February 18, 2018

JAS Favorites!

Back in the day, the journal arrived monthly and we flipped through the pages and read articles that caught our eye, but in our online world we do less and less browsing randomly through articles. Our one group that sees every article are our section editors – because they are so familiar with all of the articles, several times a year, the JAS EiC asks them to recommend their favorites. Here are the 2017 favorites – take a second to browse some of the best JAS has to offer from 2017!

SECTION EDITOR Favorite articles reviewed in 2017

The Journal of Animal Science sections editors have again chosen their favorite articles placed under review during 2017. 


Reducing rumen starch fermentation of wheat with three percent sodium hydroxide has the potential to ameliorate the effect of heat stress in grain-fed wethers.
P. A. Gonzalez-Rivas, K. DiGiacomo, P. A. Giraldo, B. J. Leury, J. J Cottrell and F. R. Dunshea J Anim Sci.  2017 95: 12: 5547-5562

Effect of stocking density on performance, diet selection, total-tract digestion, and nitrogen balance among heifers grazing cool-season annual forages.
B. R. Brunsvig, A. J. Smart, E. A. Bailey, C. L. Wright, E. E. Grings and D. W. Brake
J Anim Sci. 2017 95: 8: 3513-3522

Chronic activation of AMP-activated protein kinase increases monocarboxylate transporter 2 and 4 expression in skeletal muscle.
E. M. England, H. Shi, S. K. Matarneh, E. M. Oliver, E. T. Helm, T. L. Scheffler, E. Puolanne and D. E. Gerrard  J Anim Sci. 2017 Aug;95(8):3552-3562.doi: 10.2527/jas.2017.1457

Effect of Brahman genetics on myofibrillar protein degradation, collagen crosslinking, and tenderness of the longissimus lumborum.
Phelps KJ, Johnson DD, Elzo MA, Paulk CB, Gonzalez JM.
J Anim Sci. 2017 Dec;95(12):5397-5406. doi: 10.2527/jas2017.2022

Zinc injection as a novel castration method in beef bulls: Effects on performance, behavior and testosterone and haptoglobin concentration.
Richeson John, Jase Ball, Elizabeth Kegley, Ty Lawrence, Shelby Roberts, Jeremy Powell.
J Anim Sci.  2018 Jan 96: In press.

Efficient single-step genomic evaluation for a multibreed beef cattle population having many genotyped animals.
E. A. Mäntysaari, R. D. Evans and I. Strandén J Anim Sci. 2017 doi:10.2527/jas2017.1912
Ovarian microRNA 221 expression in theca and granulosa cells: Hormonal regulation and function. 
C. L. Robinson, L. Zhang, L. F. Schütz, M. L. Totty, L. J. Spicer J Anim Sci. 2018 96. Feb. 


Sheep from low methane yield, per unit of DMI, selection lines created on alfalfa pellets have also lower methane yield and different rumen fermentation characteristics under pastoral farming conditions.
Arjan Jonker, Sharon Hickey, John McEwan, Cesar Pinares-Pati, Stephen Olinga
Alexey D., German Molano, Sarah MacLean, Edgar Sandoval, Reuben Harland ,
Derek Birch, Brooke Bryson, Kevin Knowler, Suzanne Rowe J Anim Sci. 2017 Sep;95(9):3905-3913. doi: 10.2527/jas2017.1709

Genetic parameters for fecal egg counts and their relationship with body weights in Katahdin lambs.
Burke, Joan; Ngere, Lauretta; Morgan, James; Miller, James; Notter, David J Anim Sci. 2018 96 in press.


TRIENNIAL LACTATION BIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM/BOLFA: The biology of lactation– from genes to cells to milk. 
C. Farmer J Anim Sci. Volume 95, Issue 12, 1 December 2017, Pages 5637–5638. doi.org/10.2527/jas2017.1875

TRIENNIAL LACTATION SYMPOSIUM/BOLFA: Plasticity of mammary development in the prepubertal bovine mammary gland. 
R. M. Akers J Anim Sci. Volume 95, Issue 12, 1 December 2017, Pages 5653–5663, doi.org/10.2527/jas2017.1792

TRIENNIAL LACTATION SYMPOSIUM/BOLFA: Dietary regulation of allometric ductal growth in the mammary glands. 
G. E. Berryhill; J. F. Trott; A. L. Derpinghaus; R. C. Hovey J Anim Sci. Volume 95, Issue 12, 1 December 2017, Pages 5664–5674, doi.org/10.2527/jas2017.1901

TRIENNIAL LACTATION SYMPOSIUM/BOLFA: Mammary growth during pregnancy and lactation and its relationship with milk yield.
S. R. Davis J Anim Sci. Volume 95, Issue 12, 1 December 2017, Pages 5675–5688, doi.org/10.2527/jas2017.1733

TRIENNIAL LACTATION SYMPOSIUM/BOLFA: Late gestation heat stress of dairy cattle programs dam and daughter milk production. 
G. E. Dahl; S. Tao; J. Laporta J Anim Sci. Volume 95, Issue 12, 1 December 2017, Pages 5701–5710, doi.org/10.2527/jas2017.2006

TRIENNIAL LACTATION SYMPOSIUM/BOLFA: Serotonin and the regulation of calcium transport in dairy cows. 
L. L. Hernandez J Anim Sci. Volume 95, Issue 12, 1 December 2017, Pages 5711–5719, doi.org/10.2527/jas2017.1673

TRIENNIAL LACTATION SYMPOSIUM/BOLFA: Pathogen-specific immune response and changes in the blood–milk barrier of the bovine mammary gland. 
R. M. Bruckmaier; O. Wellnitz J Anim Sci.  Volume 95, Issue 12, 1 December 2017, Pages 5720–5728, doi.org/10.2527/jas2017.1845