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United States Department of Agriculture

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Research Project: IMPROVE NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT AND EFFICIENCY IN CATTLE Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

The impact of cow nutrient status during the second and third trimesters on age at puberty, antral follicle count, and fertility of daughters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cushman, R.A., McNeel, A.K., Freetly, H.C. 2014. The impact of cow nutrient status during the second and third trimesters on age at puberty, antral follicle count, and fertility of daughters. Livestock Science. 162:252-258.
Possible role of IGF2 receptors in regulating selection of 2 dominant follicles in cattle selected for twin ovulations and births - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aad, P.Y., Echternkamp, S.E., Spicer, L.J. 2013. Possible role of IGF2 receptors in regulating selection of 2 dominant follicles in cattle selected for twin ovulations and births. Domestic Animal Endocrinology. 45(4):187-195.
Enteric methane production from beef cattle that vary in feed efficiency - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Freetly, H.C., Brown-Brandl, T.M. 2013. Enteric methane production from beef cattle that vary in feed efficiency. Journal of Animal Science. 91(10):4826-4831.
Effect of postweaning diet on ovarian development and fertility in replacement beef heifers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eborn, D.R., Cushman, R.A., Echternkamp, S.E. 2013. Effect of postweaning diet on ovarian development and fertility in replacement beef heifers. Journal of Animal Science. 91(9):4168-4179.
Incorporation of genetic technologies associated with applied reproductive technologies to enhance world food production - (Book / Chapter)
Cushman, R.A., McDaneld, T.G., Kuehn, L.A., Snelling, W.M., Nonneman, D. 2014. Incorporation of genetic technologies associated with applied reproductive technologies to enhance world food production. In: Lamb, G.C., DiLorenzo, N., editors. Current and Future Reproduction Technologies and World Food Production. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. New York, NY: Springer. p. 77-96. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-8887-3.
The plasminogen activator system in the ovine placentome during late gestation and stage-two of parturition     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McNeel, A.K., Cushman, R.A., Vallet, J.L. 2013. The plasminogen activator system in the ovine placentome during late gestation and stage-two of parturition. Molecular Reproduction and Development. 80(6):466-473.
Identification of an ionotropic glutamate receptor AMPA1/GRIA1 polymorphism in crossbred beef cows differing in fertility - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cushman, R.A., Miles, J.R., Rempel, L.A., McDaneld, T.G., Kuehn, L.A., Chitko-McKown, C.G., Nonneman, D., Echternkamp, S.E. 2013. Identification of an ionotropic glutamate receptor AMPA1/GRIA1 polymorphism in crossbred beef cows differing in fertility. Journal of Animal Science. 91(6):2640-2646.
Technical Report: Serial collections of placentomes during parturition in cattle and subsequent reproductive performance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McNeel, A.K., Ondrak, J.D., Cushman, R.A. 2013. Technical Report: Serial collections of placentomes during parturition in cattle and subsequent reproductive performance. Journal of Animal Science. 91(5):2119-2121.
The hedgehog system in ovarian follicles of cattle selected for twin ovulations and births: evidence of a link between the IGF and hedgehog systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aad, P.Y., Echternkamp, S.E., Sypherd, D.D., Schreiber, N.B., Spicer, L.J. 2012. The hedgehog system in ovarian follicles of cattle selected for twin ovulations and births: evidence of a link between the IGF and hedgehog systems. Biology of Reproduction. 87(4):79.
Potential odorous volatile organic compound emissions from feces and urine from cattle fed corn-based diets with wet distillers grains and solubles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hales, K.E., Parker, D.B., Cole, N.A. 2012. Potential odorous volatile organic compound emissions from feces and urine from cattle fed corn-based diets with wet distillers grains and solubles. Atmospheric Environment. 60:292-297.
Prostaglandin F2a activates stress response signaling and induces expression of activating transcription factor 3 (ATF3) in bovine large luteal cells - (Abstract Only)
(19-Jun-12)
Heifers with low antral follicle counts have low birth weights and produce progeny with low birth weights - (Proceedings)
Summers, A.F., Cushman, R.A., Cupp, A.S. 2012. Heifers with low antral follicle counts have low birth weights and produce progeny with low birth weights. Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Science. 63:217-220.
Effects of corn processing method and dietary inclusion of corn wet distillers grains with solubles on odor and gas production in cattle manure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hales, K.E., Cole, N.A., Varel, V.H. 2012. Effects of corn processing method and dietary inclusion of corn wet distillers grains with solubles on odor and gas production in cattle manure. Journal of Animal Science. 90:3988-4000.
