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Refereed Articles

Bjorklund, E.A., B.J. Heins, A. DiCostanzo, and H. Chester-Jones. 2014. Fatty acid profiles, meat quality, and sensory attributes of organic versus conventional dairy-beef steers. J. Dairy Sci. 97 (3):1828-1834.

Bjorklund, E.A., B.J. Heins, A. DiCostanzo, and H. Chester-Jones. 2014. Growth, carcass characteristics, and profitability of organic versus conventional dairy-beef steers. J. Dairy Sci. 97 (3):1817-1827.

Hazel, A.R., B.J. Heins, A.J. Seykora, and L.B. Hansen. 2014. Production, fertility, survival, and body measurements of Montbeliarde-sired crossbreds compared with pure Holsteins during their first 5 lactations. J. Dairy Sci: 97: DOI: 10.3168/jds.2013-7063, published online Feb. 3, 2014.

Bjorklund, E.A., B.J. Heins, and H. Chester-Jones. 2013. Whole milk feeding duration, calf growth, and profitability of group-fed calves in an organic production system. J. Dairy Sci. 96:7363-7370.

Hazel, A.R., B.J. Heins, A.J. Seykora, and L.B. Hansen. 2013. Montbéliarde-sired crossbreds compared with pure Holsteins for dry matter intake, production, and body traits during the first 150 days of first lactation. J. Dairy Sci. 96:1915-1923.

Becker, J.C., B.J. Heins, and L.B. Hansen. 2012. Costs for health care of Holstein cows selected for large versus small body size. J. Dairy Sci. 95:5384-5392.

Heins, B.J. and L.B. Hansen. 2012. Short communication: Fertility, somatic cell score, and production of Normande × Holstein, Montbeliarde × Holstein, and Scandinavian Red × Holstein crossbreds versus pure Holsteins during their first five lactations. J. Dairy Sci. 95:918-924.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A. De Vries. 2012. Survival, lifetime production, and profitability of Normande × Holstein, Montbeliarde × Holstein, and Scandinavian Red × Holstein crossbreds versus pure Holsteins. J. Dairy Sci. 95:1011-1021.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, A.R. Hazel, A.J. Seykora, D.G. Johnson, and J.G. Linn. 2012. Short communication: Jersey × Holstein crossbreds compared with pure Holsteins for body weight, body condition score, fertility, and survival during the first three lactations. J Dairy Sci. 95:4130-4125.

Blöttner, S., B.J. Heins, M. Wensch-Dorendorf, L.B. Hansen, and H.H. Swalve. 2011. Brown Swiss x Holstein crossbreds compared to pure Holsteins for calving traits, body weight, backfat thickness, fertility, and body measurements. J. Dairy Sci. 94:1058-1068.

Blöttner, S., B.J. Heins, M. Wensch-Dorendorf, L.B. Hansen, and H.H. Swalve. 2011. Short communication: A comparison between purebred Holstein and Brown Swiss × Holstein cows for milk production, somatic cell score, milking speed, and udder measurements in the first 3 lactations. J. Dairy Sci. 94:5212-5216.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, A.J. Seykora, A.R. Hazel, D.G. Johnson, and J.G. Linn. 2011. Jersey × Holstein crossbreds compared with pure Holsteins for production, mastitis, and body measurements during the first 3 lactations. J. Dairy Sci. 94:501-506.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, A.R. Hazel, A.J. Seykora, D.G. Johnson, and J.G. Linn. 2010. Birth traits of pure Holstein calves versus Montbeliarde-sired crossbred calves. J. Dairy Sci. 93:2293-2299.

Attalla, S.A., A.J. Seykora, J.B. Cole, and B.J. Heins. 2010. Genetic parameters of milk ELISA scores for Johne’s disease. J. Dairy Sci. 93(4):1729-1735.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, A.J. Seykora, A.R. Hazel, D.G. Johnson, and J.G. Linn. 2008. Crossbreds of Jersey × Holstein compared with pure Holsteins for body weight, body condition score, dry matter intake, and feed efficiency during the first one hundred fifty days of first lactation. J. Dairy Sci. 91:3716-3722.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, A.J. Seykora, D.G. Johnson, J.G. Linn, J.E. Romano, and A.R. Hazel. 2008. Crossbreds of Jersey × Holstein compared with pure Holsteins for production, fertility, and body and udder measurements during first lactation. J. Dairy Sci. 91:1270-1278.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2006. Calving difficulty and stillbirths of Pure Holsteins versus crossbreds of Holstein with Normande, Montbéliarde, and Scandinavian Red. J. Dairy Sci. 89:2805-2810.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2006. Fertility and survival of pure Holsteins versus crossbreds of Holstein with Normande, Montbéliarde, and Scandinavian Red. J. Dairy Sci. 89:4944-4951.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2006. Production of pure Holsteins versus crossbreds of Holstein with Normande, Montbéliarde, and Scandinavian Red. J. Dairy Sci. 89:2799-2804.

