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Jason Kee Ahola
Associate Professor
Animal Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences

Animal Sciences Building, Room
Phone:
970-491-3312
Education:
  • Ph D, Colorado State University; Animal Science
  • MS, Colorado State University; Animal Science
  • BS, Penn State Univ; Animal Science
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Ahola, Jason Kee, (2017) "R.D. Rhoades, and J.K. Ahola. 2017. Regional Roundup – West: Better Bull Selection: How decisions should be made. Progressive Cattleman Magazine. January 20, 2017." Progressive Cattleman Magazine

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) Adams, A.E., J.K. Ahola, M. Chahine, A.L. Ohlheiser, and I.N. Roman-Muniz. 2016. Case Study: Effect of on-farm dairy beef quality assurance training on selected welfare- and beef quality assurance-related traits in lactating dairy cows Effect of on-farm dairy Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training on welfare-related traits in lactating dairy cows. J. Prof. Anim. Sci. 32:368-374. Professional Animal Scientist

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) Adams, A.E., J.K. Ahola, M. Chahine, and I.N. Roman-Muniz. 2016. Effect of Dairy Beef Quality Assurance Training on Dairy Worker Knowledge and Welfare-Related Practices. J. Extension. 54:1-8. Article number 5RIB8 Journal of Extension

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) "Ahola, J.K. 2016. Animal Welfare Implications of Abrupt Weaning Beef Calves. Progressive Cattlemen magazine, June, 2016." Progressive Cattleman Magazine

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) "Ahola, J.K. 2016. Animal Welfare Implications of Beef Industry Practices Including Dehorning, Castration, and Branding. Owyhee County Cattlemen’s Corner Beef Newsletter, March 2016, 12:4." Owyhee County Cattlemen's Corner Beef Newsletter

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) "Ahola, J.K. 2016. Influence of 60 Days Around Weaning on Beef Marbling and Palatability. Owyhee County Cattlemen’s Corner Beef Newsletter, May 2016, 12:4-5." Owyhee County Cattlemen's Corner Beef Newsletter

Ahola, Jason Kee, "Bigler, L. and J.K. Ahola. 2016. Colorado Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program Update. Report to the Colorado Beef Council, March 2016." Colorado Beef Council

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) "Bigler, L., and J.K. Ahola. 2016. Demand for Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certification at an All-Time High. Beef Issues Quarterly, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, June 30, 2016." NCBA Beef Issues Quarterly

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) Costa, J.B.G. Jr., J.K. Ahola, Z.D. Weller, R.K. Peel, J.C. Whittier, and J.O.J. Barcellos. 2016. Reticulo-rumen temperature as a predictor of calving time in Holstein heifers and cows. J. Dairy Sci. 99:4839-4850 Journal of Dairy Science

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) Hill, S.L., D.M. Grieger, K.C. Olson, J.R. Jaeger, C.R. Dahlen, G.A. Bridges, F. Dantas, J.E. Larson, A.M. Muth-Spurlock, J.K. Ahola, M.C. Fischer, G.A. Perry, E.L. Larimore, T.L. Steckler, W.D. Whittier, J.F. Currin, and J.S. Stevenson. 2016. Using estrus detection patches to optimally time insemination improved pregnancy risk in suckled beef cows enrolled in a fixed-time artificial insemination program. J. Anim. Sci. 94:3703-3710. Journal of Animal Science

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) "Hill, S.L., D.M. Grieger, K.C. Olson, J.R. Jaeger, C.R. Dahlen, M.R. Crosswhite, N. Negrin Pereira, S.R. Underdahl, B.W. Neville, J.K. Ahola, M.C. Fischer, G.E. Seidel, and J.S. Stevenson. 2016. GnRH increased pregnancy risk in suckled beef cows that did not display estrus when subjected to a split-time artificial insemination program. J. Anim. Sci. 94(E-Suppl. 5):522. (Abstr) " Journal of Animal Science

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) Hill, S.L., D.M. Grieger, K.C. Olson, J.R. Jaeger, C.R. Dahlen, M.R. Crosswhite, N. Negrin Pereira, S.R. Underdahl, B.W. Neville, J.K. Ahola, M.C. Fischer, G.E. Seidel, and J.S. Stevenson. 2016. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone increased pregnancy risk in suckled beef cows not detected in estrus and subjected to a split-time artificial insemination program. J. Anim. Sci. 94:3722-3728. Journal of Animal Science

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) Lippolis, K.D., J.K. Ahola, K.A. Linton, R.K. Peel, and J.C. Whittier. 2016. Effects of nose flap devices applied to calves on cow and calf performance, carcass traits, and heifer fertility. J. Prof. Anim. Sci. 32:658-664. Professional Animal Scientist

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) "R.D. Rhoades, and J.K. Ahola. 2016. Regional Roundup – West: Cull cow management. Progressive Cattleman Magazine. September 23, 2016." Progressive Cattleman Magazine

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) "R.D. Rhoades, and J.K. Ahola. 2016. Regional Roundup – West: Pre-calving nutrition requirements. Progressive Cattleman Magazine. November 16, 2016." Progressive Cattleman Magazine

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) "R.D. Rhoades, and J.K. Ahola. 2016. Regional Roundup – West: Preparation checklist before calving season is underway. Progressive Cattleman Magazine. December 16, 2016." Progressive Cattleman Magazine

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) "R.D. Rhoades, and J.K. Ahola. 2016. Regional Roundup – West: Winter feeding strategies change in the cold. Progressive Cattleman Magazine. October 21, 2016." Progressive Cattleman Magazine

