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Beef Cattle 
Beef cattle farming is Tennesseeís number one farm commodity - and herd reproductive health is critical. UTís Institute of Agriculture is working on research to boost cattle pregnancy rates.


Recent Publications

Rumen-protected arginine alters blood flow parameters and luteinizing hormone concentration in cyclic beef cows consuming toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue seed Green, M. A., B. Whitlock, J. L. Edwards, E. J. Scholljegerdes, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science.

Abscisic Acid Impacts Tomato Carotenoids, Soluble Sugars, and Organic Acids.  Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, Hortscience 51(4):1-7.

Biochemistry and Evolution of Phytohormone-methylating SABATH Methyltransferase in Plants.  Chaiprasongsuk, M  2016.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Effect of exogenous ‚-hydroxybutyrate in the lateral ventricle on circulating serum metabolites and luteinizing hormone in castrated lambs.  Cope, E. R., B. H. Voy, B. Whitlock, J. D. Hobbs, Z. D. McFarlane, S. Das, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2016.  Journal of Animal Science.

Total Mercury Concentrations in Epidermis and Advancements in Steroid Hormone Analyses in Gray Whale Blubber: Significance for Western Gray Whale Biopsy Research.  Hayden, M., M. Castellini, T O'Hara, R Bhawal, J. Escobedo, C. Harmon, S. San-Francisco, M. Zabet-Moghaddam, D. Klein, B. Griff, D. L. Miller, j. Bickham, and C. A.J. Godard-Codding.  2016.  International Whaling Commission.

Examining how German and British Consumersí Food Safety Concerns Moderate their Preferences for Beef Lewis, K. E., C. Grebitus, G. Colson, and W. Hu.  2016.  Journal of Agricultural Economics.

OmniGen-AFģ reduces basal plasma cortisol as well as cortisol release to adrencocorticotropic hormone or corticotrophin releasing hormone and vasopressin in lactating dairy cows under thermoneutral or acute heat stress conditions.  McBride, M. L., N. C. Burdick Sanchez, J. A. Carroll, P. R. Broadway, X. O. Ortiz, J. L. Collier, D. McLean, J. Chapman, H. G. Kattesh, and R. J. Collier.  2016.  Journal of Animal Science, 94 (E-Suppl. 5):531-2.

Corn supplementation during 41 days after the beginning of a TAI protocol and its effect on metabolic hormones and reproductive performance of Nelore females.  Peres, R. F. G., R. Carvalho, H. B. Graff, J. H. Furlan, A. D. P. Rodrigues, G. A. Franco, D. Keisler, M. F. Smith, K. Pohler, and J. L. M. Vasconcelos.  2016.  Animal Reproduction, Brazilian Embryo Transfer Society.

Injection of β -Hydroxybutyrate in the Lateral Ventricle Suppresses Luteinizing Hormone Release in Castrated Male Lambs.  Mulliniks, J. T., B. H. Voy, B. Whitlock, S. Howard, and S. Edwards.  2015.  FASEB J, EB2015, Boston, MA.

Generation of a transcriptome in a model lepidopteran pest, Heliothis virescens, using multiple sequencing strategies for profiling midgut gene expression Perera, O. P., K. S. Shelby, H. J. R. Popham, F. Gould, M. J. Adang, and J. Jurat-Fuentes.  2015.  PLoS ONE, 10(6): e0128563.

Use of Reproductive Hormones.  Strickland, L. G.  2015.  Tennessee Cattleman's Magazine.

Abscisic acid increases carotenoid and chlorophyll in leaves and fruit of two tomato genotypes.  Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2014.  Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 139(3):261-266.