Reneau, J.K., A.J. Seykora, B.J. Heins, M.I. Endres, R.J. Farnsworth, and R.F. Bey. 2005. Association between hygiene scores and somatic cell scores in dairy cattle. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. 227:1297-1301.

Invited Papers, Conference Proceedings, Research Reports

Heins, B.J. 2013. Feeding the organic dairy herd during 2013 and beyond. Proc. Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conf., Dubuque, IA, June 12-13, 2013, pp. 44-50.

Heins, B.J. 2013. Organic dairy cattle management and nutrition. Proc. 74th Minnesota Nutrition Conf., Prior Lake, MN, Sep. 17-18, 2013, pp. 178-179.

Heins, B.J. and J.C. Paulson. 2013. Estimating pasture forage mass for pasture-based dairy production systems with precision dairy technology. Proc. Precision Dairy Conf. and Expo, Rochester, MN, June 26-27, 2013, pp. 139-140.

Becker, J., B. Heins, and L.B. Hansen. 2012. Costs for health care of Holstein cows selected for large of small body size. Proc. University of Minnesota Virtual Dairy Days. March 7, 2012. pp. 32-33.

Heins, B. 2012. Development and challenges of the organic dairy industry. Proc. 2012 Minnesota Dairy Health Conf., Bloomington, MN. May 23-24, 2012. pp. 89-100.

Heins, B.J. 2012. Group feeding calves for low-input dairy systems. Proc. University of Minnesota Virtual Dairy Days. March 7, 2012. pp. 27-28.

Heins, B.J. 2012. Nutrition for grazing dairy cattle in Minnesota. Proc. 73rd Minnesota Nutrition Conf., Owatonna, MN. Sep. 18-19, 2012. pp. 33-34.

Heins, B. 2012. Pasture and grazing management. Proc. 2012 Minnesota Dairy Health Conf., Bloomington, MN. May 23-24, 2012. pp. 76-87.

Boody, G., A. Jaradat, J. Westra, P. Wymar, D. Johnson, B. Heins, S. Chintawar, K. Olson., T. VanDerPol, and J. Ahlers-Ness. 2011. The Chippewa 10% Project: Making needed ecosystem services pay in an agricultural watershed. Soil and Water Conservation Society Mtg., Washington, DC. July 17-20, 2011. p. 25.

Hazel, A., L. Hansen, B. Heins, A. Seykora, and J. Linn. 2011. Montbeliarde-sired crossbreds compared to pure Holsteins for body size, dry matter intake, and profit during the first 150 days of first lactation. Proc. 72nd Minnesota Nutrition Conf., Owatonna, MN. Sep. 20-21, 2011. pp. 69-70.

Heins, B. 2011. Crossbreeding dairy cattle for improved milk production on pasture. Proc. 2011 Video Conference: Grazing Research for Minnesota’s Future. Dec. 8, 2011. pp. 25-32.

Heins, B.J. 2011. Group feeding calves for an organic production system. Proc. 72nd Minnesota Nutrition Conference. Owatonna, MN. Sep. 20-21, 2011. pp. 74-75.

Heins, B.J. 2010. Impact of crossbreeding on profitability of dairying. Proc. 71st Minnesota Nutrition Conf., Owatonna, MN. Sep. 21-22, 2010. pp. 46-47.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2010. Survival, fertility, and production of Normande x Holstein, Montbeliarde x Holstein, and Scandinavian Red x Holstein crossbreds cows compared to pure Holstein cows. 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Leipzig, Germany. Communication 843.

Hansen, L. and B. Heins. 2009. Crossbreeding in dairy cattle. Proc. 2009 Minnesota Dairy Health Conf., St. Paul, MN. May 17-19, 2009. pp. 58-72.