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) Schwartzkopf-Genswein, K., J.K. Ahola, L. Edwards-Callaway, D. Hale, and J. Paterson. 2016. Symposium Paper: Transportation Issues Impacting Cattle Well-Being and Considerations for the Future. J. Prof. Anim. Sci. 32:707-716. Professional Animal Scientist

Arce-Cordero, Jose, Ahola, Jason Kee, Woerner, Dale Ray, Seidel, George E, Archibeque, Shawn Louis, (2016) "Carcass quality of primiparous cows managed under a single-calf heifer model combined with use of sexed semen and early weaning." Journal of Animal Sciences 94 E-Suppl. 1 616

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2016) 5. Lippolis, K. D., J. K. Ahola, C. E. Mayo, M. C. Fischer and R. J. Callan. 2016. Effects of two-stage weaning with nose flap devices applied to calves on cow body condition, calf performance, and calf humoral immune response. J. Anim. Sci. 94: 816-823 Journal of Animal Science 94 816-823

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2015) "1. Ahola, J.K. 2015. Animal Welfare Implications of Beef Industry Practices Including Dehorning, Castration, and Branding. Proc., Range Beef Cow Symposium, Loveland, CO." Proceedings, Range Beef Cow Symposium

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2015) "2. Ahola, J.K., L. Edwards-Callaway, K. Schwartzkopf-Genswein, D. Hale, and J. Paterson. 2015. Transportation Issues Impacting Cattle Well-Being in the U.S. and Considerations for the Future. Beef Issues Quarterly, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, September 26, 2015." National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2015) "2. Ahola, J.K. 2015. Influence of the 60-day Period Around Weaning on Beef Marbling and Palatability. Proc., Liquid Feed Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota" Proceedings, Liquid Feed Symposium

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2015) "1. Ahola, J.K., L. Edwards-Callaway, K. Schwartzkopf-Genswein, D. Hale, and J. Paterson. 2015. Summary of 2015 Cattle Transportation Symposium, May 14-15, 2015. White Paper for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Centennial, Colorado." National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2015) "2. Arce, J.A., S.L. Archibeque, J.K. Ahola, R.K. Peel, J.C. Whittier, and G.E. Seidel, Jr. 2015. Carcass quality of grain-finished first-calf heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 93… (Abstr)" Journal of Animal Science

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2015) "3. Hill, S.L., D. M. Grieger, KC Olson, J. R. Jaeger, C. Dahlen, G. A. Bridges, J. Larson, J. K. Ahola, M. C. Fischer, G. A. Perry, T. Steckler, W. D. Whittier, and J. S. Stevenson. 2015. Using estrus-detection patches to optimally time AI improved pregnancy rates in suckled beef cows in a timed AI program. J. Anim. Sci. 93… (Abstr" Journal of Animal Science

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2015) "1. Lippolis, K. D., R. J. Callan, C. E. Mayo, M. Fischer, and J. K. Ahola. 2015. Effects of nose flap devices applied to calves on cow body condition, calf performance, and calf humoral immune response. J. Anim. Sci. 93(E-Suppl" Journal of Animal Science

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2015) "3. Ahola, J.K. 2015. An interview with Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein on Transportation Quality Assurance. Trends Analysis, Beef Issues Quarterly, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, June 16, 2015" National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2015) "4. Ahola, J.K. 2015. What the U.S. should know about South American beef production. Protein Producers magazine, Production Animal Consultants, April 2015, 3:12-13." Production Animal Consultants

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2015) "5. Ahola, J.K. 2015. Influence of 60 days Around Weaning on Beef Marbling and Palatability. Progressive Cattlemen magazine, April, 2015." Progressive Cattlemen Magazine

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2015) "6. Ahola, J.K. 2015. Colorado Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program Update. Report to the Colorado Beef Council, March 2015." CSU

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) for the Veterinarian: Certification in the Colorado BQA Program and Opportunities to Add Value to Beef Calves" CSU Veterinary Conference

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Chapter 229: Quality Management – Farm level: Beef" The Encyclopedia of Meat Sciences

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Effect of delaying time AI based on ESTROTECT patch status on pregnancy rates of nursing beef cows" Western Section, American Society of Animal Science

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Effect of delaying time AI based on ESTROTECT patch status on pregnancy rates of nursing beef cows" Journal of Animal Sciences

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Effect of on-farm dairy Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training on the welfare and health of dairy cows. " ADSA Discovery Conference

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Effect of on-farm dairy Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training on worker knowledge of BQA and welfare-related practices" Journal of Animal Sciences

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Effects of monensin sodium and plant extracts containing cinnamaldehyde, eugenol and capsicum oleoresin on days to puberty, average daily gain and feed efficiency in developing beef heifers receiving a high roughage diet" Western Section, American Society of Animal Science

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Effects of monensin sodium and plant extracts containing cinnamaldehyde, eugenol and capsicum oleoresin on days to puberty, average daily gain and feed efficiency in developing beef heifers receiving a high roughage diet" Journal of Animal Sciences

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Effects of QuietWean nose flap devices applied to calves on cow and calf performance" Western Section, American Society of Animal Science

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Effects of QuietWean nose flap devices applied to calves on cow and calf performance" Journal of Animal Sciences

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Effects of the 60-d Window Around the Time of Weaning on Subsequent Quality Grade and Eating Quality of Beef" Certified Angus Beef White Paper

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Engaging Veterinarians with the Beef Quality Assurance Program – Opportunities to Add-value to Beef Calves. " Colorado Veterinary Medical Association

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "A New System to Improve Efficiency – Beef Production without Mature Cows" Progressive Cattleman Magazine