Litter size influences lamb weight and ovarian reserve but not reproductive tract development or expression of genes involved in early follicular development - (Abstract Only)
(13-Apr-12)
Vegfa164_b Mrna Abundance Has a Positive Relationship to Amh, Bcl2 and the Ratio of E2:a4 in Mural Granulosa Cells of Estrogen Active and Inactive Follicles Prior to Ovulation - (Abstract Only)
(13-Apr-12)
Rumen and cecum methane emissions between steers that are either negative or positive for residual gain - (Abstract Only)
Freetly, H.C., Hales, K.E., Wells, J. 2012. Rumen and cecum methane emissions between steers that are either negative or positive for residual gain [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 90(Suppl. 3):478.
Effects of roughage concentration in dry-rolled corn-based diets containing wet distillers grains with solubles on performance and carcass characteristics of finishing beef steers - (Abstract Only)
Hales, K.E., Freetly, H.C. 2012. Effects of roughage concentration in dry-rolled corn-based diets containing wet distillers grains with solubles on performance and carcass characteristics of finishing beef steers [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 90(Suppl. 3):432.
Adipose and muscle tissue expression of two genes (NCAPG and LCORL) located in a chromosomal region associated with cattle feed intake and gain - (Abstract Only)
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Sexten, A.K., Kuehn, L.A., Rempel, L.A., Miles, J.R., Cushman, R.A., Freetly, H.C. 2012. Adipose and muscle tissue expression of two genes (NCAPG and LCORL) located in a chromosomal region associated with cattle feed intake and gain [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 90(Suppl. 3):453.
Reduced fertility in female progeny from beef heifers on dietary restriction during development - (Abstract Only)
Echternkamp, S.E., Eborn, D.R., Cushman, R.A. 2012. Reduced fertility in female progeny from beef heifers on dietary restriction during development [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 90 (Supplement 3):472 (Abstract #519).
Fetal to maternal transplacental DNA transfer in female beef cattle - (Abstract Only)
Eborn, D.R., McDaneld, T.G., Thallman, R.M., Echternkamp, S.E. 2012. Fetal to maternal transplacental DNA transfer in female beef cattle [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 90 (Supplement 3):323 (Abstract #T199).
Heifers with low antral follicle counts have low birth weights and produce progeny with low birth weights - (Abstract Only)
Summers, A.F., Cushman, R.A., Cupp, A.S. 2012. Heifers with low antral follicle counts have low birth weights and produce progeny with low birth weights [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 90 (Supplement 3):680 (Abstract #702).
The impact of cow nutrient status during the second and third trimester on development of the reproductive axis and fertility of daughters - (Abstract Only)
Cushman, R.A., McNeel, A.K., Freetly, H.C. 2012. The impact of cow nutrient status during the second and third trimester on development of the reproductive axis and fertility of daughters [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 90 (Supplement 3):472 (Abstract #520).
Evaluation of bovine chemerin (RARRES2) gene variation on beef cattle production traits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Kuehn, L.A., Rempel, L.A., Smith, T.P., Cushman, R.A., McDaneld, T.G., Wheeler, T.L., Shackelford, S.D., King, D.A., Freetly, H.C. 2012. Evaluation of bovine chemerin (RARRES2) gene variation on beef cattle production traits. Frontiers in Genetics. 3:39.
Commentary: Evidence that the autoimmune regulator gene influences thymic production of ovarian antigens and prevents autoimmune-mediated premature reproductive senescence - (Other)
Cushman, R.A. 2012. Commentary: Evidence that the autoimmune regulator gene influences thymic production of ovarian antigens and prevents autoimmune-mediated premature reproductive senescence. Biology of Reproduction. 86(4):109.
Increased abundance of aromatase and follicle stimulating hormone receptor mRNA and decreased insulin-like growth factor-2 receptor mRNA in small ovarian follicles of cattle selected for twin births - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Echternkamp, S.E., Aad, P.Y., Eborn, D.R., Spicer, L.J. 2012. Increased abundance of aromatase and follicle stimulating hormone receptor mRNA and decreased insulin-like growth factor-2 receptor mRNA in small ovarian follicles of cattle selected for twin births. Journal of Animal Science. 90(7):2193-2200.
Association, effects and validation of polymorphisms within the NCAPG - LCORL locus located on BTA6 with feed intake, gain, meat and carcass traits in beef cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Sexten, A.K., Kuehn, L.A., Smith, T.P., King, D.A., Shackelford, S.D., Wheeler, T.L., Ferrell, C.L., Jenkins, T.G., Snelling, W.M., Freetly, H.C. 2011. Association, effects and validation of polymorphisms within the NCAPG - LCORL locus located on BTA6 with feed intake, gain, meat and carcass traits in beef cattle. BioMed Central (BMC) Genetics. 12:103.
Physiology and Endocrinology Symposium. Factors controlling puberty in beef heifers - (Other)
Fricke, P.M., Cushman, R.A. 2012. Physiology and Endocrinology Symposium. Factors controlling puberty in beef heifers. Journal of Animal Science. 90(4):1150-1151.
