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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Alleviating Rate Limiting Factors that Compromise Beef Production Efficiency

Location: Range and Livestock Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Delaying postpartum supplementation in cows consuming low-quality forage does not alter cow and calf productivity - (Peer reviewed journal)
Mulliniks, J.T., Sawyer, J.E., Waterman, R.C., Petersen, M.K. 2016. Delaying postpartum supplementation in cows consuming low-quality forage does not alter cow and calf productivity. Animal Feed Science And Technology. 7:642-649.

Identification of beef heifers with superior uterine capacity for pregnancy - (Peer reviewed journal)
Geary, T.W., Burns, G.W., Moraes, J., Moss, J.I., Denicol, A.C., Dobbs, K.B., Ortega, M.S., Hansen, P.J., Wehrman, M.E., Neibergs, H., O'Neil, E., Behura, S., Spencer, T.E. 2016. Identification of beef heifers with superior uterine capacity for pregnancy. Biology of Reproduction. 95(2):47, 1-12.

Effects of reduced in utero and post weaning nutrition on milk yield and composition in primiparous beef cows - (Peer reviewed journal)
Waterman, R.C., Geary, T.W., Petersen, M.K., Macneil, M.M. 2016. Effects of reduced in utero and post weaning nutrition on milk yield and composition in primiparous beef cows. Animal-The International Journal of Animal Biosciences. doi:10.1017/S1751731116001257.

Beef heifer development and lifetime productivity in rangeland-based production systems - (Peer reviewed journal)
Roberts, A.J., Funston, R.N., Grings, E.E., Petersen, M.K. 2016. Beef heifer development and lifetime productivity in rangeland-based production systems. Journal of Animal Science. 94:2705-2715.

Effect of supplemental trace mineral level and form on peripubertal bulls - (Peer reviewed journal)
Geary, T.W., Kelly, W.L., Spickard, D.S., Larson, C.K., Grings, E.E., Ansotegui, R.P. 2016. Effect of supplemental trace mineral level and form on peripubertal bulls. Animal Reproduction Science. 168:1-9.

Choosing a Calving Date Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Funston, R.N., Grings, E.E., Roberts, A.J., Tibbets, B.T. 2016. Invited Review:Choosing a Calving Date. Professional Animal Scientist. 32:145-153.

Forage and weather influcence day versus nighttime cow behavior and calf weaning weights on rangeland - (Peer reviewed journal)
Sawalhah, M.N., Cibils, A.F., Maladi, A., Cao, H., Vanleeuwen, D.M., Holechek, J.L., Black Rubio, C.M., Wesley, R.L., Endecott, R.L., Mulliniks, T.J., Petersen, M.K. 2016. Forage and weather influcence day versus nighttime cow behavior and calf weaning weights on rangeland. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 69(2):134-143.

Effect of late gestation bodyweight change and condition score on progeny feedlot performance - (Peer reviewed journal)
Mulliniks, J.T., Sawyer, J.E., Harrelson, F.W., Mathis, C.P., Cox, S.H., Loest, C.A., Petersen, M.K. 2015. Effect of late gestation bodyweight change and condition score on progeny feedlot performance. Animal Production Science. doi. 10.1071/ANI5025.

Circulating microRNAs as biomarkers of early embryonic viability in cattle - (Abstract only)
Pohler, K.G., Green, J.A., Moley, L.A., Hung, W.T., Hong, X., Christenson, L.K., Geary, T.W., Smith, M.F. 2015. Circulating microRNAs as biomarkers of early embryonic viability in cattle. Society for the Study of Reproduction Meeting Abstract. CD.

Systems biology approach to understanding uterine receptivity and pregnancy loss - (Abstract only)
Burns, G.W., Wehrman, M.E., Geary, T.W., Moss, J.I., Denicol, A.C., Dobbs, K.B., Ortega, M.S., Hansen, P.J., Wojtowicz, A., Neibergs, H., Spencer, T.E. 2015. Systems biology approach to understanding uterine receptivity and pregnancy loss. Society for Study of Reproduction Meeting Abstract. CD.