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Over the Fence Q & A with Dr. Jason Ahola" Gelbvieh World

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Using Self Audits and Assessments to Ensure Proper Animal Welfare." Progressive Cattleman Magazine

Welch, Cassie, Speidel, Scott E, Crews, Denny, Ahola, Jason Kee, Hill, Rod A, (2014) "Relationships between maintenance energy EPD and performance measures of progeny from Red Angus sires divergent for maintenance energy EPD" Journal of Animal Science 92 e-suppl 2

Markwood, Matthew, Peel, R. Kraig, Ahola, Jason Kee, Seidel, George E, Funston, G. E., "Effect of delaying time AI based on ESTROTECT patch status on pregnancy rates of nursing beef cows" American Society of Animal Science

Fischer, Mariah C, Ahola, Jason Kee, Bigler, Bo J, Whittier, Jack C, Peel, R. Kraig, "Effects of monensin sodium and plant extracts containing cinnemaldehyde, eugenol and capsicum oleoresin on days to pubery, average daily, gain and feed efficiency in developing beef heifers receiving a high roughage diet." American Society of Animal Science

Lippolis, Kathryn, Whittier, Jack C, Linton, Kathryn, Peel, R. Kraig, Ahola, Jason Kee, "Effects of QuietWean nose flap devices applied to calves on cow and calf performance" American Society of Animal Science

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Why Do Cattle Producers Choose to Participate in the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program?" Progressive Cattleman Magazine

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Colorado Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program Update" Colorado Beef Council

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "What the U.S. Should Know About South American Beef Production" Progressive Cattleman Magazine

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Can Implementation of On-farm Dairy Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training Improve the Productivity, Welfare, and Health of Dairy Cows and Dairy Operations? " Idaho Beef Council

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Are We Responding to Our Customers? What is Wrong and How Do We Fix It?" International Livestock Congress

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Can Implementation of On-farm Dairy Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training Improve the Productivity, Welfare, and Health of Dairy Cows and Dairy Operations?" National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2014) "Changing the Size of the U.S. Cowherd. " International Livestock Congress

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2013) Administration of a GnRH analogue on day 9 of a 14-day controlled internal drug release insert with timed AI in lactating beef cows. Journal of Animal Science

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2013) An examination of the association of serum IGF-I concentration, potential candidate genes, and fiber type composition with variation in residual feed intake in progeny of Red Angus sires divergent for maintenance energy EPD Journal of Animal Science 91 5626-5636

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2013) Differences in lifetime productivity of beef heifers conceiving to artificial insemination (AI) vs. natural service (NS) as a yearling and among females that were offspring of an AI or NS mating. Professional Animal Scientist

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2013) Effect of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone in Long-Term Controlled Internal Drug-Release Protocols on Pregnancy Rates in Beef Heifers Artificially Inseminated after Observed Estrus or Fixed-Time Professional Animal Scientist

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2013) "Effect of ketamine-stun and meloxicam on behavior and performance associated with band castration in cull beef bulls" Journal of Animal Science

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2013) "Effect of ketamine-stun and meloxicam on behavior and performance associated with band castration in cull beef bulls." Proc., West. Sec. Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci.

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2013) Effects of method of castration and pain mitigation on behavior and feedlot performance in cull beef bulls Journal of Animal Science

Repenning, P.E., Ahola, Jason Kee, Callan, Robert J, French, J.T., Giles, R.L., Peel, R. Kraig, Whittier, Jack C, Fox, J.T., Engle, Terry E, (2013) Effects of method of castration and pain mitigation on behavior and feedlot performance in cull beef bulls Journal of Animal Science, Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Sciences, July 16th, 2012: Phoenix, Arizona 91 4975-4983

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2013) "Effects of monensin sodium and plant extracts containing cinnamaldehyde, capsicum, and eugenol on days to puberty, gain, pregnancy rate, and feed efficiency in developing beef heifers receiving a high roughage die" Proc., West. Sec. Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci.

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2013) " Effects of monensin sodium and plant extracts containing cinnamaldehyde, capsicum, and eugenol on days to puberty, gain, pregnancy rate, and feed efficiency in developing beef heifers receiving a high roughage diet." Journal of Animal Science

Giles, R.L., Peel, R. Kraig, French, J.T., Repenning, P.E., Ahola, Jason Kee, Whittier, Jack C, Seidel, George E, (2013) Fixed-time AI in lactating beef cows after GnRH on day 9 of a 14-day CIDR estrus synchronization protocol Journal of Animal Science, and Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Sciences, July 16, 2012: Phoenix, Arizona 91 1866-1873

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2013) Impact of oral meloxicam administration before and after band castration on feedlot performance and behavioral response in weanling beef bulls Journal of Animal Science

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2013) Ovarian response and timed artificial insemination pregnancy rates in beef heifers after synchronization of follicular waves and ovulation via a 14-day controlled internal drug release insert estrous synchronization protocol Professional Animal Scientist

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2013) "Relationships between residual feed intake EPD and metabolic variables of progeny from Red Angus sires divergent for maintenance energy EPD" Journal of Animal Science

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2013) "The effect of a 7-d CIDR-based pre-synchronization protocol on response to GnRH at the start of 7-d CO-Synch and pregnancy rate following timed-AI in yearling beef heifers" ., West. Sec. Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci.

