Corey Ernst

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Information on partial lactations often is included in genetic evaluations by predicting the cow's eventual 305-d yield. Such projected yields have less phenotypic and genetic variation than completed yields but were modeled as having greater or equal variation in evaluations. Analysis of first lactations from 48,424 daughters of 844 Holstein sires(More)
Lactational means of somatic cell score from sample days of primiparous DHI cows were analyzed to compare dairy records processing centers for data properties, to examine effects of age at calving and month of calving on somatic cell score, and to calculate preliminary PTA of sires for somatic cell scores. Five processing centers contributed data but(More)
This paper presents methods and applications of sheet insertion in a hexahedral mesh. A hexahedral sheet is dual to a layer of hexahedra in a hexahedral mesh. Because of symmetries within a hexahedral element, every hexahedral mesh can be viewed as a collection of these sheets. It is possible to insert new sheets into an existing mesh, and these new sheets(More)
Solid assembly meshing has all of the same " dirty geometry " induced issues as single part meshing but also has the difficulty associated with generating a confor-mal mesh between solids where solid-solid interfaces are not obvious. Mesh generators usually don't have CAD assembly constraint information to identify interfacing solids and must therefore rely(More)
The Immersive Topology Environment for Meshing (ITEM) is a wizard-like environment, built on top of the CUBIT Geometry and Meshing Toolkit. ITEM is focused on three main objectives: 1) guiding the user through the simulation model preparation workflow; 2) providing the user with intelligent options based upon the current state of the model; and 3) where(More)
In this work we provide a template-based approach for generating locally refined all-hex meshes. We focus specifically on refinement of initially structured grids utilizing a 2-refinement approach where uniformly refined hexes are subdivided into eight child elements. The refinement algorithm consists of identifying marked nodes that are used as the basis(More)
Bovine ovaries (paired by cow) were obtained from a local abattoir and cumulus oocyte complexes were aspirated within six hours of slaughter. Two methods for activation [(1) calcium ionophore (ionomycin) alone (n = 191); and (2) ionomycin followed by the protein synthesis inhibitor cycloheximide (n = 207)] were evaluated for production of bovine(More)
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