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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Improved Nutrient Efficiency of Beef Cattle and Swine

Location: Nutrition and Environmental Management Research

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

Lysozyme as an alternative to antibiotics improves performance in nursery pigs during an indirect immune challenge - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(03-Sep-14)
Effects of feeding dry-rolled corn-based diets with and without wet distillers grains with solubles and zilpaterol hydrochloride on performance characteristics, and heat stress in finishing beef steers     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hales, K.E., Shackelford, S.D., Wells, J., King, D.A., Hayes, M., Brown-Brandl, T.M., Kuehn, L.A., Freetly, H.C., Wheeler, T.L. 2014. Effects of feeding dry-rolled corn-based diets with and without wet distillers grains with solubles and zilpaterol hydrochloride on performance characteristics, and heat stress in finishing beef steers. Journal of Animal Science. 92(9):4023-4033.
Relationship between selection for feed efficiency and methane production - (Literature Review)
Freetly, H.C. 2014. Relationship between selection for feed efficiency and methane production. Proceedings of the 46th Beef Improvement Federation Annual Meeting and Research Symposium, June 18-21, 2014, Lincoln, Nebraska. p. 112-115.
Association of plasma ghrelin concentrations with feed intake in beef cattle - (Abstract Only)
Foote, A.P., Hales, K.E., Lents, C.A., Freetly, H.C. 2014. Association of plasma ghrelin concentrations with feed intake in beef cattle [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 92(E-Supplement 2):361.
Rna-Seq Detection of Differential Gene Expression in the Rumen of Beef Steers Associated with Feed Efficiency Phenotypes - (Abstract Only)
Kern, R.J., Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Freetly, H.C., Snelling, W.M., Kern, J.W., Miles, J.R., Ludden, P.A. 2014. RNA-Seq detection of differential gene expression in the rumen of beef steers associated with feed efficiency phenotypes [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 92(E-Supplement 2):918.
Comparison of efficiency of energy use in Holstein and Jersey dairy cows offered diets containing reduce fat distillers grains (RFDDGS) - (Abstract Only)
Garcia Gomez, G., Foth, A., Kononoff, P.J., Brown-Brandl, T., Freetly, H.C. 2014. Comparison of efficiency of energy use in Holstein and Jersey dairy cows offered diets containing reduce fat distillers grains (RFDDGS) [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 92(E-Supplement 2):825. Abstract #1687.
Effects of metabolizable energy intake on tympanic temperature and average daily gain of steers finished in southern Chile during wintertime - (Abstract Only)
Arias, R.A., Brown-Brandl, T., Mader, T.L. 2014. Effects of metabolizable energy intake on tympanic temperature and average daily gain of steers finished in southern Chile during wintertime [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 92(E-Supplement 2):294. Abstract #585.
Effects of dietary glycerin inclusion at 0, 5, 10, and 15% of dry matter on energy metabolism and nutrient balance in finishing beef steers - (Abstract Only)
Hales, K.E., Foote, A.P., Brown Brandl, T.M., Freetly, H.C. 2014. Effects of dietary glycerin inclusion at 0, 5, 10, and 15% of dry matter on energy metabolism and nutrient balance in finishing beef steers [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 92(E-Supplement 2):296-297.
Can we improve cow efficiency or manipulate feeding strategies to reduce inputs? - (Abstract Only)
Freetly, H.C. 2014. Can we improve cow efficiency or manipulate feeding strategies to reduce inputs [abstract]? Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 92(E-Supplement 2):63-64.
Phosphorus and calcium retention in serially harvested cattle - (Abstract Only)
(18-Mar-14)
Changes in the rumen microbiome from steers differing in feed efficiency - (Abstract Only)
Myer, P.R., Freetly, H.C., Smith, T.P. 2014. Changes in the rumen microbiome from steers differing in feed efficiency [abstract]. American Society for Microbiology 114th General Meeting. Poster No. 1292.
DNA polymorphisms and transcript abundance of PRKAG2 and phosphorylated AMP-activated protein kinase in the rumen are associated with gain and feed intake in beef steers     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Kuehn, L.A., Oliver, W.T., Kern, R.J., Cushman, R.A., Miles, J.R., McNeel, A.K., Freetly, H.C. 2014. DNA polymorphisms and transcript abundance of PRKAG2 and phosphorylated AMP-activated protein kinase in the rumen are associated with gain and feed intake in beef steers. Animal Genetics. 45(4):461-472.
Energy content of reduced-fat distillers grains for lactating dairy cows - (Abstract Only)
Foth, A.J., Gomez, G.G., Brown Brandl, T.M., Freetly, H.C., Kononoff, P.J. 2014. Energy content of reduced-fat distillers grains for lactating dairy cows [Abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 92(E-Suppl. 2):171. Abstract #0345.
Effects of maternal nutrient restriction followed by realimentation during midgestation on uterine blood flow in beef cows     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Camacho, L.E., Lemley, C.O., Prezotto, L.D., Bauer, M.L., Freetly, H.C., Swanson, K.C., Vonnahme, K.A. 2014. Effects of maternal nutrient restriction followed by realimentation during midgestation on uterine blood flow in beef cows. Theriogenology. 81(9):1248-1256.
House-level moisture production of modern swine by age, temperature and source - (Proceedings)
Hayes, M., Brown-Brandl, T.M., Stinn, J.P., Li, H., Xin, H., Nienaber, J.A., Shepherd, T. 2013. House-level moisture production of modern swine by age, temperature and source. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, July 21-24, 2013, Kansas City, Missouri. ASABE Paper No. 131618005.
