Jalal Fatehi

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Age at first insemination, days from calving to first insemination, number of services, first-service nonreturn rate to 56 d, days from first service to conception, calving ease, stillbirth, gestation length, and calf size of Canadian Holstein cows were jointly analyzed in a linear multiple-trait model. Traits covered a wide spectrum of aspects related to(More)
The main objective of this study was to estimate genetic relationships between lactation persistency and reproductive performance in first lactation. Relationships with day in milk at peak milk yield and estimated 305-d milk yield were also investigated. The data set contained 33,312 first-lactation Canadian Holsteins with first-parity reproductive,(More)
Three models for the analysis of functional survival data in dairy cattle were compared using stochastic simulation. The simulated phenotype for survival was defined as a month after the first calving (from 1 to 100) in which a cow was involuntarily removed from the herd. Parameters for simulation were based on survival data of the Canadian Jersey(More)
Progeny of Holstein females mated to sires of different breeds were genetically evaluated along with their purebred Holstein contemporaries born in the same herds using multiple trait animal models. The resulting estimated breeding values (EBV) of cows were averaged within breed of sire and compared relative to progeny of purebred Holstein sires for various(More)
The objective of this study was to test for genotype x environmental interaction (GXE) for feet and leg traits scored in different environments. Genetic correlations of seven feet and leg traits were estimated across different management systems: free versus tie stalls, slatted versus solid flooring, and intact versus trimmed hooves. Data were records from(More)
Robust procedures for estimation of breeding values were applied to multiple-trait random regression test-day (TD) model to reduce the influence of outliers on inferences. Robust estimation methods consisted of correcting selected observations (defined as outliers) in the process of solving mixed-model equations in such a way that 'new' observations gave(More)
Chromatographic separation of the liquid culture filtrate of the basidiomycete fungus Physisporinus sanguinolentus has yielded three new compounds viz., 2-methyl-4-pyrone, 2-methyl-5,6-dihydro-4-pyrone and the pyridone form of 4-hydroxy-2-methylpyridine, together with the known triacetic acid lactone, the sesquiterpene dialdehyde merulidial and a derivative(More)
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