Jeffrey W. Bergman

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Effects of feeding pregnant dams supplemental dietary fat during the last 55 d of gestation on cold tolerance of newborn crossbred calves with (Piedmontese cross, P, n = 15) or without (Hereford cross, H, n = 16) the muscle hypertrophy allele was determined. Primiparous F1 dams gestating F2 calves of the respective breeds were assigned randomly within breed(More)
The objective of this study was to determine whether increasing levels of dietary safflower oil would alter unsaturated fat (especially CLA) and tocopherol content of lamb, animal performance, carcass characteristics, or color stability of lamb muscle tissue. Targhee x Rambouillet wethers (n = 60) were assigned to one of three diets (four pens per treatment(More)
Prepubertal F1 heifers (n = 246; from crossbred dams bred to either Hereford [H], Limousin [L], or Piedmontese [P] sires) were fed 1.9% (LF) or 4.4% (HF) dietary fat from 254+/-4 d of age until they reached puberty or the breeding season started. Safflower seeds (37% oil with 79% linoleic acid) were the added fat source. Blood samples and backfat thickness(More)
Effects of prepartum fat supplementation of the dam on cold tolerance of calves were determined in two studies. In Exp. 1, 22 F1, crossbred heifers gestating F2 calves received diets containing either 1.7 or 4.7% dietary fat starting at d 230+/-2d of gestation. Safflower seeds (Carthamus tinctorius) containing 37% oil with 79% linoleic acid were the(More)
U.S. law does not denominate selection inventions as a distinct category of invention. Selection inventions are considered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) and the United States Federal Courts under the same criteria (statutory subject matter, written description, enablement, best mode, novelty, and non-obviousness) as any other(More)
This study examines the conflation of terms such as "knowledge" and "understanding" in peer-reviewed literature, and tests the hypothesis that little current research clearly distinguishes between importantly distinct epistemic states. Two sets of data are presented from papers published in the journal Public Understanding of Science. In the first set, the(More)
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