Effect of heifer calving date on longevity and lifetime productivity - (Abstract Only)
Kill, L.K., Mousel, E.M., Cushman, R.A., Perry, G.A. 2012. Effect of heifer calving date on longevity and lifetime productivity [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 90 (Supplement 2):131 (Abstract #340P).
Genetic markers on BTA14 predictive for residual feed intake in beef steers and their effects on carcass and meat quality traits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Kuehn, L.A., Snelling, W.M., Smith, T.P., Ferrell, C.L., Jenkins, T.G., King, D.A., Shackelford, S.D., Wheeler, T.L., Freetly, H.C. 2012. Genetic markers on BTA14 predictive for residual feed intake in beef steers and their effects on carcass and meat quality traits. Animal Genetics. 43:599-603.
US consortium for the genetic improvement of feed efficiency in beef cattle - (Abstract Only)
Taylor, J.F., Beever, J.E., Fahrenkrug, S.C., Faulkner, D.B., Freetly, H.C., Garrick, D.J., Johnson, K.A., Hansen, S.L., Kerley, M.S., Loy, D.D., Neibergs, H.L., Pollak, E.J., Pomp, D., Seabury, C.M., Schnabel, R.D., Shike, D.W., Sonstegard, T.S., Spangler, M.L., Tait, J.R., Weaber, R.L. 2011. US consortium for the genetic improvement of feed efficiency in beef cattle [abstract]. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Bovine Genomics: Contributions to the Future of Livestock, October 6, 2011. Clermont-Ferrand/Cournon, France.
Genetic markers in bovine chromosome 14 are significant for residual feed intake in steers - (Abstract Only)
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Kuehn, L.A., Smith, T.P., Snelling, W.M., Freetly, H.C. 2011. Genetic markers in bovine chromosome 14 are significant for residual feed intake in steers. Journal of Animal Science. 89(E-Suppl. 1):422-423.
Factors affecting pregnancy rate to estrous synchronization and fixed-time artificial insemination in beef cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Echternkamp, S.E., Thallman, R.M. 2011. Factors affecting pregnancy rate to estrous synchronization and fixed-time artificial insemination in beef cattle. Journal of Animal Science. 89(10):3060-3068.
Methane emissions from cattle differing in feed intake and feed efficiency fed a high concentrate diet - (Proceedings)
Freetly, H.C., Brown Brandl, T.M. 2011. Methane emissions from cattle differing in feed intake and feed efficiency fed a high concentrate diet. Proceedings of the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science 62:314-317.
Investigation of a functional role for Titin in the bovine ovary based on the results of an initial whole genome scan for antral follicle count - (Abstract Only)
Cushman, R.A., Echternkamp, S.E. 2011. Investigation of a functional role for Titin in the bovine ovary based on the results of an initial whole genome scan for antral follicle count [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction. 85 (1 Supplement):199 (Abstract # 642).
Rapid induction of gene expression in the corpus luteum following in vivo treatment with prostaglandin F2 alpha - (Abstract Only)
Davis, J.S., Hou, X., Maroni, D., Talbott, H., Fan, J., Guda, C., Yu, F., Cushman, R.A., Cupp, A.S. 2011. Rapid induction of gene expression in the corpus luteum following in vivo treatment with prostaglandin F2 alpha [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction. 85 (1 Supplement):111 (Abstract # 229).
Females with reduced fertility have excess androstenedione in follicular fluid, altered theca gene expression and increased VEGFA164b, maternal effect, and microRNA processing mRNA levels in cumulus-oocyte complexes - (Abstract Only)
Summers, A., Cushman, R., Smith, J.E., Lammers, B., Mcfee, R., Pohlmeier, W., Brauer, V., Sargent, K., Lu, N., Cupp, A.S., Wood, J.R. 2011. Females with reduced fertility have excess androstenedione in follicular fluid, altered theca gene expression and increased VEGFA164b, maternal effect, and microRNA processing mRNA levels in cumulus-oocyte complexes [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction. 85 (1 Supplement):205 (Abstract # 667).
A region on BTA14 that includes the positional candidate genes LYPLA1, XKR4 and TMEM68 is associated with feed intake and growth phenotypes in cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Kuehn, L.A., Smith, T.P., Ferrell, C.L., Jenkins, T.G., Freetly, H.C., Snelling, W.M. 2012. A region on BTA14 that includes the positional candidate genes LYPLA1, XKR4 and TMEM68 is associated with feed intake and growth phenotypes in cattle. Animal Genetics. 43(2):216-219.
