D M Kniffen

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Crossbred beef heifers (n = 78) were assigned randomly to one of three treatments. Heifers received either no implant, one estradiol-releasing implant (Compudose), or two estradiol-releasing implants. Heifers were implanted at birth and then reimplanted every 150 d. Calves were maintained with the cows until weaning at approximately 200 d of age. Heifers(More)
Milk intake (sucking-test weight) by 55 Dorset lambs and milk production (oxytocin-hand milking) by 41 Dorset ewes were measured at 2-wk intervals during the first 8 wk of lactation. Each method indicated that milk yield by ewes was greater at 2 and 4 wk of lactation than at 6 and 8 wk. Daily milk intake by a set of twins (suckling-test weight) was similar(More)
Docking by knife or elastrator had no sustained effect on growth of lambs 0 to 8 wk postpartum. However, during the 2 wk period postdocking, growth of lambs was limited or depressed, regardless of whether lambs were docked by knife at 14, 28 or 42 d of age. Blood hematocrit and hemoglobin were decreased (P less than .01) 1 d after docking by knife and 14 d(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of 3 soybean sources differing in fatty acid profile and processing method on productivity, milk composition, digestibility, rumen fermentation, and enteric methane emission in lactating dairy cows. The soybean sources were conventional, high-linoleic-acid variety extruded soybean meal (ESBM; 8.7%(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the effects of 2 extruded soybean meals (ESBM) processed at 2 extruder temperatures, 149°C (LTM) and 171°C (HTM), on performance, nutrient digestibility, milk fatty acid and plasma amino acid profiles, and rumen fermentation in lactating dairy cows. Nine multiparous Holstein cows were included in a replicated 3×3(More)
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