Post-weaning growth performance of heifers grazing Tasmanian native pastures and the estimation of inbreeding levels using random amplified polymorphic DNA markers. A. E. O. Malau-Aduli*1 and M. Dunbabin2, 1University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2'Bangor', Dunalley, Tasmania, Australia.
Influence of breed on postpartum interval and estrous cycle length in beef cattle. R. A. Cushman*, M. F. Allan, R. M. Thallman, and L. V. Cundiff, USDA, ARS, Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, NE.
Effect of an artificial sweetener and yeast product combination on immune function measurements, growth performance, and carcass characteristics of beef heifers. R. R. Reuter*1,2, J. A. Carroll2, M. S. Brown3, N. E. Forsberg4, Y.-Q. Wang4, R. Mock5, J. D. Chapman6, and M. L. Galyean1, 1Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 2USDA-ARS Livestock Issues Research Unit, Lubbock, TX, 3West Texas A&M University, Canyon, 4Oregon State University, Corvallis, 5Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, Amarillo, TX, 6Prince Agri-Products, Quincy, IL.
Evaluation of the effects of two commercially available modified live vaccines for bovine respiratory disease complex on naïve beef steers. W. J. Horne*1, K. S. Barling2, A. D. Herring1, D. K. Lunt1,3, A. Thomas2, and J. E. Sawyer1, 1Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science, College Station, TX, 2Novartis Animal Health US, Inc, Larchwood, IA, 3McGregor Agricultural Research Center, McGregor, TX.
Management factors affecting selling prices of Arkansas beef calves: 2000 vs. 2005. B. L. Barham and T. R. Troxel*, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Little Rock, AR.
Impact of the phenotypic expression of calf genetics on the selling price of calves sold in Arkansas livestock markets: 2000 vs. 2005. B. L. Barham* and T. R. Troxel, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Little Rock, AR.
Carcass trait characterization of retained and purchased Alabama feeder calves. S. V. Free*, W. C. Rutherford, J. B. Elmore, G. S. Hecht, and L. A. Kriese-Anderson, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
Carcass trait characterization of Alabama feeder calves fed in two regions of the United States. W. C. Rutherford*, S. V. Free, J. B. Elmore, G. S. Hecht, and L. A. Kriese-Anderson, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
Comparison of carcass trends of Alabama cattle with national quality audit reports. J. B. Elmore*, L. A. Kriese-Anderson, W. C. Rutherford, S. V. Free, G. S. Hecht, and W. F. Owsley, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
Beef Species I Chair: Don Franke, Louisiana State University 212
Using epidemiological models and genetic selection to identify theoretical opportunities to reduce disease impact. G. D. Snowder*, USDA, ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, NE.
Assessment of different selective phenotyping design strategies for genetical genomics studies with outbred F2 populations. F. F. Cardoso*1,2, J. P. Steibel1, G. J. M. Rosa3, C. W. Ernst1, R. O. Bates1, and R. J. Tempelman1, 1Michigan State University, East Lansing, 2Embrapa Pecuária Sul, Bagé, RS, Brazil, 3University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Different methods of selecting animals for genotyping to maximize the amount of genetic information known in the population. M. L. Spangler*1, R. L. Sapp2, J. K. Bertrand1, M. D. MacNeil2, and R. Rekaya1, 1University of Georgia, Athens, 2USDA-ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT.
Effect of raw data normalisation on detection of differentially expressed genes in cDNA microarray experiments. C. Dimauro, N. P. P. Macciotta*, and A. Cappio-Borlino, Dipartimento di Scienze Zootecniche, Università di Sassari, Sassari, Italia.
Methods to explain genomic estimates of breeding value. P. M. VanRaden and M. E. Tooker*, Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory, USDA, Beltsville, MD.
Efficient estimation of breeding values from dense genomic data. P. M. VanRaden*, Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory, USDA, Beltsville, MD.
Recursive algorithm to compute inbreeding coefficients assuming non-zero inbreeding of unknown parents. I. Aguilar* and
Breeding and Genetics - Livestock and Poultry Analyses and Methods I Chair: Eugenia Cienfuegos-Rivas, Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas 210