Hansen, L.B. and B.J. Heins. 2008. Genetics is crucial for fertility of high-producing dairy cows: The ABC’s of purebreeding and crossbreeding. Proc. 3rd Annual I-29 Dairy Conf. “Breed for Success”. pp. 43-58.

Heins, B.J. and L.B. Hansen. 2008. Survival of crossbreds versus pure Holsteins from calving to first observation for milk recording and during the first 305 days of first lactation. University of Minnesota Report on Research. 2 pages. Online version.

Heins, B.J. 2007. Impact of an old technology on profitable dairying in the 21st century. 4th Biennial W.E. Peterson Symposium, Crossbreeding of Dairy Cattle: The Science and the Impact, St. Paul, MN. April 2, 2007. pp. 7-19.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2007. The California experience of mating Holstein cows to A.I. sires from the Swedish Red, Norwegian Red, Montbeliarde, and Normande breeds (updated July 2007). University of Minnesota Report on Research. pp. 1-18. Online version.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2007. The California experience of mating Holstein cows to A.I. sires from the Swedish Red, Norwegian Red, Montbeliarde, and Normande breeds. Proc. 2007 North Dakota Extension Dairy Cow College. pp. 1-18.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2006. Fertility and survival during first lactation of crossbred dairy cows sired by bulls from Swedish, Norwegian, and French Red breeds compared to pure Holstein cows. 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. Aug. 2006.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2006. Results from mating Holstein cows to sires from Normande, Montbéliarde, and Scandinavian Red breeds. 2006 Svensk Avel Distributors Conference, Skara, Sweden, Sep. 1-11, 2006.

Hansen, L.B., B.J. Heins, and A.J. Seykora. 2005. The California experience with crossbreeding Holsteins with A.I. sire from Scandinavia and France. 2005 G.A. Conf., Australia. pp. 1-18.

Hansen, L.B., B.J. Heins, and A.J. Seykora. 2005. Crossbreeding trials in California. 2005 International Red Cow Conf., South Africa. pp. 1-11.

Hansen, L.B., B.J. Heins, and A.J. Seykora. 2005. Crossbreeding: Why the interest? What to expect? Proc. 2005 Florida Dairy Production Conf. pp. 14-20.

Hansen, L.B., B.J. Heins, and A.J. Seykora. 2005. Crossbreeding: Why the interest? What to expect? Proc. Four-State Dairy Management Conf. pp. 1-18.

Hansen, L.B., B.J. Heins, and A.J. Seykora. 2005. Is Crossbreeding the answer for reproductive problems of dairy cattle? Proc. Southwest Nutrition Conf. pp. 113-118.

Hansen, L.B., B.J. Heins, and A.J. Seykora. 2004. Crossbreeding - International experience. Proc. 2004 Teagasc National Dairy Conf., Ireland. pp. 100-106.

Heins, B.J., D.G. Johnson, J.G. Linn, W.P. Hansen, A.J. Seykora, and L.B. Hansen. 2004. Crossbreeding at the University of Minnesota. Proc. 2004 Minnesota Dairy Days. pp. 32-34.

Hansen, L.B., B.J. Heins, and A.J. Seykora. 2003. Comparison of Normande-Holstein crossbreds with pure Holsteins and Normande-Jersey crossbreds with pure Jerseys during first lactation. International Normande Conf., Paris, France. pp. 1-8.

Reneau, J.K., A.J. Seykora, B.J. Heins, R.F Bey, and R.J. Farnsworth. 2003. Relationship of cow hygiene scores and SCC. Proc. 2003 Minnesota Dairy Days. pp. 52-53.

Reneau, J.K., A.J. Seykora, B.J. Heins, R.F Bey, and R.J. Farnsworth. 2003. Relationship of cow hygiene scores and SCC. Proc. National Mastitis Council Annual Mtg., Technology Transfer Session. Feb. 2003. p. 362.

Seykora, A.J. and B.J. Heins. 2003. Limiting factors for more profitable dairy cows in the United States. Proc. of the National Dairy Genetics Workshop honoring Dr. Ben McDaniel, Raleigh, NC. Oct. 20-21, 2003. pp. 45-49.

