Heritage Genetics

Peer Reviewed Publications

Nyamuryekung’e, S., Cibils, A.F., Estell, R.E., VanLeeuwen, D., Steele, C., Estrada, O.R., Almeida, F.A.R., González, A.L., Spiegal, S., 2019. Do Young Calves Influence Movement Patterns of Nursing Raramuri Criollo Cows on Rangeland? Rangeland Ecology & Management.

Spiegal, S., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., James, D.K., Peinetti, H.R., Browning, D.M., Romig, K.B., Gonzalez, A.L., Lyons, A.J., Bestelmeyer, B.T., 2019. Seasonal Divergence of Landscape Use by Heritage and Conventional Cattle on Desert Rangeland. Rangeland Ecology & Management 72, 590–601.

Nyamurekung’e, S., Cibils, A.F., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L. 2016. Use of an unmanned aerial vehicle-mounted video camera to assess feeding behavior of Raramuri Criollo cows. Rangeland Ecology and Management 69, 386-389.

Anderson, D.M., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Cibils, A.F., Torell, L.A., 2015. Criollo cattle: heritage genetics for arid landscapes. Rangelands 37, 62–67.

Estell, R.E., Havstad, K.M., Cibils, A.F., Fredrickson, E.L., Anderson, D.M., Schrader, T.S., James, D.K., 2012. Increasing shrub use by livestock in a world with less grass. Rangeland Ecology & Management 65, 553–562.

Peinetti, H.R., Fredrickson, E.L., Peters, D.P., Cibils, A.F., Roacho-Estrada, J.O., Laliberte, A.S., 2011. Foraging behavior of heritage versus recently introduced herbivores on desert landscapes of the American Southwest. Ecosphere 2, 1-14.

Theses & Dissertations

McIntosh, M. 2018. Weight gain and behavior of Criollo vs crossbred steers developed on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland. MS Thesis. New Mexico State University, 78 p.

Nyamuryekung’e, S. 2017. Feeding and maternal behavior of Raramuri Criollo cows. MS Thesis. New Mexico State University, 53 p.

Roacho Estrada, J.O., 2008. Uso de hábitat por ganado Criollo Mexicano vs. ganado Europeo en ambientes de Nuevo Mexico y Chihuahua. (MS Thesis). Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua.

Koppa, J. 2007. A spatial and temporal analysis of two distinct biological breeds of cattle. Thesis (M.A.G.), New Mexico State University, 82p.

Conference Abstracts

Cibils, A.F., Estell, R.E, Gonzalez, A.L., Spiegal, S., Nyamuryekung’e, S. McIntosh, M.M., 2019. El rol del bovino Criollo Rarámuri como herramienta de adaptación al cambio climático en los desiertos del SO de los EE.UU. XII Simposio Internacional de Recursos Geneticos para las Americas y el Caribe. Dec. 8-11, Rocha, Uruguay.

Nyamuryekunge, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R., Gonzalez, A., McIntosh, M., Spiegal, S., Continanza, F., 2019. Movement and cow-calf proximity patterns of Raramuri Criollo Vs. Angus-crossbred nursing cows grazing Chihuahuan Desert rangeland in summer. 72nd Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, Feb. 10-13, Minneapolis, MN.

Spiegal, S., Estell, R., Cibils, A., Gonzalez, A., McIntosh, M., Nyamuryekung’e, S., Bestelmeyer, B., 2018. Can heritage cattle protect ecosystems and economies in the changing rangelands of the western United States? Ecological Society of America 102nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Spiegal, S., Nyamuryekung’e, S., Estell, R., Cibils, A., James, D., Gonzalez, A., McIntosh, M., 2018. Diet selection by Raramuri Criollo and Angus crossbreds in the Chihuahuan Desert. J. Anim. Sci Vol. 96, Suppl. S3. P. 224.

Cibils, A.F. 2018. Uso de ganado adaptado al ambiente para conciliar metas de producción y conservación del pastizal natural. Resúmenes VIII Congreso Nacional y IV Congreso del Mercosur de Pastizales Naturales. Chamical, La Rioja, Argentina, May 15-17, p. 125-6.

McIntosh, M., Cibils, A.F., Estell, R.E., Soto Navarro, S.A., Gonzalez, A.L., Nyamuryekung’e, S., Spiegal, S., 2018. Weight gain and behavior of Raramuri Criollo versus Corriente steers developed on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland. Abstract Proceedings of the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management. Jan. 28–Feb. 2, Sparks, NV.

Spiegal, S., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., Nyamurekung’e, S., McIntosh, M., González, A.L., 2017. Landscape distribution of desert cattle: Effects of diet and vegetation type. Presented at the Ecological Society of America 101st Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.

Spiegal, S., Nyamuryekung'e, S., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., McIntosh, M.M., Gonzalez, A.L., James, D.K., 2017. Comparison of diet selection by Raramuri Criollo and Angus crossbreeds in the Chihuahuan Desert. Journal of Animal Science 95, Supplement 4:142.

Nyamuryekung’e, S., Cibils, A.F., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Cano, D.E., Spiegal, S., 2017. Behavior of Raramuri Criollo vs. Angus crossbred cows in relation to desert summer ambient heat conditions.70th Annual Meeting of the Society For Range Management, Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2017, St. George, UT.

McIntosh, M.M., Cibils, A.F., Estell, R.E., Soto-Navarro, S.A., Gonzalez, A.L., Nyamuryekunge, S., Spiegal, S., 2017. Weight gain and behavior of Raramuri Criollo vs. crossbred steers developed on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland. 70th Annual Meeting of the Society For Range Management, Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2017, St. George, UT.

Diaz, J., Torell, L.A., Gonzalez, A., Estell, R., Cibils, A., Anderson, D.M., 2015. The Economics of Raramuri Criollo (RC) Versus British Crossbred Cattle Production in the Chihuahuan Desert. 68th Annual Society for Range Management Meeting. Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2015. Sacramento, CA.