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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: 2002 Research Update

Authors
item Grings, Elaine
item Geary, Thomas
item Haferkamp, Marshall
item Heitschmidt, Rodney
item Klement, Keith
item Macneil, Michael
item Roberts, Andrew
item Vermeire, Lance

Submitted to: Research Update for Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: November 1, 2002
Publication Date: January 12, 2003
Repository URL: http://WWW.LARRL.ARS.USDA.GOV
Citation: GRINGS, E.E., GEARY, T.W., HAFERKAMP, M.R., HEITSCHMIDT, R.K., KLEMENT, K.D., MACNEIL, M.D., ROBERTS, A.J., VERMEIRE, L.T. 2002 RESEARCH UPDATE. RESEARCH UPDATE FOR FORT KEOGH LIVESTOCK AND RANGE RESEARCH LABORATORY. 2003. 90 pages.

Interpretive Summary: The mission of the Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory is to research and develop ecologically and economically sustainable range animal management systems that ultimately meet consumers needs. This report covers research conducted or summarized over the last three years to meet this mission. Areas of research include studies on rangeland productivity, management strategies for grazing livestock, enhancing female fertility, genomic solutions, breeding systems, producing lean beef, and forage quality. Included are 42 reports on studies such as measuring carbon fluxes on rangelands, livestock performance on new varieties of seeded grasses, drought management, estrus synchronization protocols for beef cattle, use of genetic markers and Quality Trait Loci (QTL) in breeding decisions, performance of cattle with differing genetic backgrounds to improve production of lean meat, and techniques for evaluating quality of rangeland forage for beef cattle production. Each report includes a section on future directions for continued research in the subject and a listing of relevant publications covering the research results in greater detail.

Technical Abstract: The mission of the Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory is to research and develop ecologically and economically sustainable range animal management systems that ultimately meet consumers needs. This report covers research conducted or summarized over the last three years to meet this mission. Areas of research include studies on rangeland productivity, management strategies for grazing livestock, enhancing female fertility, genomic solutions, breeding systems, producing lean beef, and forage quality. Included are 42 reports on studies such as measuring carbon fluxes on rangelands, livestock performance on new varieties of seeded grasses, drought management, estrus synchronization protocols for beef cattle, use of genetic markers and Quality Trait Loci (QTL) in breeding decisions, performance of cattle with differing genetic backgrounds to improve production of lean meat, and techniques for evaluating quality of rangeland forage for beef cattle production. Each report includes a section on future directions for continued research in the subject and a listing of relevant publications covering the research results in greater detail.

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