Extension Publications

Heins, B. 2013. Estimating pasture forage mass for pasture-based dairies. July 27, 2013.
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/dairy/grazing-systems/estimating-pasture-forage-mass-for-pasture-based-dairies/index.html

Heins, B. 2013. Innovative renewable energy generation and storage for dairy farms. Sep. 28, 2013.
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/dairy/facilities/innovative-renewable-energy-generation-and-storage/index.html

Heins, B. 2013. Supplementation for the grazing cow. Dec. 7, 2013.
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/dairy/organic/supplementation-for-the-grazing-cow/index.html

Heins, B. and E. Bjorklund. 2013. Feeding dairy steers on pasture, grain or no-grain? Feb. 9, 2013.
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/dairy/organic/feeding-dairy-steers-on-pasture/index.html

Becker, J., B. Heins, and L. Hansen. 2012. Costs for health care of Holstein cows selected for small or large body size. Nov. 24, 2012.
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/dairy/health-and-comfort/costs-for-health-care-of-holstein-cows-selected-for-large-or-small-body-size/.

Heins, B. 2012. Fly management for organic dairies. May 26, 2012.
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/dairy/organic/fly-management-for-organic-dairies/index.html

Heins, B. 2012. Is dairy grazing for you? Aug. 25, 2012.
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/dairy/grazing-systems/is-dairy-grazing-for-you/index.html

Heins, B. 2012. You can group feed calves once per day? Feb. 25, 2012.
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/dairy/calves-and-heifers/you-can-group-feed-calves-once-per-day/index.html

Hazel, A. and B. Heins. 2011. Track difficult calving to gain profit. Jan. 15, 2011.
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/dairy/reproduction-and-genetics/track-difficult-calving-to-gain-profit/index.html

Heins, B. 2011. Profitability of organic farming. Sep. 10, 2011.
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/dairy/organic/profitability-of-organic-dairy-farming/index.html

Heins, B. 2011. Reducing grain inputs improves profit for organic dairy. March 12, 2011.
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/dairy/organic/reducing-grain-inputs-improves-profit-for-organic-dairy/index.html

Heins, B. 2011. Somatic cell count challenges for WCROC organic farm. June 6, 2011.
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/dairy/organic/somatic-cell-count-challenges-for-wcroc-organic-dairy-farm/

Heins, B. 2011. Survival and profitability from the California crossbreeding trials. Nov. 26, 2011.
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/dairy/reproduction-and-genetics/survival-and-profitability/

Heins, B. 2010. New Leadership and Research Initiatives at WCROC. Dec. 11, 2010.
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/dairy/organic/new-leadership-and-research-initiatives-at-WCROC/

Heins, B., A. Hazel, and L. Hansen. 2010. Update on crossbreeding with Jersey sires. Jan. 16, 2010.
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/dairy/reproduction-and-genetics/crossbreeding-with-jersey-sires-update/

Abstracts

Bjorklund, E.A. and B.J. Heins. 2013. Comparison of growth of organically raised and conventionally raised dairy-beef steers. 2013 Midwest Organic Farming Conf. Program.

Bjorklund, E.A. and B.J. Heins. 2013. Fatty acid profiles, meat quality, and sensory attributes organic versus conventional dairy-beef. J. Dairy Sci. 96 (E-Suppl. 2):356.

Bjorklund, E.A. and B.J. Heins. 2013. Growth measurements, carcass characteristics, and profitability of organic versus conventional dairy-beef steers. J. Dairy Sci. 96 (E-Suppl. 2):356.

Hazel, A.R., B.J. Heins, and L.B. Hansen. 2013. Fertility, survival, and mortality of Montbeliarde-sired crossbreds compared to pure Holsteins in two research herds. J. Dairy Sci. 96 (E-Suppl. 2):469.

Hazel, A.R., B.J. Heins, and L.B. Hansen. 2013. Production traits of Montbeliarde-sired crossbreds compared to pure Holsteins in both high-input and low-input research herds. J. Dairy Sci. 96 (E-Suppl. 2):469.

Heins, B.J., J.C. Paulson, M.I. Endres, and R.D. Moon. 2013. Effect of organic grain supplementation on pasture and total mixed ration, dry matter intake, and fatty acid profiles of organic dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 96 (E-Suppl. 2):662.

Heins, B.J., J.C. Paulson, M.I. Endres, and R.D. Moon. 2013. Effect of organic grain supplementation on production, body weight, body condition score, and profitability of organic dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 96 (E-Suppl. 2):662.