Ahola, Jason Kee, (2013) " The effect of a 7-d CIDR-based pre-synchronization protocol on response to GnRH at the start of 7-d CO-Synch and pregnancy rate following timed-AI in yearling beef heifers" Journal of Animal Science

French, Jesse, Ahola, Jason Kee, Whittier, Jack C, Giles, Ryan, Repenning, Paul, Seidel, George E, Peel, R. Kraig, (2013) Ovarian response and timed artificial insemination pregnancy rates in beef heifers after synchronization of follicular waves and ovulation via a 14-day controlled internal drug release insert estrous synchronization protocol Prof Anim Sci manuscript 12-01157 Accepted for Publication 10/29/12

(2012) "A survey of the presence, structure, and effectiveness of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) or BQA-type programs across the United States" Proc, West Sec Amer Soc Anim Sci 63 161-165

(2012) "A survey of the presence, structure, and effectiveness of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) or BQA-type programs across the United States (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 90 E-Suppl 3 407

(2012) "Avoiding disabled or non-ambulatory beef cows" Progressive Cattleman Magazine, June

(2012) "Beef production and the demands of modern society" Sustentabilidade da pecuaria bovina brasileira (Sustainability of Brazilian Cattle Production) Eds: R de Paula Lana, FA Barbosa, and DC de Abreu Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Vicosa, MG, Brazil

(2012) "Body condition score and heart girth change between 7 and 18 months of age to estimate pregnancy probability of Hereford heifers mated at 18 months of age (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 90 E-Suppl 2 94

Costa, J.B.G., Whittier, Jack C, Diaz, I.D.P.S., Canellas, L., Peripolli, V., Ahola, Jason Kee, Peel, R. Kraig, (2012) "Body Condition score and heart girth change between 7 and 18 months of age to estimate pregnancy probability of Hereford heifers mated at 18 months of age to estimate pregnancy probability of Hereford heifers mated at 18 months of age" Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Sciences, July 16: Phoenix, Arizona

(2012) "Changing desires for feeder cattle characteristics – preparing your calves for the feedyard" Progressive Cattleman Magazine, October 2012 Submitted August 28

Bigler, B.J., French, J.T., Ahola, Jason Kee, Whittier, Jack C, Frasier, W Marshall, Seidel, George E, Enns, R. Mark, Peel, R. Kraig, (2012) "Comparing the lifetime productivity of beef females initially conceiving to, or sired by artificial insemination or natural service" Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Sciences, July 16, 2012: Phoenix, Arizona

(2012) "Comparing the lifetime productivity of beef females initially conceiving to, or sired by, artificial insemination or natural service" Proc, West Sec Amer Soc Anim Sci 63 75-78

(2012) "Comparing the lifetime productivity of beef females initially conceiving to, or sired by, artificial insemination or natural service" CSU-JBS Spring 2012 Graduate Student Seminar Series, Greeley, Colorado (Abstr)

(2012) "Comparing the lifetime productivity of beef females initially conceiving to, or sired by, artificial insemination or natural service (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 90 E-Suppl 3 153

(2012) "Comparison of receiving strategies on feedlot performance in beef calves at weaning" CSU-JBS Spring 2012 Graduate Student Seminar Series, Greeley, Colorado (Abstr)

(2012) "Comparison of receiving strategies on feedlot performance in beef calves at weaning" Proc, West Sec Amer Soc Anim Sci 63 237-239

(2012) "Comparison of receiving strategies on feedlot performance in beef calves at weaning (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 90 E-Suppl 3 430

(2012) Differences in lifetime productivity of beef heifers conceiving to artificial insemination (AI) vs natural service (NS) as a yearling and among females that were offspring of an AI or NS mating Prof Anim Sci 29 57-63

(2012) "Effect of 2, 4, and 6-hour intervals between 2 prostraglandin F2a injections administered with 5-day co-synch + CIDR protocol on pregnancy rate in beef cows" CSU-JBS Spring 2012 Graduate Student Seminar Series, Greeley, Colorado (Abstr)

(2012) Effect of Two, Four, and Six-Hour Intervals between two Prostaglandin F2a Injections Administered with Five-d CO-Synch + CIDR protocol on Pregnancy Rate in Beef Cows Prof Anim Sci 28 623-627

Berrett, C.J., Seabrook, J.L., Ahola, Jason Kee, Seidel, George E, Whittier, Jack C, Ahola, Jason Kee, Peel, R. Kraig, (2012) "Effect of two, four, and six-hour intervals between two prostaglandin F2a injections administered with five-day CO-Synch + CIDR protocol on pregnancy rate in beef cows" Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Sciences, July 16, 2012: Phoenix, Arizona

(2012) "Effects of pain mitigation and method of castration on behavior and feedlot performance in cull beef bulls" CSU-JBS Spring 2012 Graduate Student Seminar Series, Greeley, Colorado (Abstr)

(2012) "Effects of pain mitigation and method of castration on behavior and feedlot performance in cull beef bulls" Proc, West Sec Amer Soc Anim Sci 63 48-52

(2012) "Effects of pain mitigation and method of castration on behavior and feedlot performance in cull beef bulls (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 90 E-Suppl 3 150

(2012) "Evaluation of the incidence, causes, and potential solutions for the occurrence of disabled or non-ambulatory cattle within the California beef and dairy industries" Proc, West Sec Amer Soc Anim Sci 63 39-43

(2012) "Evaluation of the Incidence, Causes, and Potential Solutions for the Occurrence of Disabled or Non-ambulatory Cattle within the California Beef and Dairy Industries" Final report to the California State University, Agricultural Research Institute, January

(2012) "Evaluation of the incidence, causes, and potential solutions for the occurrence of disabled or non-ambulatory cattle within the California beef and dairy industries (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 90 E-Suppl 2 150

(2012) "Evaluation of weight gain pattern between 7 and 18 months of age of Hereford heifers and reproductive performance when mated at 18 months of age (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 90 E-Suppl 2 431

