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Environmental influences affecting cows during pregnancy have been shown to induce lifelong physical and metabolic changes in the offspring. To learn more about the effects of heat stress on calves conceived during the summer, Pablo Pinedo, from Colorado State University, and Albert De Vries, from University of Florida, examined data from more than 150 herds of dairy cattle in Florida, where cows experience hot summers and mild winters.advertisementadvertisementPrevious studies have shown many different effects related to environmental or dietary stressors during pregnancy on the resulting offspring, both as calves and as adult cows, and summer heat is a significant environmental stressor in many areas of the U.S. The researchers assessed seasonal effects on pregnancy by examining more than 667,000 records from Holstein cows calving in Florida between 2000 and 2012.Using environmental data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the researchers estimated the resulting heat stress on each of the 152 herds by comparing milk yield during summer and winter months to identify which herds were most likely to suffer from heat stress during the summer.The researchers found that milk production was greater for cows born to a mother that conceived in the winter compared with cows born to a mother that conceived in the summer, with greater milkfat and protein yield. The odds of survival to a second calving were 1.15 to 1.21 times greater for cows arising from a wintertime conception compared with a summertime conception.“Our results showed that cows that arose from a pregnancy conceived in winter had, on average, better survival, better reproduction and greater milk production than cows arising from a summertime pregnancy,” lead author Pinedo said. “These effects were more pronounced among first-parity cows compared with older cows.”Although previous studies reported the effects of heat stress during late pregnancy, results from this study suggest that heat stress at the time of conception may permanently program the genetics of the adult animal by affecting epigenetic processes within the early embryo. For some of the analyzed variables, the differences were moderate, and the variation among individuals and operations is highly dependent on management practices. advertisement“This report adds to a growing body of literature that supports careful management of the mother at all stages of the pregnancy to ensure the highest level of productivity in the offspring,” commented Matt Lucy, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Dairy Science. The researchers anticipate further research into the potential mechanisms associated with the reported effects. —From Journal of Dairy Science news release Calves born to cows experiencing heat stress during early pregnancy experience related effects that continue throughout their lives, according to a new study from the Journal of Dairy Science.
INZAI, Chiba Pref. – Tour veteran Yuka Irie held a two-shot lead at the midpoint of the Kracie Philanthropy LPGA Players Championship on Friday after matching the day’s low with a 4-under-par 69. Irie had an eagle, five birdies and three bogeys at the Narashino Country Club’s par-73 King/Queen Course en route to a two-day total of 6-under 140. South Korea’s Lee Ji Hyun shot a 71 to sit alone in second. The 38-year-old Irie, whose fourth and last career win dates back to August 1998 at the NEC Karuizawa 72, started the day two strokes behind first-round leader Kaori Aoyama and made four birdies in the first seven holes before ending the front nine with a bogey. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES
Third place Green Tree lost three points to House of the Golden Coin despite the fact that Noodle Russell bowled a 200 game and 516 series for Green Tree. Pao led Golden Coin with a 504 series.Fourth place Café Kronborg, who were missing their Captain Kran Nielsen, lost all four points to Bavaria as no bowlers managed to top the 500 series mark.Canada got back on the winning track with a four point win over the USMC team. Bowlers had trouble with lanes 5 and 6 which is not unusual.Ooy Pluemkamon found how to lead her Jack Tar team to victory by bowling games of 207, 203 and 190 for a 600 series. Jack Tar won all four points from Sabai Friday who also were missing their best bowler, Captain Nok Kennedy.There will be no bowling this week as bowlers get ready for the New Year. All of us bowlers want to wish everyone a very “Happy New Year”. VFW Post 9876 clinched the first place trophy last week so now three teams are fighting for second and third places, although you couldn’t tell by this week’s results as all three contending teams lost. Second place Brother D lost three points to VFW Post 9876 who got good bowling from David Shaw who had a 521 series and Somrak who had a 202 game and 509.200 Bowlers: Noodle, Ooy & Somrak.
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