Can we build the cowherd by increasing longevity of females? - (Peer reviewed journal)
Roberts, A.J., Petersen, M.K., Funston, R.N. 2015. Can we build the cowherd by increasing longevity of females? Journal of Animal Science. 93:4235-4243.

Predicting embryo presence and viability - (Book / chapter)
Pohler, K.G., Green, J.A., Geary, T.W., Peres, R.G., Pereira, M.C., Vasconcelos, J.M., Smith, M.F. 2015. Predicting embryo presence and viability. IN: Regulation of Implantation and Establishment of Pregnancy in Mammals. Editors: R. D. Geisert and F. W. Bazer. Chapter 13:243-270.

Reproductive Management for Optimal Oocyte Development to Enhance Fertility - (Proceedings)
Geary, T.W., Abreu, F.M. 2015. Reproductive Management for Optimal Oocyte Development to Enhance Fertility. 19th Conference on New Techniques in Bovine Production and Reproduction. Brazil. CD:26-39.

Reproductive Management for Optimal Uterine Preparedness for Pregnancy - (Proceedings)
Geary, T.W., Fernanda, A. 2015. Reproductive Management for Optimal Uterine Preparedness for Pregnancy. 19th Conference on New Techniques in Bovine Production and Reproduction. Brazil. CD:111-125.

Role of exogenous estrogen in initiation of estrus and induction of an LH surge - (Abstract only)
Mogck, C.L., Madsen, C.A., Geary, T.W., Perry, G.A. 2015. Role of exogenous estrogen in initiation of estrus and induction of an LH surge. Midwestern Section American Society of Animal Science. 93(Supple. 2):195.

Individual mineral supplement intake by ewes swath grazing or confinement fed pea-barley forage - (Peer reviewed journal)
Ragen, D.L., Nix, E.E., Endecott, R.L., Hatfield, P.G., Petersen, M.K., Bowman, J.P. 2015. Individual mineral supplement intake by ewes swath grazing or confinement fed pea-barley forage. Animal Feed Science And Technology. 200:107-111.

Heifer body weight gain and reproductive achievement in response to protein and energy supplementation while grazing dormant range forage Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Waterman, R.C., Sawyer, J.E., Kane, K.K., Hawkins, D.E., Petersen, M.K. 2014. Heifer body weight gain and reproductive achievement in response to protein and energy supplementation while grazing dormant range forage. Agricultural Sciences. 5:1296-1304.

Characterization of the vaginal microbiota of ewes and cows reveals a unique microbiota with low levels of lactobacilli and near-neutral pH - (Peer reviewed journal)
Swartz, J.D., Lachman, M., Westveer, K., O'Neill, T., Geary, T.W., Kott, R.W., Berardinelli, J.G., Hatfield, P.G., Thomson, J.M., Roberts, A.J., Yeoman, C.J. 2014. Characterization of the vaginal microbiota of ewes and cows reveals a unique microbiota with low levels of lactobacilli and near-neutral pH. Frontiers in Veterinary Infectious Diseases. 1(19):1-10.

Increased conception rates in beef cattle inseminated with nanopurified bull semen - (Peer reviewed journal)
Odhiambo, J.F., Dejarnette, J.M., Geary, T.W., Kennedy, C.E., Suarez, S.S., Sutovsky, M., Sutovsky, P. 2014. Increased conception rates in beef cattle inseminated with nanopurified bull semen. Biology of Reproduction. 91(4):1-10.

Index-in-retrospect and breeding objectives characterizing genetic improvement programs for South African Nguni cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Matjuda, L.E., MacNeil, M.D., Maiwashe, A., Leesburg, V.L., Malatje, M. 2014. Index-in-retrospect and breeding objectives characterizing genetic improvement programs for South African Nguni cattle. South African Journal of Science. 44:161-172.