Michels, L.J., S. Godden, B. Heins, J. Lombard, and U.S. Sorge. 2013. Evaluation of udder health parameters of organic and conventional dairy herds in Minnesota. Amer. Assoc. of Bovine Practitioners Conf. Research Summary 3.

Moon, R.D., M.I. Endres, and B.J. Heins. 2013. Do grain supplements for grazing cattle affect face fly and horn fly populations? Entomological Soc. of America, Austin, TX. Nov. 10-13.

Schroth, S.L., B. Stromberg, B. Heins, J. Lombard, and U.S. Sorge. 2013. Comparison of gastrointestinal parasites and management practices on organic and conventional dairy herds in Minnesota. Amer. Assoc. of Bovine Practitioners Conf. Research Summary 3.

Bjorklund, E.A. and B.J. Heins. 2012. Comparison of growth of organically raised and conventionally raised dairy-beef steers. 2012 Midwest Organic Farming Conf. Program. p. 43.

Bjorklund, E.A. and B.J. Heins. 2012. Growth measurements of organically raised dairy steers compared with conventionally raised dairy steers. J. Dairy Sci. 95 (E-Suppl. 2):84.

Heins, B.J. 2012. An update: Responses of production and mastitis to selection for milk yield with a control population in a pasture production system. J. Dairy Sci. 95 (Suppl. 2):227.

Heins, B.J. and E.A. Bjorklund. 2012. Effect of feeding duration on growth, health, and economics of group-fed dairy calves in an organic production system. J. Dairy Sci. 95 (E-Suppl. 2):474.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, A.R. Hazel, J.C. Becker, and E.A. Bjorklund. 2012. Crossbreds of Holstein with Jersey and Montbeliarde compared to pure Holsteins for 305-d production and mastitis in a pasture production system. J. Dairy Sci. 95 (Suppl. 2):226.

Hazel, A.R., L.B. Hansen, B.J. Heins, and J.G. Linn. 2011. Montbeliarde-sired crossbred cows compared to pure Holstein cows for production, SCS, days open, and survival during their first three lactations. J. Dairy Sci. 94 (E-Suppl. 1):471.

Heins, B.J., D.G. Johnson, and E.A. Bjorklund. 2011. Effect of feeding duration on growth of group fed calves during transition to an organic production system. J. Dairy Sci. 94 (E-Suppl. 1):105.

Becker, J. C., B. J. Heins, G. D. Marx, and L. B. Hansen. 2010. Health treatment rates of Holstein cows selected for large versus small body size. J. Dairy Sci. 93 (E-Suppl. 1):798.

Hazel, A.R., L.B. Hansen, B.J. Heins, A.J. Seykora, D.G. Johnson, and J.G. Linn. 2010. Jersey-sired and Montbeliarde-sired crossbred heifers compared to pure Holstein heifers for survival and fertility from birth to first parturition. J. Dairy Sci. 93 (E-Suppl. 1):470.

Heins, B.J. and L.B. Hansen. 2010. Death rates, survival rates to 5th lactation, and profitability of Normande, Montbeliarde, and Scandinavian Red crossbreds compared to pure Holsteins. J. Dairy Sci. 93 (E-Suppl. 1):470.

Heins, B.J. and L.B. Hansen. 2010. Productivity over five lactations of Normande, Montbeliarde, and Scandinavian Red crossbreds compared to pure Holsteins in commercial dairies in California. J. Dairy Sci. 93 (E-Suppl. 1):470.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, A.R. Hazel, A.J. Seykora, D.G. Johnson, and J.G. Linn. 2010. Jersey x Holstein crossbred cows compared to pure Holstein cows for calving traits, production, fertility, survival, and udder measurements during the first three lactations. J. Dairy Sci. 93 (Suppl. 1):20.

Attalla, S.A., A.J. Seykora, J.B. Cole, and B.J. Heins. 2009. Estimation of genetic parameters and transmitting ability for Minnesota Johne’s milk ELISA test. J. Dairy Sci. 92 (Suppl. 1):20.

Bloettner, S., M. Wensch-Dorendorf, H.H. Swalve, J. Guehne, B.J. Heins, and L.B. Hansen. 2009. Brown Swiss x Holstein crossbreds compared to pure Holsteins for body weight, back fat thickness and udder measurements during the first two lactations. J. Dairy Sci. 92 (Suppl. 1):570.

