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  • Bradford, Heather L.; Moser, Daniel W.; Bormann, Jennifer M.; Weaber, Robert L. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2014)
    Udder quality is an important factor related to cow longevity and calf performance. Cows with tighter udder suspension and smaller teats tend to have greater longevity. When cows stay in the herd longer, fewer replacement ...
  • Garmyn, A.; Moser, Daniel W. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2007)
    Feedlot managers often market entire pens as mixed groups, resulting in lower-quality, over-finished, or heavyweight carcasses. As the cattle industry has moved towards valuebased marketing systems, finding a costeffective ...
  • Lawrence, S.J.; Kreider, S.E.; Higgins, James J.; Allen, L.; Epp, M.P.; Ritter, P.; Blasi, Dale A.; Dikeman, Michael E. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2013)
    The majority of cattle fed in commercial feedlots are processed and placed into pens without sorting into groups of uniform size and body condition. As a result of the variability in weight and condition, this management ...
  • Pohlman, F.W.; Zayas, J.F.; Dikeman, Michael E.; Unruh, John A. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 1997)
    Longissimus and pectoralis muscles were removed from 10 steer carcasses at 4 days postmortem , aged for 14 days at 4 ̊F, then assigned to either ultrasound (ULS) or convection (Conv) cooking to either 144 or 15 8 ...
  • Schalles, R.R.; Glaze, J.B.; Mallen-Spinzi, R.; Andries, K.M.; Rost, C.J.; Johnson, M.Z.; Olson, W.; Dikeman, Michael E. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 1993)
    Ultrasound-measured ribeye area (REA) expected progeny differences (EPD) were calculated for 2974 Brangus cattle. Carcass data were collected from 168 steer progeny sired by eight bulls with ultrasound-measured ribeye ...
  • Hollis, Larry C. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2004)
    Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, commonly called “mad cow disease” by members of the media, found its way into the United States and was diagnosed in December, 2003, in a Holstein dairy cow of Canadian origin. A significant ...
  • Stevenson, Jeffrey S. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 1987)
    In three of six studies involving over 1,650 cows, treatment of lactating dairy cows with 100 µg GnRH (2 cc Cystorelin®) at the time of third or fourth insemination improved conception rates by 12 percentage points. When ...
  • Stevenson, Jeffrey S.; Call, Edward P. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 1987)
    Poor heat detection is a major cause of reproductive failure in most dairy herds. About one-half of the heat periods are undetected, resulting in prolonged calving intervals. In many cases, the problem is serious enough ...
  • Stevenson, Jeffrey S. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2005)
    Use of timed AI programs has become commonplace on most dairy farms either because cows are not watched sufficiently to detect estrus, or because expression of estrus is limited by confinement housing. A number of ...
  • Janicki, B.; Bolsen, K.; Hinds, M.; Ilg, H. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 1984)
    Adding urea to forage sorghum greatly increased the ensiling temperature, produced a more rapid and extensive fermentation, and resulted in more shrink loss in the silo. Fermentrol®, an enzyme-inoculant additive, had ...
  • Bolsen, K.; Ilg, H.; Axe, D.; Smith, R. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 1985)
    Adding urea or limestone to forage sorghum silage increased lactic and acetic acids compared with untreated silage. Urea also elevated the ensiling temperature and increased the DM loss in the silo. Although calves fed ...
  • Swanson, R.W.; Smith, E.F. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station, 1970)
    This test compared urea supplement (hand-fed), urea supplement (self-fed), and soybean meal (SBM) supplement (hand-fed) with cows on winter bluestem pasture. The supplements were formulated to supply the same amount of ...
  • Bailey, E.A.; Brake, D.W.; Anderson, David E.; Jones, M.L.; Titgemeyer, Evan C.; Olson, K. C. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010)
    Maximizing utilization of native rangeland is an important aspect of the cow/calf phase of beef production. Native rangeland is often of poor quality (less than 7% crude protein). Protein content of the rangeland is ...
  • Richardson, D.; Smith, E.F.; Brent, B.E. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station, 1968)
    A previous test using sorghum silage (Kans. Agri. Expt. Sta. Bull. 507:5, 1967) indicated that 3 pounds of grain per day in silage would supply enough available energy for reasonably good utilization of nonprotein ...
  • Call, Edward P. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 1987)
    USDA-DHIA Sire Summaries are published semiannually and provide the dairy industry with an accurate evaluation of the transmitting ability of bulls for milk and milk components. Genetic potential is established at the ...
  • Baker, F.H.; Smith, E.F.; Richardson, D.; Cox, R.F. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 1957)
    An experiment previously conducted at this station demonstrated that beef heifers fed a completely pelleted ration made inferior gains, and had significantly lower carcass grades and dressing percentages than heifers fed ...
  • Bramel-Cox, P.J.; Hancock, Joe D. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 1991)
    Sorghum grain is an extremely important crop to both farmers and livestock feeders in the High-Plains states (e.g., from Nebraska to Texas). Kansas leads the nation in sorghum production, and as should be expected, ...
  • Koch, B.A.; Smith, E.F.; Richardson, D.; Cox, R.F.; Smith, J.; Boren, Fred W. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 1959)
    One of the major problems confronting cattlemen is control of the occurrence of respiratory diseases such as shipping fever, colds, nasal congestion. and pneumonia. These respiratory conditions are especially troublesome ...
  • Estrada, J.; Shirley, John E. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 1989)
    We all have heard about the use of BST in lactating dairy cattle during the last 6 to 8 years, but what is BST? Bovine somatotropin is another dairy management tool developed to improve the efficiency and reduce the cost ...
  • Smith, E.F.; Cox, R.F.; Good, D.L.; Mackintosh, D.L. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 1951)
    The purpose of this study is to develop a system of fattening heifers for feeders who do not have native pasture or have no pasture. The plan of production is to buy good quality heifer calves in the fall, winter them well ...