Anti-angiogenic VEGFA164B isoform mRNA is more abundant in E2-inactive, atretic follicles while expression of angiogenic VEGFA isoforms is greater in granulosa cells from developing bovine follicles prior to the LH surge - (Abstract Only)
Mcfee, R., Artac, R., Pohlmeier, W., Kerl, J., Brauer, V., Cushman, R., Cupp, A. 2011. Anti-angiogenic VEGFA164B isoform mRNA is more abundant in E2-inactive, atretic follicles while expression of angiogenic VEGFA isoforms is greater in granulosa cells from developing bovine follicles prior to the LH surge [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction. 85 (1 Supplement):205 (Abstract # 668).
Hedgehog signaling pathway in small bovine ovarian follicles - (Abstract Only)
Echternkamp, S.E., Eborn, D.R., Spicer, L.J. 2011. Hedgehog signaling pathway in small bovine ovarian follicles [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction. 85 (1 Supplement):206 (Abstract # 673).
Methane emissions from cattle differing in feed intake and feed efficiency fed a high concentrate diet - (Abstract Only)
Freetly, H.C., Brown Brandl, T.M. 2011. Methane emissions from cattle differing in feed intake and feed efficiency fed a high concentrate diet [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 89(E-Supplement 2):187. Abstract # 33.
Growth curves of crossbred cows sired by Hereford, Angus, Belgian Blue, Brahman, Boran, and Tuli bulls, and the fraction of mature weight and height at puberty     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Freetly, H.C., Kuehn, L.A., Cundiff, L.V. 2011. Growth curves of crossbred cows sired by Hereford, Angus, Belgian Blue, Brahman, Boran, and Tuli bulls, and the fraction of mature weight and height at puberty. Journal of Animal Science. 89(8):2373-2379.
Using ultrasonography to determine reproductive tract development in beef heifers - (Abstract Only)
Cushman, R.A., Kuehn, L.A., Thallman, R.M., Snelling, W.M., Freetly, H.C. 2011. Using ultrasonography to determine reproductive tract development in beef heifers [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 89 (E-Supplement 1):418-419 (Abstract #327).
Evaluation of polymorphisms within the genes GSHR and SLC2A2 that are within a region on bovine chromosome 1 (BTA1) previously associated with feed intake and weight gain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Kuehn, L.A., Snelling, W.M., Smith, T.P., Ferrell, C.L., Jenkins, T.G., Freetly, H.C. 2012. Evaluation of polymorphisms within the genes GSHR and SLC2A2 that are within a region on bovine chromosome 1 (BTA1) previously associated with feed intake and weight gain. Animal Genetics. 43(1):112.
Effects of protein supplementation during heifer development on reproductive characteristics and success in beef heifers - (Abstract Only)
Summers, A.F., Cushman, R.A., Weber, S.P., Spangler, M.L., Cupp, A.S. 2011. Effects of protein supplementation during heifer development on reproductive characteristics and success in beef heifers [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 89 (E-Supplement 1):91 (Abstract #M241).
Failure of differences in prepubertal dietary intake to affect ovarian development in pubertal beef heifers - (Abstract Only)
Echternkamp, S.E., Eborn, D.R., Cushman, R.A. 2011. Failure of differences in prepubertal dietary intake to affect ovarian development in pubertal beef heifers [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 89 (E-Supplement 1):93 (Abstract #M246).
Reproductive strategies to increase cow longevity - (Research Notes)
Cushman, R.A. 2011. Reproductive strategies to increase cow longevity. (New York Winter Beef Management Meeting Handout, Syracuse, January 22, 2011.) Cornell University, Department of Animal Science Teaching, Extension, Research. Mimeograph Series No. 250.
Genomic regions associated with kyphosis in swine     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Rohrer, G.A., Kuehn, L.A., Keele, J.W., Holl, J.W., Shackelford, S.D., Wheeler, T.L., Nonneman, D.J. 2010. Genomic regions associated with kyphosis in swine. BMC Genetics. 11:112.
The effects of genetic markers on BTA6 significant for steer feed intake and gain traits on carcass and meat traits - (Abstract Only)
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Sexten, A.K., Kuehn, L.A., Smith, T.P., King, D.A., Shackelford, S.D., Wheeler, T.L., Snelling, W.M., Freetly, H.C. 2011. The effects of genetic markers on BTA6 significant for steer feed intake and gain traits on carcass and meat traits. Plant & Animal Genome XIX Conference. Poster No. P531. p. 230
Impact of bull development on reproductive success - (Abstract Only)
Perry, G.A., Rupp, G.P., Cushman, R.A. 2011. Impact of bull development on reproductive success [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 89 (E-Supplement 2):65 (Abstract #52).
Effects of level of feeding on energy utilization by Angora goats     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tovar-Luna, I., Puchala, R., Sahlu, T., Freetly, H.C., Goetsch, A.L. 2011. Effects of level of feeding on energy utilization by Angora goats. Journal of Animal Science. 89(1):142-149.
