Heifer Research


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Personnel

Wesley H. (Wes) Gilliam
Research Specialist III

Events

Fall Heifer & Cow Sale, 11/30/2018

Spring Holstein Heifer Sale, 3/11/2017

 

News

The Hat, 1/17/2019

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

Beef Heifer Development CenterĖOne 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 Didnít 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

Investment into Developing Heifers: When Does She Become Profitable.  Boyer, C., and A. P. Griffith.  2018.  Agricultural and Applied Economics Association annual meeting,.

Managing mastitis in heifers and dry cows.  Couture, V., G. M. Pighetti, P. D. Krawczel, and E. Eckelkamp.  2018.  UT Extension, Submitted for peer review 12/2018.

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.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science.

2018 Bred Heifer Development Budget.  Cui, X., and A. P. Griffith.  2018.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, D 38.

Effect of parity on dairy cows and heifersí preferences for calving location.  E. Edwards, K. Proudfoot, H. Dann, L. Schneider, and P. D. Krawczel.  2018.  Proceedings of the 52nd International Congress of the International Society of Applied Ethology, Page 80 in Proceedings of the 52nd International Congress of the International Society of Applied Ethology. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Effect of parity on dairy cows and heifersí preferences for calving location.  Edwards, E. M., K. L. Proudfoot, H. M. Dann, L. Schneider, and P. D. Krawczel.  2018.  Proceedings of the 52nd International Congress of the International Society of Applied Ethology.

Effect of parity, season, and group size on dairy cows and heifersí preferences for calving location.  Edwards, E. M., K. L. Proudfoot, H. M. Dann, L. Schneider, and P. D. Krawczel.  2018.  Proceedings American Dairy Science Association.

Influence of synchronization of ovulation and pregnancy on concentrations of corticosteroid binding globulin in beef heifers.  Lockwood, S. A., H. G. Kattesh, K. Pohler, and J. Rhinehart.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science.

Low-Input Heifer Development Using Stockpiled Native Forages and Protein Supplementation.  McFarlane, Z  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation, Co-advisor with Travis Mulliniks who left for UNL.

Profitability of Developing Heifers on Stockpiled Winter Forages.  McFarlane, Z. D., C. Boyer, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2018.  Journal of Applied Farm Economics.

Winter grazing of stockpiled native forages during heifer development delays body weight gain without influencing final pregnancy rates McFarlane, Z. D., E. R. Cope, J. D. Hobbs, R. N. Oakes, K. Pohler, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science.

The effects of feeding monensin on rumen microbial communities and methanogenesis in bred heifers fed in a drylot Melchior, E. A., K. E. Hales, A. K. Lindoholm-Perry, H. C. Freetly, J. E. Wells, C. N. Hemphill, T. A. Wickersham, J. E. Sawyer, and P. Myer.  2018.  Livestock Science, 212C:131-136.