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The Management and Associated Costs of Rearing Heifers on UK Dairy Farms from Weaning to Conception
(Scientific Research Publishing, 2015-07-09)
Dairy heifers only start to produce a return on investment at first calving. The length of the nonproductive rearing period is largely governed by farmer decisions on plane of nutrition and reproduction management. Primary ...
A study of dairy heifer rearing practices from birth to weaning and their associated costs on UK dairy farms
(Scientific Research Publishing, 2015-04-10)
There are many inputs into the dairy replacement herd which impact not only on the cost of rearing heifers from birth to first calving, but also on their future longevity and production potential. This study determined the ...
Analysis of the management and costs associated with rearing pregnant dairy heifers in the UK from conception to calving
(Scientific Research Publishing, 2015-10-16)
Good management of the pregnant heifer is crucial to ensure that she is well grown and healthy and calves down easily before joining the milking herd. This study collected primary data on all aspects of heifer management ...
Preferential sites for intramolecular glucosepane cross-link formation in type I collagen: A thermodynamic study
The extracellular matrix (ECM) undergoes progressive age-related stiffening and loss of proteolytic digestibility due to an increase in concentration of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The most abundant AGE, ...
INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK FOR ENHANCING EARTHQUAKE RISK MITIGATION DECISIONS
(Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
The increasing scale of losses from earthquake disasters has reinforced the need for property owners to become proactive in seismic risk reduction programs. However, despite advancement in seismic design methods and ...
Formation of nano-fibrils from the A, B and C variants of bovine beta-lactoglobulin
(ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2015-02-01)
The deconstruction of pectic rhamnogalacturonan I unmasks the occurrence of a novel arabinogalactan oligosaccharide epitope
(Oxford University Press (OUP), 2015-11-01)
Rhamnogalacturonan I (RGI) is a pectic polysaccharide composed of a backbone of alternating rhamnose and galacturonic acid residues with side chains containing galactose and/or arabinose residues. The structure of these ...
Monoclonal antibodies indicate low-abundance links between heteroxylan and other glycans of plant cell walls
(Springer Verlag, 2015-07-25)
Plant cell walls are complex composites of structurally distinct glycans that are poorly understood in terms of both in muro inter-linkages and developmental functions. Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) are versatile tools that ...
Comparative in situ analyses of cell wall matrix polysaccharide dynamics in developing rice and wheat grain
(Springer Verlag, 2015-03-01)
Cell wall polysaccharides of wheat and rice endosperm are an important source of dietary fibre. Monoclonal antibodies specific to cell wall polysaccharides were used to determine polysaccharide dynamics during the development ...