Effects of stage of lactation and dietary concentrate level on energy utilization by Alpine dairy goats     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tovar-Luna, I., Puchala, R., Sahlu, T., Freetly, H.C., Goetsch, A.L. 2010. Effects of stage of lactation and dietary concentrate level on energy utilization by Alpine dairy goats. Journal of Dairy Science. 93(10):4818-4828.
Effects of stage of lactation and level of feed intake on energy utilization by Alpine dairy goats     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tovar-Luna, I., Puchala, R., Sahlu, T., Freetly, H.C., Goetsch, A.L. 2010. Effects of stage of lactation and level of feed intake on energy utilization by Alpine dairy goats. Journal of Dairy Science. 93(10):4829-4837.
Polymorphisms in POMC are not associated with dry matter intake and average daily gain phenotypes in beef cattle     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Kuehn, L.A., Snelling, W.M., Smith, T.P.L., Ferrell, C.L., Jenkins, T.G., Freetly, H.C. 2010. Polymorphisms in POMC are not associated with dry matter intake and average daily gain phenotypes in beef cattle. Animal Genetics. 41(6):669-670.
Follicle size and volume is less indicative of development of a persistent follicle in beef heifers - (Abstract Only)
Mcfee, R., Pohlmeier, W., Smith, J., Kerl, J., Slattery, R., Clopton, D., Wood, J., Cushman, R., Cupp, A. 2010. Follicle size and volume is less indicative of development of a persistent follicle in beef heifers [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction. 83 (Special Issue):139 (Abstract # 615).
Using growth traits and adipose function to identify indicators of heifer fertility - (Abstract Only)
Cushman, R.A., Allan, M.F., Mcdaneld, T.G., Kuehn, L.A., Rempel, L.A., Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Snelling, W.M., Freetly, H.C. 2010. Using growth traits and adipose function to identify indicators of heifer fertility [abstract]. Proceedings of 8th International Ruminant Reproduction Symposium. p. 130 (Abstract # M43).
Comparisons of mRNA expression for insulin-like growth factor (IGF) type 2 receptor (IGF2R) and IGF-1 in small ovarian follicles between cattle selected and not selected for twin ovulations - (Abstract Only)
Echternkamp, S.E., Aad, P.A., Spicer, L.J. 2010. Comparisons of mRNA expression for insulin-like growth factor (IGF) type 2 receptor (IGF2R) and IGF-1 in small ovarian follicles between cattle selected and not selected for twin ovulations [abstract]. Proceedings of 8th International Ruminant Reproduction Symposium. p. 122 (Abstract # S38).
Challenges in Making Progress to Improve Cow Efficiency and Potential Tools - (Literature Review)
Freetly, H.C. 2010. Challenges in Making Progress to Improve Cow Efficiency and Potential Tools. Proceedings of the Colorado Nutrition Roundtable, March 25, 2010, Fort Collins, CO.
Application of Biological Simulation Models in Estimating Feed Efficiency of Finishing Steers     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, C.B. 2010. Application of Biological Simulation Models in Estimating Feed Efficiency of Finishing Steers. Journal of Animal Science. 88(7):2523-2529.
A Region on BTA6 Is Associated with Feed Intake and Gain in Beef Cattle - (Abstract Only)
Sexten, A.K., Kuehn, L.A., Smith, T.P., Freetly, H.C., Snelling, W.M., Lindholm-Perry, A.K. 2010. A Region on BTA6 Is Associated with Feed Intake and Gain in Beef Cattle [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 88 (E-Supplement 2):185.
Reproductive Tract Differences in Repeat-Breeder Cows - (Abstract Only)
Cushman, R.A., Miles, J.R., Echternkamp, S.E. 2010. Reproductive Tract Differences in Repeat-Breeder Cows [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 88 (E-Supplement 2):220. (Abstract #168).
Effect of Dietary Energy on Ovarian Development and Fertility in Postpuberal Beef Heifers - (Abstract Only)
Echternkamp, S.E., Cushman, R.A., Ferrell, C.L. 2010. Effect of Dietary Energy on Ovarian Development and Fertility in Postpuberal Beef Heifers [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 88 (E-Supplement 2):115. (Abstract #M300).
Prediction of Genetic Values for Feed Intake from Individual Body Weight Gain and Total Feed Intake of the Pen     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, A.J., Ferrell, C.L., Cundiff, L.V., Van Vleck, L.D. 2010. Prediction of Genetic Values for Feed Intake from Individual Body Weight Gain and Total Feed Intake of the Pen. Journal of Animal Science. 88(6):1967-1972.