(2012) "Feed Efficiency Interactions with other traits: growth and product quality" Feed Efficiency in the Beef Industry Ed: RA Hill Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Hoboken, NJ

(2012) "Fixed-time AI in lactating beef cows after GnRH on day 9 of a 14-d CIDR" Proc, West Sec Amer Soc Anim Sci 63 252-257

(2012) "Fixed-time AI in lactating beef cows after GnRH on day 9 of a 14-d CIDR" CSU-JBS Spring 2012 Graduate Student Seminar Series, Greeley, Colorado (Abstr)

(2012) "Fixed-time AI in lactating beef cows after GnRH on day 9 of a 14-d CIDR (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 90 E-Suppl 3 238

(2012) "Input factors affecting profitability: a changing paradigm and a challenging time" Feed Efficiency in the Beef Industry Ed: RA Hill Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Hoboken, NJ

(2012) "Livestock Disease Outbreaks without a Traceability Program In-Place: Recent Events Emphasize a Need" Trends Analysis, Beef Issues Quarterly, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Fall

(2012) "Manage spring pastures to increase summer productivity" Progressive Cattleman Magazine, March

(2012) "National Beef Quality Audit – 2011 Phase III: Quality Enhancement by the Seedstock, Cow/calf, and Stocker Sectors" Final report to the National Beef Quality Assurance Program, April

(2012) Ovarian response and timed artificial insemination pregnancy rates in beef heifers after synchronization of follicular waves and ovulation via a 14-day controlled internal drug release insert estrous synchronization protocol Prof Anim Sci 29 64-74

(2012) "Performance, residual feed intake, and carcass quality of progeny from Red Angus sires divergent for maintenance energy EPD (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 90 E-Suppl 3 679

(2012) "Producer awareness and perceptions about feed efficiency in beef cattle" Feed Efficiency in the Beef Industry Ed: RA Hill Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Hoboken, NJ

(2012) "Use of body weight gain at different ages to evaluate the pregnancy probability and the change in the pregnancy chance of Hereford heifers mated at 18 months of age (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 90 E-Suppl 2 94

Ahola, Jason Kee, Peel, R. Kraig, (2012) Determination of the appropriate delivery of PGF2a in the 5-day CO-synch + CIDR protocol in suckled beef cows Journal of Animal Science August, 10.2527/jas.2011-4880

Costa Jr. , J.B.G., Barcellos, J.O.J., Whittier, Jack C, Diaz, D.P.S., Canellas, L., Peripolli, V., Ahola, Jason Kee, Peel, R. Kraig, (2012) "Use of body weight gain at different ages to evaluate the pregnancy probability and the change in the pregnancy chance of Hereford heifers mated at 18 months of age" Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Sciences, July 16, 2012: Phoenix, Arizona

Costa Jr. , J.B.G., Barcellos, J.O.J., Whittier, Jack C, Diaz, I.D.P.S., Canellas, L., Peripolli, V., Ahola, Jason Kee, Peel, R. Kraig, (2012) "Evaluation of weight gain pattern between 7 and 18 months of age of Hereford heifers and reproductive performance when mated at 18 months of age" Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Sciences, July 17th, 2012: Phoenix, Arizona

(2011) "A beef industry outlook – preparing for the next 3 years" Cattle Business Weekly, September

(2011) "A Survey of the Presence, Structure, and Effectiveness of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) or BQA-type Programs Across the United States and Internationally Among Countries that are Large Exporters of Beef" Final report to the National Beef Quality Assurance Program, November

(2011) "Administration of GnRH on Day 9 or a 14-Day CIDR with CO-Synch 72 h in Lactating Beef Cows" JBS-CSU Joint Spring Seminar, May 16, Greeley, Colorado (Abstr)

(2011) "Administration of GnRH on Day 9 or a 14-Day CIDR with CO-Synch 72 h in Lactating Beef Cows" Proc, West Sec Amer Soc Anim Sci 62 6-Mar

(2011) "Administration of GnRH on Day 9 or a 14-Day CIDR with CO-Synch 72 h in Lactating Beef Cows (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 89 E-Suppl 2 174

(2011) "An interview about animal welfare with Dr Lily Edwards-Calaway" Trends Analysis, Beef Issues Quarterly, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Winter

(2011) "An update on Global Animal Partnership guidelines" Beef Issues Quarterly, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Winter 2 2 13-16

(2011) "Can DNA marker technology improve feedlot growth promotion management decisions to ultimately improve the consumer’s beef eating experience?" JBS-CSU Joint Spring Seminar, May 16, Greeley, Colorado (Abstr)

(2011) "Financial Incentives are there for High Quality Market Cows" Progressive Cattlemen, August

(2011) "Improving timed AI pregnancy rates in beef heifers by synchronizing follicular waves with GnRH on d 9 or a 14 d CIDR plus CO-Synch protocol" Proc, West Sec Amer Soc Anim Sci 62 26-29

(2011) "Improving timed AI pregnancy rates in beef heifers by synchronizing follicular waves with GnRH on d 9 or a 14 d CIDR plus CO-Synch protocol (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 89 E-Suppl 2 176

(2011) "Major changes looming ahead for US beef industry" Progressive Cattlemen, July 11-Oct

(2011) "Modifications for subjective exit scoring in beef cattle" JBS-CSU Joint Spring Seminar, May 16, Greeley, Colorado (Abstr)

(2011) Quality defects in market beef and dairy cows and bulls sold through livestock auction markets in the Western United States: Incidence rates J Anim Sci 89 1474-1483

