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  • Stevenson, Jeffrey S.; Schmidt, M.K.; Call, Edward P. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2012-10-04)
    Stage of the estrous cycle, time of insemination, and season of the year were examined for their influence on estrus and fertility of 223 Holstein heifers after prostaglandin F2α(PGF). Heifers given PGF early in the ...
  • Schroeder, Ted C.; Jones, J.M.; Nichols, David A. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-04-15)
    A survey of feeder pig sales was conducted at two Kansas feeder pig auctions during the spring and summer of 1988. Several factors were identified that helped explain a large portion of the short-run price differentials ...
  • Bell, F.W.; Smith, E.F.; Smith, W.H. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2012-01-25)
    Cattle in the same feedlot differ considerably in their rate of gain. These differences in ability to gain can be explained only by difference in characteristics of individual animals, since all are under the same conditions ...
  • Utter, S.D.; Houghton, P.L.; Corah, L.R.; Spire, M.F.; Higgins, James J.; Butine, M.D. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-10-05)
    Data from yearling Angus and Angus crossbred beef heifers from a commercial ranch were used to identify factors affecting pregnancy rates (n=342) and calving difficulty (n=295). Production data analyzed included prebreeding ...
  • Hunt, Melvin C.; Warren, K.E.; Kropf, Donald H.; Hague, M.A.; Waldner, C.L.; Stroda, Sally L.; Kastner, Curtis L. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-09-10)
    Some ground beef patties developed an internal, brown cooked color and looked well-done at temperatures as low as 13 1EF, whereas normal patties were re d to pink. The premature brown color was not relate d to percent ...
  • Lambert, C.; Corah, L.; Grunewald, O. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station, 2010-12-15)
    Data were collected on 85,195 cattle sold in 15 Kansas auctions during October and November 1981. Buyers discounted sick cattle heavily, 'and discounts were heavier on sick calves than yearlings. The discount for bulls ...
  • Sulabo, R.C.; Jones, C.K.; Campbell, D.R.; Ratliff, B.W.; Tokach, Michael D.; Goodband, Robert D.; DeRouchey, Joel M.; Nelssen, Jim L.; Dritz, Steven S. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-11-22)
    A 360-d study was performed to evaluate the effects of environmental conditions on storage stability of exogenous phytases. Coated and uncoated products from 3 phytase sources (Ronozyme P, OptiPhos, and Phyzyme) were ...
  • Smith, E.F.; Richardson, D.; Fairbanks, G.E.; Boren, Fred W. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2011-05-06)
    This is the third year of an experiment designed to investigate factors that affect the feeding value of sorghum silage. Data reported in Circular 383, 1960-61, indicated that almost without exception, average daily gain, ...
  • Marston, T.T.; Wankel, L.E.; Moser, Daniel W. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-08-06)
    Many factors are considered when commercial cow/calf producers buy bulls. Breeding system needs and breeder’s preference determine which breed of bull will be purchased at a multi-breed sale. Our analysis of prices ...
  • Schmidt, Karen A.; Stupar, J.; Shirley, John E.; Adapa, S.; Sukup, D. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2011-05-06)
    The value of titratable acidity (TA) as an indicator of raw milk quality has been challenged recently, because milk is refrigerated within minutes after it leaves the cow until it reaches the consumer. Also, high milk ...
  • Langemeier, Michael R.; Mintert, J.; Schroeder, Ted C. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-10-14)
    This study examined the relative importance of price and animal performance factors on cattle finishing profitability. Using data from a single feedlot, sale prices, feeder prices, and corn prices explained 90 to 95% ...
  • Yancey, E.J.; Dikeman, Michael E.; Hachmeister, K.A.; Chambers, Edgar, IV; Milliken, George A.; Dressler, E. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-08-04)
    The infraspinatus muscle (top blade) from the chuck clod, the gluteus medius muscle (top sirloin) from the sirloin, and the psoas major muscle (tenderloin) from the loin were obtained from 140 A- and B-maturity ...
  • Purna, S. K. G.; Shi, Yong C.; Guan, L.; Wilson, J. D.; Graybosch, R. A.
  • Utter, S.D.; Houghton, P.L.; Corah, L.R.; Simms, D.D.; Spire, M.F.; Butine, M.D. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-09-17)
    Commercial beef heifers (n=1863) from 16 different sources were used to evaluate the influence of management practices and biological traits on first-service conception and overall pregnancy rates. Frame score, initial ...
  • Blum, J.K.; Schalles, R.R.; Zoellner, K.O. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station, 2011-03-04)
    Steers entering feedlots with higher starting weight per day of age had greater net value a t slaughter than lighter steers. Faster gaining steers brought the highest net income. Age on feed did not influence net income. ...
  • Schalles, R.R.; Zoellner, K.O.; Long, K. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station, 2011-02-18)
    Calves that gained rapidly before going into the feedlot continued to gain rapidly on feed and were more profitable to both the cow-calf operator and the feeder. When fed to their genetic potential, large frame, heavy, young ...
  • Bell, F.W.; Mackintosh, D.L.; Pickett, A.G. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2012-01-30)
    This is the second trial to study the effect of differences which can be observed in feed calves classified as good to choice. The two lots in this trial were sorted from the 100 range-bred heifer calves purchased last ...
  • Bell, F.W.; Mackintosh, D.L.; Pickett, A.G. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2012-01-30)
    The two lots of heifer calves in this test were selected from 75 range bred heifer calves purchased last fall. The 75 heifers were a uniform group, all of which would be classed as good to choice feeder calves. The 10 ...
  • Bell, F.W.; Mackintosh, D.L.; Pickett, A.G. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2012-01-25)
    This report is on two lots of heifer calves now on test in the study of the characteristics of feeder calves which are associated with differences in: 1. Rate of gain 2. Kind and amount of feeds required to produce ...
  • Bell, F.W.; Mackintosh, D.L.; Pickett, A.G. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2012-01-30)
    The two lots in this trial were selected from 75 range-bred heifer calves purchased in November, 1946 for feeding tests at this station. These calves were a uniform group classified as good to choice feeder calves. The ...

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