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Personnel

Wesley H (Wes) Gilliam
Research Specialist II

Events

Spring Holstein Heifer Sale, 3/11/2017

 

News

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

Beef Heifer Development Center–One Year Later, 12/29/2016

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

Five Things You Didn't Know about the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 5/24/2016

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016

I AM UTIA -- In Knoxville, Meet Joe Sarten, PE, 12/9/2015

Down to the Short Rows, 11/17/2015

#GrowTheHerd - Tennessee Beef Heifer Development Center to Open Soon, 9/16/2015

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Heifer Development 
Tennessee's beef producers are looking to turn dropping cattle numbers around with a new focus on cattle reproduction.


 

Recent Publications

Influence of synchronization of ovulation and pregnancy on concentrations of corticosteroid binding globulin in beef heifers.  Lockwood, S. A., H. G. Kattesh, K. Pohler, and J. Rhinehart.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science.

The Effects of Feeding Monensin on Rumen Methanogenesis to a Group of Bred Heifers in a Drylot E. A. Melchior, K. E. Hales, and P. Myer.  2017.  Microbe 2017; American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Poster.

The Effects of Feeding Monensin on Rumen Methanogenesis to a Group of Bred Heifers in a Drylot E. A. Melchior, K. E. Hales, and P. Myer.  2017.  Microbe 2017; American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Invited Poster Talk.

Dairy cows and heifers prefer to calve in a bedded pack barn or natural forage compared to open pasture.  Edwards, E., K. L. Proudfoot, H. M. Dann, and P. D. Krawczel.  2017.  212 in Proceedings of the 51st International Congress of the International Society of Applied Etholo.

Effect of forage species and supplement type on rumen kinetics and serum metabolites in developing beef heifers grazing winter forage.  McFarlane, Z. D., R. P. Barbero, R. N. Oakes, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2017.  American Society of Animal Science Annual Conference.

Effect of forage species and supplement type on rumen kinetics and serum metabolites in growing beef heifers grazing winter forage McFarlane, Z. D., R. P. Barbero, R. N. Oakes, E. B. Malheiros, R. A. Reis, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science.

The effects of feeding monensin on rumen microbial communities and methanogenesis in bred heifers fed in a drylot Melchior, E. A., K. E. Hales, A. K. Lindoholm-Perry, H. C. Freetly, J. E. Wells, C. N. Hemphill, T. A. Wickersham, J. E. Sawyer, and P. Myer.  2017.  UTIA/UT Beef and Forage Center Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UT Beef and Forage Center Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting. Knoxville, TN.

Pregnancy Associated Glycoprotein (PAG) concentrations at day 24 gestation from heifers predicted to maintain pregnancy.  Reese, S. T., M. C. Pereira, J. L. M. Vasconcelos, and K. Pohler.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science, Southern Section Meetings, Franklin, TN.

The first-calf heifer conundrum.  Smith, J.  2017.  Tennessee Cattle Business Magazine; Drovers CattleNetwork; Feedlot Magazine; Gulf Coast Cattleman Ma, May.

Providing them with the tools that they need to be successful: Nutritional management considerations for developing successful replacement heifers.  Smith, J.  2017.  Proceedings of the 2017 UGA HERD Heifer Development Field Day.

4-H Heifer Project Fact Sheet.  Smith, J., and C. M. Baney.  2017.  UT Extension.

Effect of low-input heifer development strategy on growth and reproductive performance grazing stockpiled forages.  Z. D. Mcfarlane, R. N. Oakes, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2017.  Proceedings from the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science.