Bloettner, S., M. Wensch-Dorendorf, H.H. Swalve, J. Guehne, B.J. Heins, and L.B. Hansen. 2009. Brown Swiss x Holstein crossbreds compared to pure Holsteins for production, SCS, milking speed, days to first breeding and days open. J. Dairy Sci. 92 (Suppl. 1):569.

Hazel, A.R., B.J. Heins, L.B. Hansen, A.J. Seykora, D.G. Johnson, and J.G. Linn. 2009. Montbeliarde-sired crossbred cows compared to pure Holstein cows for body weight, body condition score, hip height, dry matter intake, and production during the first 150 days of first lactation. J. Dairy Sci. 92 (Suppl. 1):568.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, A.R. Hazel, A.J. Seykora, D.G. Johnson, and J.G. Linn. 2009. Calving traits, gestation length, and birth weight of Montbeliarde sires mated to Holstein or Jersey x Holstein crossbreds. J. Dairy Sci. 92 (Suppl. 1):568.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, A.R. Hazel, A.J. Seykora, D.G. Johnson, and J.G. Linn. 2009. Jersey x Holstein crossbred cows compared to pure Holstein cows for fertility and survival during the first three lactations. J. Dairy Sci. 92 (Suppl. 1):567.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, A.R. Hazel, A.J. Seykora, D.G. Johnson, and J.G. Linn. 2009. Jersey x Holstein crossbred cows compared to pure Holstein cows for production, SCS, and udder measurements during the first three lactations. J. Dairy Sci. 92 (Suppl. 1):567.

Hazel, A.R., B.J. Heins, L.B. Hansen, A.J. Seykora, D.G. Johnson, J.G. Linn, and J.E. Romano. 2008. Montbeliarde-sired crossbred cows compared to pure Holstein cows for production, SCS, days open, and body condition score during their first two lactations. J. Dairy Sci. 91 (Suppl. 1):597.

Heins, B.J., A.R. Hazel, L.B. Hansen, A.J. Seykora, D.G. Johnson, J.G. Linn, and J.E. Romano. 2008. Jersey x Holstein crossbred cows compared to pure Holstein cows for production, SCS, days open, body condition score, and udder measurements during the first three lactations. J. Dairy Sci. 91 (Suppl. 1):598.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, A.J. Seykora, A.R. Hazel, J.G. Linn, and D.G. Johnson. 2007. Crossbreds of Jersey/Holstein compared to pure Holsteins for production, fertility, and udder traits during first lactation. J. Dairy Sci. 90 (Suppl. 1):420.

Johnson, D.G., B.J. Heins, L.B. Hansen, A.J. Seykora, and J.G. Linn. 2007. Body weight and condition score of four dairy genetic groups in summer or winter under low-input management. J. Dairy Sci. 90 (Suppl. 1):540.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2006. Crossbreds of Normande/ Holstein, Montbeliarde/ Holstein, and Scandinavian Red/ Holstein compared to pure Holsteins for 305-d production. J. Dairy Sci. 89 (Suppl. 1):252.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2006. Crossbreds of Normande/ Holstein, Montbeliarde/ Holstein, and Scandinavian Red/ Holstein compared to pure Holsteins for reproduction and survival. J. Dairy Sci. 89 (Suppl. 1):249.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, A.J. Seykora, A.R. Hazel, J.G. Linn, D.G. Johnson, and W.P. Hansen. 2006. Crossbreds of Jersey/Holstein compared to pure Holsteins for production, calving difficulty, stillbirths, and fertility. J. Dairy Sci. 89 (Suppl. 1):251.

Heins, B.J., A.R. Hazel, L.B. Hansen, A.J. Seykora, J.G. Linn, M.L. Raeth-Knight, and W.P. Hansen. 2006. Crossbreds of Jersey/Holstein compared to pure Holsteins for body weight, dry matter intake, feed efficiency, and body condition score. J. Dairy Sci. 89 (Suppl. 1):250.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2005. Crossbreds of Normande-Holstein, Montbeliarde-Holstein, and Scandinavian Red-Holstein compared to pure Holsteins for days to first breeding, first service conception rate, days open, and survival. J. Dairy Sci. 88 (Suppl. 1):97.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2005. Crossbreds of Normande-Holstein, Montbeliarde-Holstein, and Scandinavian Red-Holstein compared to pure Holsteins for dystocia and stillbirths. J. Dairy Sci. 88 (Suppl. 1):96.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2005. Crossbreds of Normande-Holstein, Montbeliarde-Holstein, and Scandinavian Red-Holstein compared to pure Holsteins for production during the first 150 days of first lactation. J. Dairy Sci. 88 (Suppl. 1):95.