Genetic and Phenotypic Parameter Estimates for Feed Intake and Other Traits in Growing Beef Cattle - (Other)
Rolfe, K.M., Nielsen, M.K., Ferrell, C.L., Jenkins, T.G. 2010. Genetic and Phenotypic Parameter Estimates for Feed Intake and Other Traits in Growing Beef Cattle. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2010 Beef Cattle Report, MP93. pp. 34-35.
Evaluation of Two Positional Candidate Genes on BTA14 for Association with Dry Matter Intake in Beef Cattle - (Abstract Only)
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Kuehn, L.A., Smith, T.P., Freetly, H.C., Snelling, W.M. 2010. Evaluation of Two Positional Candidate Genes on BTA14 for Association with Dry Matter Intake in Beef Cattle [abstract]. Plant & Animal Genome XVIII Conference. Poster No. P553. p. 216.
Net Flux of Amino Acids Across the Portal-drained Viscera and Liver of the Ewe During Abomasal Infusion of Protein and Glucose - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Freetly, H.C., Ferrell, C.L., Archibeque, S.L. 2010. Net Flux of Amino Acids Across the Portal-drained Viscera and Liver of the Ewe During Abomasal Infusion of Protein and Glucose. Journal of Animal Science. 88(3):1093-1107.
Size of Ovulatory Follicles in Cattle Expressing Multiple Ovulations Naturally and Its Influence on Corpus Luteum Development and Fertility     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Echternkamp, S.E., Cushman, R.A., Allan, M.F. 2009. Size of Ovulatory Follicles in Cattle Expressing Multiple Ovulations Naturally and Its Influence on Corpus Luteum Development and Fertility. Journal of Animal Science. 87(11):3556-3568.
Effects of Breed and Diet on Growth and Body Composition of Crossbred Boer and Spanish Wether Goats - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ngwa, A.T., Dawson, L.J., Puchala, R., Detweiler, G.D., Merkel, R.C., Wang, Z., Tesfai, K., Sahlu, T., Ferrell, C.L., Goetsch, A.L. 2009. Effects of Breed and Diet on Growth and Body Composition of Crossbred Boer and Spanish Wether Goats. Journal of Animal Science. 87(9):2913-2923.
Influence of Reproductive Aging of the Cow on Luteal Function and Period 1 mRNA Expression - (Abstract Only)
Cushman, R.A., Echternkamp, S.E. 2009. Influence of Reproductive Aging of the Cow on Luteal Function and Period 1 mRNA Expression [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction. 2009 Supplement:156 (Abstract #478).
Association Between Preovulatory Concentrations of Estradiol and Expression of Uterine Milk Protein Precursor, Inhibin Beta A, Period 1, Proenkephalin, and Receptors for Oxytocin, Progesterone, and Estradiol - (Abstract Only)
Perry, G.A., Perry, B.L., Cushman, R.A. 2009. Association Between Preovulatory Concentrations of Estradiol and Expression of Uterine Milk Protein Precursor, Inhibin Beta A, Period 1, Proenkephalin, and Receptors for Oxytocin, Progesterone, and Estradiol [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction. 2009 Supplement:117 (Abstract #308).
Fitting Cows to Your Operation - (Literature Review)
Freetly, H.C. 2009. Fitting Cows to Your Operation. Beef Improvement Federation Proceedings. April 30-May 3, 2009, Sacramento, CA. p. 119-123.
Effects of Stage of Lactation and Dietary Forage Level on Body Composition of Alpine Dairy Goats - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ngwa, A.T., Dawson, L.J., Puchala, R., Detweiler, G., Merkel, R.C., Wang, Z., Tesfai, K., Sahlu, T., Ferrell, C.L., Goetsch, A.L. 2009. Effects of Stage of Lactation and Dietary Forage Level on Body Composition of Alpine Dairy Goats. Journal of Dairy Science. 92(7):3374-3385.
Efficiency of Energy Utilization by Lactating Alpine Goats - (Abstract Only)
Tovar-Luna, I., Goetsch, A.L., Puchala, R., Sahlu, T., Freetly, H.C. 2009. Efficiency of Energy Utilization by Lactating Alpine Goats [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science 87 (E-Supplement 2):486.
Rate of Maturing and Proportion of Mature Body Weight at Puberty of Crossbred Cows - (Abstract Only)
Freetly, H.C., Kuehn, L.A. 2009. Rate of Maturing and Proportion of Mature Body Weight at Puberty of Crossbred Cows [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science 87 (E-Supplement 2):498.
An Evaluation of Residual Feed Intake Estimates Obtained with Computer Models Versus Empirical Regression - (Abstract Only)
Williams, C.B., Ferrell, C.L., Jenkins, T.G. 2009. An Evaluation of Residual Feed Intake Estimates Obtained with Computer Models Versus Empirical Regression [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science 87 (E-Supplement 2):581.
