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Future progress in genetic improvement and the monitoring of genetic resources in beef cattle requires a detailed understanding of the population under selection. This study examines the gene flow in the UK beef population with an uncommon breeding structure involving interaction between the beef...

Author(s)
Todd, D. L.; Woolliams, J. A.; Roughsedge, T.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2011, 5, 12, pp 1874-1886
Abstract

Pregnancy per insemination is a major determinant of reproductive efficiency in cattle and is affected by concentrations of progesterone (P4) during early pregnancy. The relationship between pregnancy per artificial insemination (P/AI) and early luteal concentrations of P4, and repeatability of...

Author(s)
Parr, M. H.; Mullen, M. P.; Crowe, M. A.; Roche, J. F.; Lonergan, P.; Evans, A. C. O.; Diskin, M. G.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2012, 95, 5, pp 2390-2396
Abstract

The somatotropic axis is a key metabolic pathway during transition from late pregnancy to early lactation in dairy cows. The first objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of selecting cows with persistent differences in total insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) concentration by...

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Piechotta, M.; Kedves, K.; Araujo, M. G.; Hoeflich, A.; Metzger, F.; Heppelmann, M.; Muscher-Banse, A.; Wrenzycki, C.; Pfarrer, C.; Schuberth, H. J.; Hoedemaker, M.; Bollwein, H.; Kaske, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2013, 96, 6, pp 3737-3749

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