(2011) Quality defects in market beef and dairy cows and bulls sold through livestock auction markets in the Western United States: Relative effects on selling price J Anim Sci 89 1484-1495

(2011) "Relationship between behavioral traits and feedlot performance in finishing steers" J Anim Sci (Abstr) 89 E-Suppl 2 175

(2011) "Relationship between behavioral traits and feedlot performance in finishing steers" Proc, West Sec Amer Soc Anim Sci 62 23-25

(2011) Relationship Between Residual Feed Intake and End Product Palatability in Longissimus Steaks from Steers Sired by Angus Bulls Divergent for Intramuscular Fat Expected Progeny Difference J Prof Anim Sci 27 109-115

(2011) "Should’ve, could’ve, would’ve… did you add “value” to your calf crop this year?" Progressive Cattlemen, October

(2011) "Superimposing 14 d MGA pre-feeding and(or) 7 d CIDR on the select synch (GnRH-PG) estrous synchronization protocol in beef cows" Proc, West Sec Amer Soc Anim Sci 62 241-244

(2011) "Superimposing 14 d MGA pre-feeding and(or) 7 d CIDR on the select synch (GnRH-PG) estrous synchronization protocol in beef cows (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 89 E-Suppl 2 181

(2011) "Update on beef stunning" Technical Bulletin, Meatingplace.com, February

(2011) Variation in nutritive quality and mineral content of grazed and clipped forage from native range in southwest Idaho J Prof Anim Sci 27 435-448

(2011) "Winter Bull Management" Progressive Cattlemen, January 13-Dec

Ahola, Jason Kee, Aznarez, V.A., Seidel, George E, Peel, R. Kraig, Whittier, Jack C, (2011) "Superimposing Melengestrol Acetate Pre-Feeding and/or Controlled Intravaginal Drug Release on the Select Synch Estrous Synchronization Protocol in Beef Cows" Proceedings, WSASAS 62 241

(2010) "An interview with Temple Grandin" Questions and Answers, Beef Issues Quarterly, National Cattlemen s Beef Association, Fall http://beefissuesquarterly.com/aninterviewwithtemp legrandin.aspx 2 1

(2010) "Are market dairy cows undervalued?" Trends Analysis, Beef Issues Quarterly, National Cattlemen's Beef Association,Fall Http://beefissuesquarterly.com/aremarketdairycowsu ndervalued.aspx 2 1

(2010) Effect of Calf Separation During the 12-Hour Interval Between 2 Prostaglandin F2± Injections When Using the 5-Day COSynch + Controlled Internal Drug-Release Synchronization Protocol on Pregnancy Rate in Beef Cows J Prof Anim Sci 26 534-539

(2010) "Effects of quality defects in market beef and dairy cows and bulls on selling price at auction in the Western United States" J Anim Sci (Abstr) 88 E-Suppl 2 825

(2010) Factors affecting beef cattle producer perspectives on feed efficiency J Anim Sci 88 3749-3758

(2010) "Incidence of quality defects in market beef and dairy cows and bulls sold through livestock auction markets in the Western United States" J Anim Sci (Abstr) 88 E-Suppl 2 825

(2010) "Incidence of quality defects in market beef and dairy cows and bulls sold through livestock auction markets in the Western United States" Proc, West Sec Amer Soc Anim Sci 61 216-220

(2010) "Indications of management on beef cow reproduction" Proc, Utah Beef Cattle Field Day, Provo, Utah, February 9 12-Apr

(2010) "Is it time for early weaning?" Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative News, May/June 2-Jan

(2010) "Tips for improving cull cow value" Owyhee County Cattlemen's Corner Beef Newsletter, November

(2010) "Tips for improving the value of your cull cows" Arizona Cattlemen's Association Magazine, October

(2010) Training sessions provide working knowledge of national animal identification system J Extension, Article number 1IAW4 48 6-Jan

Peel, R. Kraig, Ahola, Jason Kee, Whittier, W.D., Whittier, Jack C, (2010) Effect of Calf Separation During the 12-Hour Interval Between 2 Prostaglandin F2± Injections When Using the 5-Day CO-Synch + Controlled Internal Drug-Release Synchronization Protocol on Pregnancy Rate in Beef Cows The Professional Animal Scientist 26 534-539

(2009) "A nationwide survey of beef producers about feed efficiency motivating factors for the implementation of selection practices" Proc, Beef Improvement Federation, April 30-May 3, Sacramento, California, C32 (Abstr) 25

(2009) Animal Identification and Beef Quality Assurance Topics Offered in Combined Workshops to Increase Effectiveness and Participation J Extension 47 6-Jan

(2009) "Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Carne de Bovinos Productores de Leche" Western Resource Beef Committee Cattle Producer's Library Spanish Version Fact Sheet CL200-S Peer reviewed

(2009) "Beef & Business Column: Keys to managing your bulls this winter" Published in American Cowman Update, December 9 (available at: http://americancowmancom/newsletter/); Idaho Cattle Association Line Rider Magazine, January 2009, pp 20-22; Progressive Rancher Magazine, January 2009, pp 6-8; Malheur County Livestock Newsle

(2009) "Beef & Business Column: To AI or not to AI, that is the question" American Cowman Update, March 9

(2009) "Beef & Business Column: Avoiding young open cows this fall could be crucial" Published in American Cowman Update, April 16, Progressive Rancher Magazine, May; Owyhee County Cattlemen's Corner Beef Newsletter, May 5 6-Apr

(2009) "Beef & Business Column: Start marketing your 2009 calf crop tdtay: it's never too early to add value" Published in the American Cowman Update, February 10; Progressive Rancher Magazine, March, pp 8- 9; Owyhee County Cattlemen s Corner Beef Newsletter, March 5 4-Feb