Comparison of Two Protocols to Achieve Pregnancy to Fixed-Time Artificial Insemination (TAI) in Suckled Beef Cows - (Abstract Only)
Echternkamp, S.E., Hays, W.G., Jones, S., Cushman, R.A. 2009. Comparison of Two Protocols to Achieve Pregnancy to Fixed-Time Artificial Insemination (TAI) in Suckled Beef Cows [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 87 (E-Supplement 2):269 (Abstract # T228).
Evaluation of Antral Follicle Count and Ovarian Morphology in Crossbred Beef Cows: Investigation of Influence of Stage of the Estrous Cycle, Age, and Birth Weight     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cushman, R.A., Allan, M.F., Kuehn, L.A., Snelling, W.M., Cupp, A.S., Freetly, H.C. 2009. Evaluation of Antral Follicle Count and Ovarian Morphology in Crossbred Beef Cows: Investigation of Influence of Stage of the Estrous Cycle, Age, and Birth Weight. Journal of Animal Science. 87(6):1971-1980.
Technical Note: The Relationship Between Heart Rate and Energy Expenditure in Growing Crossbred Boer and Spanish Wethers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Puchala, R., Tovar-Luna, I., Sahlu, T., Freetly, H.C., Goetsch, A. 2009. Technical Note: The Relationship between Heart Rate and Energy Expenditure in Growing Crossbred Boer and Spanish Wethers. Journal of Animal Science. 87(5):1714-1721.
Preweaning performance and body composition of calves from straightbred Nellore and Bos taurus x Nellore crosses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Calegare, L., Alencar, M.M., Packer, I.U., Leme, P.R., Ferrell, C.L., Lanna, D.P. 2009. Preweaning Performance and Body Composition of Calves from Straightbred Nellore and Bos taurus x Nellore Crosses. Journal of Animal Science. 87(5):1814-1820.
Energy requirements of different breeds of beef cattle and their relationship to production efficiency - (Literature Review)
Ferrell, C.L., Jenkins, T.G. 2008. Energy requirements of different breeds of beef cattle and their relationship to production efficiency. Proceedings of 36th Annual Meeting for Production Animals in Mexico. December 1-2, 2008, Monterrey, Mexico. p. 48-63. 2008 CDROM.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) mRNA Isoforms are Altered in Bovine Granulosa Cells (GC) by Circulating Progestin Concentrations (P4) and May Indicate Follicle Status and Oocyte Competence - (Abstract Only)
Slattery, R., Clopton, D., Wood, J., Cushman, R., Cupp, A. 2009. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) mRNA Isoforms are Altered in Bovine Granulosa Cells (GC) by Circulating Progestin Concentrations (P4) and May Indicate Follicle Status and Oocyte Competence [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 87 (E-Supplement 3):66 (Abstract # 85).
Influence of Exogenous Progestin on Ovarian Function in Beef Cows - (Abstract Only)
Cushman, R.A., Wood, J.R., Echternkamp, S.E., Cupp, A.S. 2009. Influence of Exogenous Progestin on Ovarian Function in Beef Cows [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 87 (E-Supplement 3):113 (Abstract # 239).
Achievements of Research in Reproduction Sciences - (Review Article)
Cushman, R.A., Allan, M.F., Kuehn, L.A. 2009. Achievements of Research in Reproduction Sciences. In: Rosati, A., Tewolde, A., Mosconi, C., editors. Animal Production and Animal Science Worldwide - WAAP Book of the Year 2007. The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers. p. 59-65.
Cow/calf preweaning efficiency of Nellore and Bos taurus x Bos indicus crosses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Calegare, L., Alencar, M.M., Packer, I.U., Ferrell, C.L., Lanna, D.P. 2009. Cow/calf preweaning efficiency of Nellore and Bos taurus x Bos indicus crosses. Journal of Animal Science. 87(2):740-747.
Veal marketing could return more than traditional weaning - (Trade Journal)
Williams, C.B. 2008. Veal marketing could return more than traditional weaning. Bottom Line 10(4):4-5.
Confirmation of quantitative trait loci using a low-density single nucleotide polymorphism map for twinning and ovulation rate on bovine chromosome 5 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allan, M.F., Kuehn, L.A., Cushman, R.A., Snelling, W.M., Echternkamp, S.E., Thallman, R.M. 2009. Confirmation of quantitative trait loci using a low-density single nucleotide polymorphism map for twinning and ovulation rate on bovine chromosome 5. Journal of Animal Science. 87(1):46-56.
Characterization of biological types of cattle: Indicator traits of fertility in beef cows - (Review Article)
Cushman, R.A., Allan, M.F., Kuehn, L.A. 2008. Characterization of biological types of cattle: Indicator traits of fertility in beef cows. Brazilian Journal of Animal Science. 37(Special Supplement):116-121.
