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


 

Recent Publications

Effect of size and position of the reproductive tract on concentrations of bovine pregnancy associated glycoproteins (PAGS) and the relationship with pregnancy per artificial insemination and pregnancy.  1) Madureira, A.M.L., G. A. Franco, T. G. Guida, J. L. Edwards, F. N. Schrick, J. L. M. Vasconcelos, R. L. A. Cerri, and K. Pohler.  2017.  Society for Study of Reproduction.

Using Pregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein (PAG) on Day 24 As Marker for Pregnancy on Beef Cattle.  Dantas, F. G., K. E. Zechiel, S. T. Reese, G. A. Franco, J. Rhinehart, and K. Pohler.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science, Southern Section Meetings, Franklin, TN.

Sire Effect on Pregnancy Associated Glycoprotein (PAG) Concentrations in Nelore Beef Cows.  Franco, G. A., C. F. G. Martins, R. F. G. Peres, J. L. M. Vasconcelos, and K. Pohler.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science, Southern Section Meetings, Franklin, 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.

Effect of preovulatory follicle maturity on pregnancy establishment in cattle: the role of oocyte competence and maternal environment.  Dickinson, S. E., T. W. Geary, J. M. Monning, K. Pohler, J. A. Green, and M. F. Smith.  2016.  Animal Reproduction.

Beta-hydroxybutyrate concentration influences timing of pregnancy in young beef cows.  Hobbs, J. D.  2016.  M. S. Thesis.

Past, present and future of pregnancy detection methods.  Pohler, K., G. A. Franco, S. T. Reese, F. G. Dantas, M. D. Ellis, and R. R. Payton.  2016.  Proceedings, Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle, Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle. September 7-8, 2016.

Developing replacement heifers that get pregnant and maintain pregnancy.  Pohler, K., M. C. Pereira, S. T. Reese, and J. L. M. Vasconcelos.  2016.  Journal of Animal Science, ASAS- ADAS Joint Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Circulating concentrations of bovine pregnancy-associated glycoproteins and late embryonic mortality in lactating dairy herds.  Pohler, K., M. H. Pereira, F. R. Lopes, J. C. Lawrence, D. H. Keisler, M. F. Smith, J. L. Vasconcelos, and J. A. Green.  2016.  Journal of Dairy Science.

Use of bovine pregnancy associated glycoproteins (bPAGs) to predict late embryonic mortality in postpartum Nelore beef cows.  Pohler, K., R. F. Peres, J. A. Green, H. Graff, T. Martins, J. L. Vasconcelos, and M. F. Smith.  2016.  Theriogenolgy.

Using Pregnancy associated glycoproteins (PAGs) to understand and enhance fertility in cattle.  Pohler, K., S. T. Reese, and G. A. Franco.  2016.  Proceedings, 2016 Curso Novos Enfoques na Produção e Reprodução de Bovinos in Uberlândia-MG, Brazil, Proceedings, 2016 Curso Novos Enfoques na Produção e Reprodução de Bovinos in Uberlândia-MG, Brazil. Available at http://www.fca.unesp.br/conapecjr.

Markers of pregnancy: how early can we detect pregnancies in cattle using pregnancy associated glycoproteins (PAGs) and microRNAs?.  Reese, S.T., M. C. Pereira, J. L. M. Vasconcelos, M. F. Smith, T. W. Geary, R. F. P. Peres, G. A. Perry, and K. Pohler.  2016.  Animal Reproduction.