(2009) "Breeding strategies: Researchers share about using natural service with estrous synchronization and timed AI" Published in the Progressive Rancher Magazine, February 2009, pp 8-9; Idaho Cattle Association Line Rider Magazine, February 2009, pp 20-21

(2009) "Dairy Beef Quality Assurance: Executive Summary of premiums and discounts available for market dairy cows sold at auction" 12-Jan

(2009) Effect of preslaughter feeding and ractopamine hydrochloride supplementation on growth performance, carcass characteristics, and end product quality in market dairy cows J Anim Sci 87 2400-2408

(2009) "Effect of targeted use of a controlled internal drug releasing device (CIDR) in an estrous synchronization system for postpartum beef cows" Proc, West Sec Amer Soc Anim Sci 60 255-258

(2009) Effect of targeted use of a controlled internal drug releasing device (CIDR) in an estrous synchronization system for postpartum beef cows J Anim Sci (Abstr) 87 E-Suppl 3 150

(2009) "Effect of time of ractopamine feeding on growth, carcass characteristics, and muscle biology of steers" J Anim Sci (Abstr) 87 E-Suppl 2 322

(2009) "Evaluating the Effects of Pre-Harvest Feeding, Feeding Duration, and Inclusion of a ²-Agonist on Market Dairy Cow Carcass Characteristics, Value, and End- Product Eating Quality" Final research report to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association: Research and Knowledge Management Group, June

(2009) "Evaluating the feed efficiency and end-product quality relationship in the progeny of Red Angus sires divergent for Maintenance Energy EPD: A project overview" Proc, Beef Improvement Federation, April 30-May 3, Sacramento, California, C31 (Abstr) 24

(2009) "Factors affecting calf prices in today's marketplace" Progressive Rancher Magazine, August/September 9-Aug

(2009) Forage nutrient characterization of SW Idaho Desert Rangeland Proc, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, September 20-24 195

(2009) "Genetically selecting for lower cost cattle" Owyhee County Cattlemen's Corner Beef Newsletter, July 5 6-Apr

(2009) "Idaho Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program" Final report to the Idaho Beef Council, July

(2009) "Incidence of Quality Defects in Market Dairy Cows and Bulls Sold through Major Livestock Auction Markets in Idaho and California and their Relative Effect on Sale Price" Final research report to the National Beef Quality Assurance Program (National Cattlemen's Beef Association), Idaho Beef Council, and California Beef Council, May

(2009) "Keys to managing your bulls this winter" American Gelbvieh Association Profit Picture, February 28-30

(2009) "Make your cows work for you : opportunities to improve your grazing strategies could be crucial" Idaho Cattle Association Line Rider Magazine, June/July 8-Jun

(2009) "Opportunities to increase non-milk revenue on dairies" Proc, Pacific Northwest Animal Nutrition Conference, October 6-8, Boise, Idaho

(2009) "Physiological drivers of variation in feed efficiency in Red Angus-sired calves" J Anim Sci (Abstr) 87 E-Suppl 2 392

(2009) "Pre-harvest feeding, feeding duration, and inclusion of a ²-agonist on market dairy cow feedlot performance and carcass characteristics" Proc , American Association of Bovine Practitioners, September 11, Omaha Nebraska

(2009) "Selecting for improved feed efficiency" Progressive Rancher Magazine, April 11-Oct

(2009) "The nutrition × reproduction interaction in beef cows" Proc, Colorado Nutrition Roundtable, September 24, Fort Collins, Colorado 11-Mar

(2009) "Timely marketing of dairy cows: every dairyman's responsibility" Progressive Dairyman, May 22 38-40

(2009) "untitled" Idaho Beef Quality Assurance Newsletter, Spring 6-Jan

(2009) Use of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone at Fixed-Time Artificial Insemination at Eighty or Ninety-Seven Hours Post Prostaglandin F2± in Beef Cows Administered the Long-Term Melengestrol Acetate Select Synch J Prof Anim Sci 25 256-261

(2009) "Utilizing crop residue as a feed source" Western Resource Beef Committee Cattle Producer's Library Fact Sheet CL375 Peer reviewed

(2009) "Washy Grass" Back to Basics Email list serve (extension coffeeshop), August 31

(2008) "Defining and measuring feed efficiency" Proc, Pacific Northwest Animal Nutrition Conference, October 7- 9, Tacoma, Washington 157-162

(2008) "Effect of coconut oil on growth performance, carcass characteristics, and end- product palatability in finishing beef cattle" Proc, Pacific Northwest Animal Nutrition Conference, October 7-9, Tacoma, Washington (Abstr) 203

(2008) "Effects of ractopamine hydrochloride and feeding period on carcass quality and sensory characteristics in market dairy cows" Proc, West Sec Amer Soc Anim Sci 59 37-40

(2008) "Effects of ractopamine hydrochloride and feeding period on carcass quality and sensory characteristics in market dairy cowsc (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 86 E suppl 3 30

(2008) "Idaho Dairy Beef Quality Assurance Training Manual (English language version)" Idaho Dairy Beef Quality Assurance Training Manual 16-Jan

(2008) "Idaho Garantía de Calidad de Carne del Bovino Lechero (Idaho Dairy Beef Quality Assurance Training Manual Spanish language version)" Idaho Garantía de Calidad de Carne del Bovino Lechero 16-Jan

(2008) Relationship between quality characteristics of barley grain and digestibility in feedlot steers J Prof Anim Sci 24 560- 565