Asas Centennial Paper: Net Energy Systems for Beef Cattle-Concepts, Application, and Future Models - (Literature Review)
Ferrell, C.L., Oltjen, J.W. 2008. ASAS Centennial Paper: Net energy systems for beef cattle-Concepts, application, and future models. Journal of Animal Science. 86(10):2779-2794.
Nutritional requirements and their relationship to relevant bio-economic traits of the cow herd - (Literature Review)
Ferrell, C.L., Jenkins, T.G. 2008. Nutritional requirements and their relationship to relevant bio-economic traits of the cow herd. In: Proceedings of the VI Simposio de Producao de Gado de Corte (VI Symposium of Beef Cattle Production), May 24-26, 2008, Vicosa, Brazil.
Effects of distillers grains on feedlot performance of crossbred steers - (Abstract Only)
Ferrell, C.L., Shackelford, S.D., Varel, V.H. 2008. Effects of distillers grains on feedlot performance of crossbred steers [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 86 (E-Supplement 2):583.
Estimates of genetic variation for feed intake and other characteristics in growing beef cattle - (Abstract Only)
Rolfe, K.M., Nielsen, M.K., Ferrell, C.L., Jenkins, T.G. 2008. Estimates of genetic variation for feed intake and other characteristics in growing beef cattle [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 86 (E-Supplement 2):546.
Discovery and application of energetic principles to feeding systems for beef cattle - (Abstract Only)
Ferrell, C.L., Oltjen, J.W. 2008. Discovery and application of energetic principles to feeding systems for beef cattle [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 86 (E-Supplement 2):611.
Discovery and application of energetic principles to feeding systems for beef cattle: Use of dynamic models - (Abstract Only)
Oltjen, J.W., Ferrell, C.L. 2008. Discovery and application of energetic principles to feeding systems for beef cattle: Use of dynamic models [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 86 (E-Supplement 2):611.
Impact of simulated selection for feed efficiency and length of breeding season on beef life cycle performance - (Abstract Only)
Williams, C.B., Jenkins, T.G. 2008. Impact of simulated selection for feed efficiency and length of breeding season on beef life cycle performance [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 86(E-Supplement 2):254-255.
Relationship of antral follicle counts to fertility and ovarian AMH mRNA levels in beef cows - (Abstract Only)
Cushman, R., Miles, J., Allan, M., Kuehn, L., Echternkamp, S., Freetly, H. 2008. Relationship of antral follicle counts to fertility and ovarian AMH mRNA levels in beef cows [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction. Special Issue:224 (Abstract #722).
Comparisons of mRNA expression for aromatase, FSH receptor, and IGF-I in the granulosa of small ovarian follicles between cattle selected and unselected for twin ovulations - (Abstract Only)
Echternkamp, S., Cushman, R., Spicer, L. 2008. Comparisons of mRNA expression for aromatase, FSH receptor, and IGF-I in the granulosa of small ovarian follicles between cattle selected and unselected for twin ovulations [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction. Special Issue:81 (Abstract #123).
The hedgehog system in ovarian follicles of cattle selected for twin ovulations and births: evidence of a link between the IGF and hedgehog systems - (Abstract Only)
Aad, P., Spicer, L., Echternkamp, S. 2008. The hedgehog system in ovarian follicles of cattle selected for twin ovulations and births: Evidence of a link between the IGF and hedgehog systems [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction. Special Issue:109-110 (Abstract #242).
Association between Period 1 mRNA levels in leukocytes and initiation of estrous cycles in peripubertal beef heifers - (Abstract Only)
Fields, S., Perry, B., Perry, G., Cushman, R. 2008. Association between Period 1 mRNA levels in leukocytes and initiation of estrous cycles in peripubertal beef heifers [abstract]. Biology of Reproduction. Special Issue:209 (Abstract #654).
Evidence for possible involvement of IGF type II receptors (IGF2R) in regulating growth of two concomitant dominant follicles in cattle - (Abstract Only)
Aad, P.Y., Echternkamp, S.E., Spicer, L.J. 2008. Evidence for possible involvement of IGF type II receptors (IGF2R) in regulating growth of two concomitant dominant follicles in cattle [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 86 (E-Supplement 3):10 (Abstract #38).
Usmarc Expands Feed-Efficiency Research Program - (Trade Journal)
Allan, M.F. 2008. USMARC expands feed-efficiency research program. Bottom Line. 10(1):14-15.
Association between age and ovarian morphology in crossbred beef cows - (Abstract Only)
Cushman, R.A. 2008. Association between age and ovarian morphology in crossbred beef cows [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 86 (E-Supplement 3):106-107 (Abstract #231).
Genomic architecture of energy utilization and its role in beef cattle efficiency     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Allan, M.F. 2008. Genomic architecture of energy utilization and its role in beef cattle efficiency [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 86(E-Supplement 3):52. Abstract #48.
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