February 07, 2017

JAS Section Editor favorites from 2016


Dr. Jim Sartin, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Animal Science, shares some of the JAS Section Editors’ favorite JAS articles from 2016. Take a look!

Effects of United States Department of Agriculture carcass maturity on sensory attributes of steaks produced by cattle representing two dental age classes L. Semler, D. R. Woerner, K. E. Belk, K. J. Enns and J. D. Tatum.  J. Anim. Sci. 2016. 94:2207–2217

Enteric methane and carbon dioxide emissions measured using respiration chambers, the sulfur hexafluoride tracer technique, and a GreenFeed head-chamber system from beef heifers fed alfalfa silage at three allowances and four feeding frequencies. A. Jonker, G. Molano, C. Antwi and G. C. Waghorn. J. Anim. Sci. 2016. 94:10: 4326-4337.

Effect of shade on animal welfare, growth performance, and carcass characteristics in large pens of beef cattle fed a beta agonist in a commercial feedlot. J.A. Hagenmaier, C. D. Reinhardt, S. J. Bartle, and D. U. Thomson. J. Anim. Sci. 2016. 94:5064-5076.

Relationship of glucocorticoids and hematological measures with feed intake, growth, and efficiency of finishing beef cattle. A.P. Foote, K. E. Hales, R. G. Tait, E. D. Berry, C. A. Lents, J. E. Wells, A. K. Lindholm-Perry and H. C. Freetly. J. Anim. Sci. 2016. 94:275-283.

Effect of supplemental dietary leucine and immune system stimulation on whole-body nitrogen utilization in starter pigs. M. Rudar, C.L. Zhu, C.F. de Lange.  J. Anim. Sci. 2016. 94(6):2366-2377.

Postprandial portal glucose and lactate fluxes, insulin production, and portal vein-drained viscera oxygen consumption in growing pigs fed a high-fiber diet supplemented with a multi-enzyme cocktail. A.K. Agyekum,  E. Kiarie, M. C. Walsh and C. M. Nyachoti. J. Anim. Sci. 2016. 94:3760-3770.

Genetic and phenotypic variance and covariance components for methane emission and postweaning traits in Angus cattle. K.A. Donoghue, T. Bird-Gardiner, P. F. Arthur, R. M. Herd and R. F. Hegarty. J. Anim. Sci. 2016. 94:1438-1445.

Benefits of including methane measurements in selection strategies. D.L. Robinson and V. H. Oddy. J. Ani. Sci. 2016. 94:3624-3635.