Heifer Research


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Personnel

Wesley H. (Wes) Gilliam
Research Specialist III

Events

Fall Heifer & Cow Online Auction, 11/5/2019

Fall Heifer & Cow Sale, 11/30/2018

Spring Holstein Heifer Sale, 3/11/2017

 

News

Highlights from the Field - October 2019, 11/24/2019

The Hat, 1/17/2019

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

Beef Heifer Development Center–One Year Later, 12/29/2016

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

Five Things You Didn't Know about the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 5/24/2016

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016

I AM UTIA -- In Knoxville, Meet Joe Sarten, PE, 12/9/2015

Down to the Short Rows, 11/17/2015

#GrowTheHerd - Tennessee Beef Heifer Development Center to Open Soon, 9/16/2015

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Heifer Development 
Tennessee's beef producers are looking to turn dropping cattle numbers around with a new focus on cattle reproduction.


 

Recent Publications

Galectin gene expression in the elongating bovine conceptus.  Baldwin, H. L., L. F. Grose, and D. J. Mathew.  2019.  Journal of Dairy Science. [Abstract]

Bred Heifer Price Determinants.  Boyer, C., J. M. Thompson, A. P. Griffith, K. Laurent, and X. Cui.  2019.  Agricultural and Applied Economics Association annual meeting, Atlanta, GA. July 21-23, 2019.

Replacement heifers supplemented with varying levels of protein from weaning until first breeding had altered uterine environment characteristics.  Brandt, K. J., T. B. Ault, P. Myer, L. Schneider, and K. McLean.  2019.  Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Meeting, Knoxville, TN.

The effect of supplemental protein from weaning until first breeding on heifer development and uterine environment characteristics Brandt, K. J., T. B. Ault, P. Myer, L. Schneider, and K. McLean.  2019.  ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show, Austin, TX. 97(Supplement 3)140.

Supplemental proteins impact on uterine environment characteristics in developing beef heifers from weaning through breeding Brandt, K. J., T. B. Seay, P. Myer, L. Schneider, and K. McLean.  2019.  UTIA Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UTBFC Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting, Knoxville, TN.

Determining the Optimal Start-up Strategy for a Cow-Calf Producer to Maximize Long-Term Profitability and Minimize Risk Bruhin, J.  2019.  M.S. Thesis. University of Tennessee, 2019. [Abstract]

The Effects of Subclinical Acidosis on Adipocyte Expression of Innate Immune Response Genes in Beef Heifers.  Chaney, E. M, and K. McLean.  2019.  Univ. Tenn. C.H.P. Honors Thesis..

Rumen bacteria associated with feed efficiency in Angus heifers Clemmons, B. A., and P. Myer.  2019.  UTIA Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UTBFC Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting, Knoxville, TN.

Managing mastitis in heifers and dry cows Couture, V., G. M. Pighetti, P. D. Krawczel, and E. Eckelkamp.  2019.  UT Extension Publication, W 813.

Moderate nutrient restriction of beef heifers alters expression of genes associated with tissue metabolism, accretion, and function in fetal liver, muscle, and cerebrum by day 50 of gestation Crouse, M. S., J. S. Caton, R. A. Cushman, K. McLean, C. R. Dahlen, P. P. Borowicz, L. P. Reynolds, and A. K. Ward.  2019.  Translational Animal Science, 3:855-866.

Maternal nutrition and stage of early pregnancy in beef heifers: Impacts on hexose and AA concentrations in maternal and fetal fluids Crouse, M. S., N. P. Greseth, K. McLean, M. R. Crosswhite, N. Negrin-Pereira, A. K. Ward, L. P. Reynolds, C. R. Dahlen, B. W. Neville, P. P. Borowicz, and J. S. Caton.  2019.  Journal of Animal Science.

Reproductive Failure Impacts on Retained Beef Heifer Profitability.  Griffith, A. P., C. Boyer, and K. L. DeLong.  2019.  University of Tennessee Extension.