Lysozyme as an alternative to antibiotics improves growth performance and tumor necrosis factor-a levels during an indirect immune challenge - (Abstract Only)
Oliver, W.T., Wells, J., Maxwell, C.V. 2014. Lysozyme as an alternative to antibiotics improves growth performance and tumor necrosis factor-a levels during an indirect immune challenge [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science 92(Supplement 2):50.
Surface enlargement factor of rumen papillae and expression of genes involved in dermatological diseases and their relationships with feed intake in beef steers - (Abstract Only)
Kern, R.J., Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Freetly, H.C., Snelling, W.M., Miles, J.R., Ludden, P.A. 2014. Surface enlargement factor of rumen papillae and expression of genes involved in dermatological diseases and their relationships with feed intake in beef steers [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 92(Supplement 2):32.
An evaluation of the differences in the rumen transcriptome among beef steers with extreme feed efficiency phenotypes - (Abstract Only)
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Kern, R.J., Kuehn, L.A., Miles, J.R., Freetly, H.C., Snelling, W.M., Ludden, P.A. 2014. An evaluation of the differences in the rumen transcriptome among beef steers with extreme feed efficiency phenotypes. Plant & Animal Genome XXII Conference, January 11-15, 2014, San Diego, CA. Abstract No. W155.
Effects of decreased dietary roughage concentration on energy metabolism and nutrient balance in finishing beef cattle     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hales, K.E., Brown-Brandl, T.M., Freetly, H.C. 2014. Effects of decreased dietary roughage concentration on energy metabolism and nutrient balance in finishing beef cattle. Journal of Animal Science. 92(1):264-271.
Adipose and muscle tissue gene expression of two genes (NCAPG and LCORL) located in a chromosomal region associated with cattle feed intake and gain     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Kuehn, L.A., Oliver, W.T., Sexten, A.K., Miles, J.R., Rempel, L.A., Cushman, R.A., Freetly, H.C. 2013. Adipose and muscle tissue gene expression of two genes (NCAPG and LCORL) located in a chromosomal region associated with cattle feed intake and gain. PLoS One. 8(11):e80882.
Effects of glycerin on receiving performance and health status of beef steers and nutrient digestibility and rumen fermentation characteristics of growing steers     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hales, K.E., Kraich, K.J., Bondurant, R.G., Meyer, B.E., Luebbe, M.K., Brown, M.S., Cole, N.A., MacDonald, J.C. 2013. Effects of glycerin on receiving performance and health status of beef steers and nutrient digestibility and rumen fermentation characteristics of growing steers. Journal of Animal Science. 91(9):4277-4289.
Effects of crude glycerin in steam-flaked corn-based diets fed to growing feedlot cattle     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hales, K.E., Bondurant, R.G., Luebbe, M.K., Cole, N.A., MacDonald, J.C. 2013. Effects of crude glycerin in steam-flaked corn-based diets fed to growing feedlot cattle. Journal of Animal Science. 91(8):3875-3880.
Influence of dry matter intake, dry matter digestibility, and feeding behavior on body weight gain of beef steers     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, M.P., Freetly, H.C., Kuehn, L.A., Wells, J. 2014. Influence of dry matter intake, dry matter digestibility, and feeding behavior on body weight gain of beef steers. Journal of Animal Science. 92(7):3018-3025.
Feedlot research at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center - (Literature Review)
Freetly, H.C., Hales Paxton, K.E. 2013. Feedlot research at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center. In: Proceeding of the 2013 Plains Nutrition Council Spring Conference, April 18-19, 2013, San Antonio, Texas. p. 102-107.
Effects of roughage concentration in dry-rolled corn-based diets containing wet distillers grains with solubles on performance and carcass characteristics of finishing beef steers     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hales, K.E., Freetly, H.C., Shackelford, S.D., King, D.A. 2013. Effects of roughage concentration in dry-rolled corn-based diets containing wet distillers grains with solubles on performance and carcass characteristics of finishing beef steers. Journal of Animal Science. 91(7):3315-3321.
Ruminal and adipose gene expression in beef steers selected for diverse feed intake and gain phenotypes - (Abstract Only)
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Rempel, L.A., Hales, K.E., Oliver, W.T., Freetly, H.C., Kuehn, L.A. 2013. Ruminal and adipose gene expression in beef steers selected for diverse feed intake and gain phenotypes [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 91(E-Supplement 2):629.
Ruminal methanogens in steers that are negative or positive for residual gain - (Abstract Only)
Freetly, H., Wells, J., Kim, M., Hales, K., Lindholm-Perry, A. 2013. Ruminal methanogens in steers that are negative or positive for residual gain [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 91(E-Supplement 2):437.
Insulin and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) receptor phosphorylation in µ-calpain knockout mice - (Abstract Only)
Oliver, W., Chishti, A., Kemp, C. 2013. Insulin and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) receptor phosphorylation in µ-calpain knockout mice [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 91(E-Supplement 2):628.
Environmental impact of new feeding choices in the feedlot industry - (Abstract Only)
Hales, K.E. 2013. Environmental impact of new feeding choices in the feedlot industry [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 91(Supplement 2):33. Abstract No. O102.
Last Modified: 9/23/2014
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