Johnson, D., E. Ballinger, J. Linn, M. Rudstrom, L. Hansen, A. Seykora, and B. Heins. 2005. Evaluation of low input dairy farming systems by on-farm research, protyping, and simulation modeling with emphasis on grazing management, seasonal calving, crossbreeding and outwintering. J. Dairy Sci. 88 (Suppl. 1):15.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, A.J. Seykora. 2004. Comparison of first-parity Holstein, Normande-Holstein crossbred, Montbeliarde-Holstein crossbred and Scandinavian-Holstein crossbred cows for dystocia and stillbirths. J. Dairy Sci. 87 (Suppl. 1):524.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2004. Crossbreds of Normande-Holstein, Montbeliarde-Holstein, and Scandinavian-Holstein compared to Holsteins for production and SCS during the first 150 days of first lactation. J. Dairy Sci. 87 (Suppl. 1):41.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2004. Minnesota 4-H Gopher Dairy Camp: A youth learning experience. J. Dairy Sci. 87 (Suppl. 1):385.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2004. Normande-Holstein crossbreds versus Holsteins for conception, days open, calving interval and survival. J. Dairy Sci. 87 (Suppl. 1):535.

Seykora, A.J., B.J. Heins, L.B. Hansen, J.G. Linn, D.G. Johnson, and W.P. Hansen. 2004. Effect of Holstein females carrying Holstein versus Jersey sired calves on subsequent ME Milk, days open and involuntary culling. J. Dairy Sci. 87 (Suppl. 1):527.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2003. Comparison of first-parity Holstein, Holstein-Jersey crossbred, and Holstein-Normande crossbred cows for dystocia and stillbirths. J. Dairy Sci. 86 (Suppl. 1):514.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, and A.J. Seykora. 2003. Comparison of Holstein, Holstein-Jersey crossbred, and Holstein-Normande crossbred first-parity cows for milk, fat, and protein production and SCS during the first 150 days of lactation. J. Dairy Sci. 86 (Suppl. 1):157.

Heins, B.J., A.J. Seykora. L.B. Hansen, J.G. Linn, D.G. Johnson, and W.P. Hansen. 2003. Effect of mating Holstein females to Holstein versus Jersey AI sires on fertility, dystocia, calf weight, and retained placenta. J. Dairy Sci. 86 (Suppl. 1):515.

Raeth-Knight, M.L., J.G. Linn, D.G. Johnson, L.B. Hansen, A.J. Seykora, B.J. Heins, and R.M. Templeton. 2003. Performance of Holstein and Holstein-Jersey crossbred heifer calves from birth to 84 days of age. J. Dairy Sci. 86 (Suppl. 1):87

Reneau, J.K., A.J. Seykora, B.J. Heins, R.F. Bey, M.I. Endres, and R.J. Farnsworth. 2003. Relationship of cow hygiene scores and SCC. J. Dairy Sci. 86 (Suppl. 1):359.

Seykora, A.J. and B.J. Heins. 2002. Evaluating 4-H dairy animals for a combination of type and genetic value for Net Merit dollars. J. Dairy Sci. 85 (Suppl. 1):495.

Templeton, R.M., J.G. Linn, A.J. Seykora, and B.J. Heins. 2002. Comparison of Holstein and Holstein-Jersey crossbred heifer calves for body weight, hip height, and average daily gain from birth to 56 days of age. J. Dairy Sci. 85 (Suppl. 1):1634.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, A.J. Seykora, and G.D. Marx. 2001. Calving disorders of Holstein cows selected for large versus small body size. J. Dairy Sci. 84 (Suppl. 1):1018.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, A.J. Seykora, and G.D. Marx. 2000. Impact on body weight of divergent selection for body size. J. Dairy Sci. 78 (Suppl. 1):311.

Heins, B.J., L.B. Hansen, A.J. Seykora, and C.W. Wolfe. 1999. Comparison of Kinship Values calculated by the American Jersey Cattle Association and expected future inbreeding calculated by USDA. J. Dairy Sci. 82 (Suppl. 1):315.

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