John P. Walter

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The role of ultrasonography in the imaging of superficially located structures is enhanced by the appropriate application of basic physical principles. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of axial and lateral resolution, variable and dynamic focusing systems, and fluid-path scanners. Knowledge of these principles is useful in daily practice and in the(More)
To date, researchers have measured net efficiencies of energy conversion using data from animals in energy chambers. The expense of this approach prevents the establishment of a large data base for quantitative studies. Our purpose was to investigate models that would enable us to use data collectable in normal field conditions to compare dairy cattle for(More)
A model was developed for the economic evaluation of embryos for producing bull lines for use in commercial beef production. The fundamental concept underlying the model is that a cloned and sexed embryo of known genetic characteristics for beef traits is used to produce a bull. After reaching physiological maturity, the bull is used in natural matings.(More)
A Chi-square test of goodness of fit indicated that many Guernsey sires had mates not representative of the population. Mates effect on sire ranking by progeny records, therefore, was examined for each of 12 traits of body conformation. Sire rankings from two models including a random sire factor and fixed age, month, and herd-year factors were compared.(More)
Concepts used to derive a deterministic model for evaluating embryo transfer for commercial steer production taking into consideration genetic merit for growth and mature size, herd feed supply, and recipient maternal environment are discussed. Genetic potential of an embryo is used to derive optimal growth rates that can be sustained by available herd feed(More)
Twenty-nine selected styles of subprimals or sections of veal were obtained from a commercial facility to assist in the development of a support program for retailers. They were fabricated into bone-in or boneless retail cuts and associated components by trained meat cutters. Each style selected (n = 6) was used to generate mean retail yields and labor(More)
Lamb carcasses (n = 94) from five packing plants, selected to vary in weight class and fat thickness, were used to determine retail yield and labor requirements of wholesale lamb fabrication. Carcasses were allotted randomly according to weight class to be fabricated as whole carcasses (n = 20), three-piece boxes (n = 22), or subprimals (n = 52). Processing(More)
Boxed pork was obtained to represent four different purchase specifications (different anatomical separation locations and[or] external fat trim levels) common in the pork industry to conduct a study of retail yields and labor requirements. Bone-in loins (n = 180), boneless loins (n = 94), and Boston butts (n = 148) were assigned randomly to fabrication(More)