Nanopurification of semen improves AI pregnancy rates in beef cattle - (Abstract only)

Can we build the cowherd by increasing longevity of females? - (Abstract only)

Influence of Miles City Line 1 on the United States Hereford Population Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
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.

Comparison of methionine hydroxy analogue chelated versus sulfate forms of copper, zinc, and manganese on growth performance and pregnancy rates in yearling beef replacement heifers Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Whitehurst, W.A., Paterson, J.A., Harbac, M.M., Petersen, M.K., Duff, G.C., Geary, T.W., Zanton, G.I., Wistuba, T.J. 2014. Comparison of methionine hydroxy analogue chelated versus sulfate forms of copper, zinc, and manganese on growth performance and pregnancy rates in yearling beef replacement heifers. Professional Animal Scientist. 30:62-67.

The effect of follicle age on pregnancy rate in beef cows Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Abreu, F.M., Geary, T.W., Cruppe, L.H., Madsen, C.A., Jinks, E.M., Pohler, K.G., Vasconcelos, L.M., Day, M.L. 2014. The effect of follicle age on pregnancy rate in beef cows. Journal of Animal Science. 92:1015-1021.

The effect of follicle age on conception rate in beef heifers Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Abreu, F.M., Cruppe, L.H., Maquivar, M., Utt, M.D., Madsen, C.A., Vasconcelos, J.M., Mussard, M.L., Day, M.L., Geary, T.W. 2014. The effect of follicle age on conception rate in beef heifers. Journal of Animal Science. 92:1022-1028.

Effects of fertility on gene expression and function of the bovine endometrium Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Minten, M.A., Bilby, T.R., Bruno, R.S., Allen, C.C., Madsen, C.A., Wang, Z., Sawyer, J.E., Tibary, A., Neibergs, H.L., Geary, T.W., Bauersachs, S., Spencer, T.E. 2013. Effects of fertility on gene expression and function of the bovine endometrium. PLoS One. 8(8):1-14 (e69444).

Circulating bovine pregnancy associated glycoproteins (bPAGs) are associated with late embryonic/fetal survival but not ovulatory follicle size in suckled beef cows - (Peer reviewed journal)
Pohler, K.G., Geary, T.W., Johnson, C.L., Atkins, J.A., Jinks, E.M., Busch, D.C., Green, J.A., MacNeil, M.D., Smith, M.F. 2013. Circulating bovine pregnancy associated glycoproteins (bPAGs) are associated with late embryonic/fetal survival but not ovulatory follicle size in suckled beef cows. Journal of Animal Science. 91:4158-4167.

Fall pasture quality for cows in mid-pregnancy has minimal effects on offspring growth - (Proceedings)
Grings, E.E., Roberts, A.J. 2013. Fall pasture quality for cows in mid-pregnancy has minimal effects on offspring growth. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings. 64:262-265.

Effect of pubertal status and number of estrous cycles prior to the breeding season on pregnancy rate in beef heifers - (Proceedings)
Vraspir, R.A., Summers, A.F., Roberts, A.J., Funston, R.N. 2013. Effect of pubertal status and number of estrous cycles prior to the breeding season on pregnancy rate in beef heifers. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings. 64:116-120.

Impact of number of estrous cycles exhibited prior to start of breeding on reproductive performance in beef heifers - (Proceedings)
Roberts, A.J., Ketchum, J., Funston, R.N., Geary, T.W. 2013. Impact of number of estrous cycles exhibited prior to start of breeding on reproductive performance in beef heifers. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings. 64:254-257.

Genetic variation in bison (bison bison) subspecies and cattle (Bos taurus) breeds and subspecies Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Cronin, M.A., MacNeil, M.D., Vu, N., Leesburg, V.L., Blackburn, H.D., Derr, J. 2013. Genetic variation in bison (bison bison) subspecies and cattle (Bos taurus) breeds and subspecies. Journal of Heredity. 104(4):500-509.

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.

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