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Personnel

George F. Grandle
Associate Professor, Post retirement appointment
Livestock Production Systems

Frank David (David) Kirkpatrick
Professor
Beef Cattle Breeding

Tammy L. McKinley
Extension Specialist I

Perry K Pratt
Research Associate I
Beef Cattle

Justin Rhinehart
Assistant Professor
Beef Cattle

Michael John De Veth
Assistant Professor
Bioactive compound influence on dairy cattle

John Travis (Travis) Mulliniks
Assistant Professor
Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management

Jason Smith
Assistant Professor
Extension Beef Cattle Specialist

Groups and Facilities


4 mentions

UT Beef and Forage Center 
Facilitating research and communication to advance the Tennessee Beef and Forage industry.


Events

Plateau Center Announces Fall Cattle Sale, 11/20/2015

UT Plateau AgResearch Center to hold November cattle sale, 11/21/2014

Annual UT Plateau Center cattle sale, 11/22/2013

Spring beef cattle sale, 3/22/2013

Annual UT Plateau Center Cattle Sale, 11/16/2012

 

Video


24 mentions

Stocker Cattle 
Beef cattle farming is Tennessee’s top agricultural commodity. Some producers provide a valuable service by running “stocker” or “backgrounding” operations.



18 mentions

Cattle Sell-Off 
Some livestock barns are selling three and four times the usual number of cattle, but that’s not necessarily positive. Many producers have been forced to sell because of drought.



16 mentions

Beef Cattle 
Beef cattle farming is Tennessee’s number one farm commodity - and herd reproductive health is critical. UT’s Institute of Agriculture is working on research to boost cattle pregnancy rates.



14 mentions

Forage Research 
UT researchers are looking for the best forage for cattle to produce high quality beef. The goal is to grow hay for cattle in the hot, dry months of summer – when fields are usually barren.



14 mentions

Preventing Nitrate Toxicity in Cattle 
UT experts talk about the danger of nitrate toxicity and how you can prevent it on your farm.



7 mentions

Cattle Facility 
Beef cattle farming is Tennessee's top agricultural commodity - generating nearly 600 million dollars each year.



6 mentions

Drought 
It's been a challenging year for Tennessee agriculture, with hot, dry weather coming at a time when crops needed better growing conditions.



6 mentions

Tennessee AgrAbility 
Living with a disability can be challenging, but imagine the difficulty if you’re a farmer. Now there’s a program to help disabled producers with their equipment, farm management, and overall outlook.



4 mentions

Heifer Development 
Tennessee's beef producers are looking to turn dropping cattle numbers around with a new focus on cattle reproduction.



2 mentions

Livestock Research 
It's a problem for Tennessee farmers who produce our top commodity -- beef cattle. Insects such as flies cause serious health problems for their animals, and reduce product quality for consumers.



2 mentions

Hay Auction 
As fall approaches, Tennessee farmers must stock up on hay to feed their cattle through the winter. But sometimes a year of iffy rainfall may force animal owners to look beyond their farms for forage.



2 mentions

Native Grasslands 
Native grasses make up an important contribution to overall forage production and UTIA is working to help this critical part of our state's cattle industry and Ag economy.



2 mentions

Switchgrass Forage 
Experts with UT's Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and environmentally friendly.



2 mentions

Mastitis Research 
Dairy farmers face many challenges – including a disease that threatens their cattle and the quality of their milk. AgResearch and Extension team up with producers to fight this problem.



2 mentions

Drought 
Tennessee is having one of its driest years ever. The National Drought Mitigation Center reports the entire state is experiencing moderate to severe drought.



2 mentions

Quonset Barn 
Most barns are square or rectangular, painted red, and with a loft to store hay. But now some Tennessee farmers are looking at a more-modern day barn built to last a long time.



1 mention

Food vs. Fuel 
UT Ag Researchers are studying what could be a compromise between food and fuel.



1 mention

Hatcher Family Dairy 
Tennessee has lost roughly half its dairy farms in the past decade. But one family wants to keep its centuries-old operation going, and is adapting new production plans to sell their dairy products.


 

Recent Publications

Influence of post-weaning management system during the finishing phase on grasslands or feedlot on aiming to improvement of the beef cattle production. Agricultural Systems Barbero, R. P., E. B. Malheiros, R. N. Oakes, J. T. Mulliniks, L. M. Deviatti, J. F. W. Koscheck, E. P. Romanzini, A. C. Ferrari, D. M. Renesto, T. T. Berchielli, A. C. Ruggieri, and R. A. Reis.  2017.  Agricultural Systems.

Using Pregnancy-Associate Glycoprotein (PAG) on Day 24 As Marker for Pregnancy on Beef Cattle.  Dantas, F. G., K. E. Zechiel, S. T. Reese, G. A. Franco, J. Rhinehart, and K. Pohler.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science, Southern Section Meetings, Franklin, TN.

Analysis of the gut bacterial communities in beef cattle and their association with feed intake, growth, and efficiency Myer, P., J. E. Wells, T. P. L. Smith, L. A. Kuehn, and H. C. Freetly.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science.

2016-17 TAEP Cattle Genetics Program Betzleberger,R, and F. D. Kirkpatrick.  2016.  Tennesse Department of Agriculture.

Host animal genetic influence in rumen microbial community establishment in cows.  Clemmons, B. A., J. T. Mulliniks, D. R. Donohoe, and P. Myer.  2016.  UT Beef and Forage Center Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UT Beef and Forage Center Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting. Knoxville, TN.

Effect of preovulatory follicle maturity on pregnancy establishment in cattle: the role of oocyte competence and maternal environment.  Dickinson, S. E., T. W. Geary, J. M. Monning, K. Pohler, J. A. Green, and M. F. Smith.  2016.  Animal Reproduction.

Considerations to Remain Profitable when Cattle Prices Decline.  Griffith, A. P.  2016.  Tennessee Farm Bureau News.

Cattle Making their Way Back to Pasture.  Griffith, A. P.  2016.  Tennessee Farm Bureau News.

Cattle Prices: The Difference a Year Makes.  Griffith, A. P.  2016.  Tennessee Cattle Business.

Cattle Inventory: Beef Herd Growing at a Rapid Pace, but It will Slow.  Griffith, A. P.  2016.  Tennessee Cattle Business.

Cattle Prices: Then, Now, and Tomorrow.  Griffith, A. P.  2016.  Tennessee Farm Bureau News.

Drought Considerations for the Cattle Herd.  Griffith, A. P.  2016.  Tennessee Cattle Business.