Genome wide association of birth characteristics, weaning characteristics, multiple assessments of animal temperament, carcass characteristics, female longevity and productivity, and udder characteristics in indicus-influenced females
Production and health responses in indicus-influenced steers to BVDV challenge
Influence of first calving date on stayability and cow productivity in indicus-influenced cows
Research on temperament has led to adoption of an EPD for docility in the guidelines for herd improvement by the American Brahman Association
Regulation of temperament by different genes with divergent functions.
Mathematical model of adaptation, or winter coat shedding and accumulation, in Angus cattle in tropical and subtropical climates
Documentation of differentially methylation regions of genome corresponding to imposed prenatal stress in Brahman calves and across generational persistence.
Ongoing Projects and Future Directions
Modeling of calf weigh genetic components based on Nellore and Angus parental breed differential
Adaptive immune profile response to BVDV vaccine in reciprocal Brahman-Angus F1 cross calves
Evaluation of calf growth and female reproductive performance of reciprocal cross F2 and advanced generation (F3 through F6) Nellore-Angus crosses
Development of training materials for beef cattle producers in the Central America
Post-weaning growth patterns and evaluation of beef cattle NRC predictions in reciprocal Brahman-Angus F1 cross calves
International partnerships for evaluation of reciprocal indicus × B. taurus and reciprocal tropically adapted crosses and large-scale genetic evaluations
Prenatal stress effects on phenotypes and DNA structures of Brahman cattle
Effects of telomere length in Brahman cattle
Grazing management of F1 Hereford-Brahman cows and yearlings
Forage cultivar breeding and release for subtropical conditions
Assisting the Republic of Vietnam in selecting U.S. genetics for export
Characterization of the inheritance of eye pigmentation as adaptive protection against solar-induced eye cancer in cattle of Hereford ancestry
Characterization of genetic control of udder changes and accumulation of abnormalities across lactation and lifetime in Brahman cows and cows of Hereford ancestry.
Genomic comparison of Nellore and Angus with Hanwoo cattle
Non-mendelian inheritance of growth and fertility of Brahman Angus reciprocal crosses
Research and publications in the Areas of Excellence