(2008) "Selecting for efficiency of feed utilization now and in the future" Western Resource Beef Committee Cattle Producer's Library Fact Sheet CL1025 Peer reviewed

(2007) "An economic comparison of artificial insemination with natural service in beef cattle" Western Resource Beef Committee Cattle Producers Library Fact sheet CL407 Peer reviewed

(2007) "Characterization of forage trace mineral concentration by season in diets of beef cows grazing native range in eastern Colorado" J Anim Sci 85 158-159

(2007) "Characterization of Forage Trace Mineral Concentration by Season in Diets of Beef Cows Grazing Native Range in Eastern Colorado" Colorado State University Animal Sciences Research Report

(2007) "Characterization of forage trace mineral concentration by season in diets of beef cows grazing native range in eastern Colorado (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 85 Suppl 2 158

(2007) Decreased brain copper due to copper deficiency has no effect on bovine prion proteins Biochem Bioph Res Co 352 884-888

(2007) "Educating producers about animal identification through a university-government partnership" Outreach Session, University of Idaho Extension Annual Conference, Moscow, Idaho, April 11, 2007 (Abstr)

(2007) "Educating producers about animal identification through a university-government partnership" Outreach Session, University of Idaho Extension Annual Conference, Moscow, Idaho, April 11, 2007 (Astr)

(2007) "Effect of pre-harvest feeding on market dairy cow carcass performance" Ital J Anim Sci 6 414-414

(2007) "Effective animal identification education through a university-government partnership" Proc, National Association of County Agricultural Agents pp 91 (Abstr)

(2007) Effects of copper and zinc source on performance, carcass characteristics, and lipid metabolism in finishing steers J Prof Anim Sci 23 36-41

(2007) "Feeding cull dairy cows an expanding opportunity for the dairy industry" Proc, Pacific Northwest Animal Nutrition Conference, October 16-18, Portland, Oregon 47-60

(2007) "Idaho Beef Quality Assurance Newsletter" Idaho Beef Quality Assurance Newsletter, Fall 6-Jan

(2007) "Relationship between residual feed intake and meat quality in steer progeny of divergent intramuscular fat EPD Angus bulls" J Anim Sci 85 167-168

(2007) "Relationship between residual feed intake and meat quality in steer progeny of divergent intramuscular fat EPD Angus bulls (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 85 Suppl 2 167

(2007) "Trace minerals and the immune system in cattle" Western Resource Beef Committee Cattle Producers Library Fact sheet CL315 Peer reviewed

(2007) "Utilizing natural service with estrous synchronization in conjunction with timed artificial insemination" University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet 07-25 Peer reviewed

(2006) Examination of potential methods to predict pulmonary arterial pressure score in yearling beef cattle J Anim Sci 84 1259-1264

(2006) "Superimposing 14 d MGA pre- feeding and(or) 7 d CIDR on the select synch (GnRH-PG) estrous synchronization protocol in beef cows (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 84 Suppl 2 158

(2005) "Dietary copper effects on brain copper concentration and brain prion protein characteristics in mature Angus cows (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 83 Suppl 1 224

(2005) "Effect of copper status, supplementation, and source on pituitary responsiveness to exogenous gonadotropin releasing hormone in ovariectomized beef cows" 12th International Symposium on Trace Elements in Man and Animals, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, June 19-23, 2005 (Abstr)

(2005) Effect of copper status, supplementation, and source on pituitary responsiveness to exogenous gonadotropin-releasing hormone in ovariectomized beef cows J Anim Sci 83 1812-1823

(2005) "Effect of eicosapentaenoic acid on lipid composition and prostaglandin synthesis in bovine endometrial cells in vitro (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 83 Suppl 1 297

(2005) Effects of copper, zinc, and manganese source on mineral status, reproduction, immunity, and calf performance in young beef females over a two-year period Prof Anim Sci 21 297-304

(2005) Effects of lifetime copper, zinc, and manganese supplementation and source on performance, mineral status, immunity, and carcass characteristics of feedlot cattle Prof Anim Sci 21 305-317

(2005) "The Northwest Pilot Project" J Anim Sci 83 119-119

(2005) "The Northwest Pilot Project: Finding real-world solutions to animal identification (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 83 Suppl 2 119

(2004) Effect of copper, zinc, and manganese supplementation and source on reproduction, mineral status, and performance in grazing beef cattle over a two-year period J Anim Sci 82 2375-2383

(2003) "Impact of trace mineral supplementation and source on grazing beef cattle over a two-year period (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 81 Suppl 1 36

(2003) "Trace mineral metabolism in ruminants: impact on production, reproduction, and the environment" Beyond the Tornado: The Calm After the Storm Nutritional Biotechnology in the Feed and Food Industries Eds: TP Lyons and KA Jacques Nottingham University Press, Nottingham, UK 275-287

(2002) "An evaluation of hemogram parameters and pulse oximetry as predictors of pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) score in yearling bulls (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 80 Suppl 2 116

(2002) "Synchronization of estrus in beef cows using long-term MGA select-synch with estrus AI or timed AI 78 or 96 h after PG with or without a second GnRH injection (Abstr)" J Anim Sci 80 Suppl 2 127

(1999) Effects of muscle alpha-tocopherol level and surface microbiological contamination of retail case-life of fresh beef from the US, Japan and Australia Meat Sci 52 111-118

Zerby, H N, Belk, Keith E., Ahola, Jason Kee, Sofos, John N, Schaefer, D M, Morgan, Jeralyn, Smith, Gary C, (1999) Effects of muscle α-tocopherol level and surface microbiological contamination on retail caselife of fresh beef from the US, Japan and Australia. Meat science 52 1 111-8