstract C4.1, p. 26.
Mean EPDs Reported by Different Breeds     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Kuehn, L.A., and Thallman, R.M. 2009. Mean EPDs Reported by Different Breeds. Beef Improvement Federation. Available: http://www.beefimprovement.org/PDFs/2009%20-%20USMARC.pdf
Logistics for Working Together to Facilitate Genomic/Quantitative Genetic Prediction - (Proceedings)
Thallman, R.M., Pollak, J. 2009. Logistics for Working Together to Facilitate Genomic/Quantitative Genetic Prediction. Proc., Beef Improvement Federation 9th Genetic Prediction Workshop, Kansas City, MO. December 8-10, 2008. pp. 101-108.
Estimation of Current Breed Differences in Multibreed Genetic Evaluations Using Quantitative and Molecular Approaches - (Proceedings)
Kuehn, L.A., Keele, J.W., Thallman, R.M. 2009. Estimation of Current Breed Differences in Multibreed Genetic Evaluations Using Quantitative and Molecular Approaches. Proc., Beef Improvement Federation 9th Genetic Prediction Workshop, Kansas City, MO. December 8-10, 2008. pp. 49-60.
High-density SNP Scan of Production and Product Quality Traits in Beef Cattle - (Abstract Only)
Thallman, R.M., Snelling, W.M., Allan, M.F., Ferrell, C.L., Freetly, H.C., Jenkins, T.G., Wheeler, T.L., Shackelford, S.D., King, D.A., Kuehn, L.A., Keele, J.W., Bennett, G.L. 2009. High-density SNP Scan of Production and Product Quality Traits in Beef Cattle [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 87(E-Suppl. 2):532. Abstract #626.
Factors associated with feed intake of Angus steers - (Abstract Only)
(13-Nov-08)
Effects of Social Interactions on Empirical Responses to Selection for Average Daily Gain of Boars     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Johnson, R.K., Newman, S., Kachman, S.D., Van Vleck, L.D. 2009. Effects of Social Interactions on Empirical Responses to Selection for Average Daily Gain of Boars. Journal of Animal Science. 87(3):844-849.
Opportunities for embryo transfer in the age of DNA testing - (Proceedings)
Thallman, R.M. 2008. Opportunities for embryo transfer in the age of DNA testing. In: Proceedings of the 2008 Joint Convention of the American Embryo Transfer Association and the Canadian Embryo Transfer Association, October 16-18, 2008, Kansas City, MO. p. 40-45.
Across-breed EPD tables for the year 2008 adjusted to breed differences for birth year of 2006 - (Proceedings)
Kuehn, L.A., Van Vleck, L.D., Thallman, R.M., Cundiff, L.V. 2008. Across-breed EPD tables for the year 2008 adjusted to breed differences for birth year of 2006. In: Proceedings of the Beef Improvement Federation 30th Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, June 30 to July 3, 2008, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. p. 53-74.
Mean EPDs reported by different breeds - (Proceedings)
Kuehn, L.A., Thallman, R.M. 2008. Mean EPDs reported by different breeds. In: Proceedings of the Beef Improvement Federation 40th Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, June 30 to July 3, 2008, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. p. 75-77.
Estimation of genetic parameters for average daily gain using models with competition effects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Kachman, S.D., Johnson, R.K., Newman, S., Van Vleck, L.D. 2008. Estimation of genetic parameters for average daily gain using models with competition effects. Journal of Animal Science. 86:2525-2530.
Challenges and opportunities in variance component estimation for animal breeding - (Abstract Only)
Thallman, R.M. 2008. Challenges and opportunities in variance component estimation for animal breeding [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Animal Science Kennedy Conference on Quantitative Genetics and Animal Breeding, the Charles R. Henderson Lectureship in Statistics & Animal Breeding, August 11-12, 2008, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. 2008 CDROM.
Estimates of genetic correlations among growth traits including competition effects - (Abstract Only)
Chen, C., Johnson, R.K., Kachman, S.D., Van Vleck, L.D. 2008. Estimates of genetic correlations among growth traits including competition effects [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 86 (E-Supplement 2):510. (Abstract #533).
Opportunities for collaborative phenotyping for disease resistance traits in a large beef cattle resource population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thallman, R.M., Kuehn, L.A., Allan, M.F., Bennett, G.L., Koohmaraie, M. 2008. Opportunities for collaborative phenotyping for disease resistance traits in a large beef cattle resource population. Developments in Biologicals. 132:327-330.
Genetic resistance to disease in cattle - (Proceedings)
Snowder, G.D. 2007. Genetic resistance to disease in cattle. In: Proceedings 2007 Academy of Veterinary Consultants meeting, August 3-4, 2007, Kansas City, Missouri, #2 p. 65-73.
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