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

Kristy Hill-Campbell
Extension Dairy Specialist

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

Peter Downs Krawczel
Assistant Professor
Behavior and Welfare of Dairy Cows



Researchers Win $1.8M USDA Grant to Study Organic Dairy Production, 11/6/2015

UTIA Dairy Scientist Selected as Fulbright Scholar, 9/29/2014


5 mentions

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.

5 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.

3 mentions

Little River Facility 
Its long been an issue in farming how can we be productive in agriculture and still protect the environment? UT Ag-Research has a new facility dedicated to that cause.


Recent Publications

Antimicrobial Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Dairy Cows and Genetic Diversity of Resistant Isolates.  Abdi, R, B. E. Gillespie, J. Vaughn, C. Merill, S. I. Headrick, D. Ensermu, D. H. D'Souza, R. A. Almeida, S. P. Oliver, G. Agga, and O. Kerro Dego.  2018.  Foodborne Pathogens and Disease.

Farm Business and Operator Variables Associated with Bulk Tank Somatic Cell Count from Dairy Herds in the Southeastern United States DeLong, K. L., D. M. Lambert, S. M. Schexnayder, P. D. Krawczel, J. M. Fly, L. Garkovich, and S. P. Oliver.  2017.  Journal of Dairy Science, 100(11):9298-9310.

A Tennessee Milk Plant as a Possible Way of Growing the Tennessee Dairy Industry.  Hughes, D. W., A. P. Griffith, D. Mendez, R. W. Holland, and K. Ferguson.  2017.  Journal of Agribusiness, 35(1):87-98.

Is sleep important for dairy cows?.  Kull, J, and P. D. Krawczel.  2017.  UT Extension Publication.

Short communication: A reproductive tract scoring system to manage fertility in dairy cows Young, C. D., F. N. Schrick, K. Pohler, A. M. Saxton, F. DiCroce, D. A. Roper, J. B. Wilkerson, and J. L. Edwards.  2017.  Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 100, Issue 7, July 2017, Pages 5922-5927.

Alternative approaches to improving the welfare of transition dairy cows and their calves: Use of exercise.  Black, R. A  2016.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Effect of prepartum physical activity on behavior and immune competence of non-lactating dairy cows.  Black, R. A., G. M. Pighetti, and P. D. Krawczel.  2016.  Journal of Dairy Science.

Short-term changes in stocking density did not alter meal characteristics of lactating Holstein dairy cattle.  Black, R. A., R. J. Grant, and P. D. Krawczel.  2016.  Journal of Dairy Science.

Utilizing behavioral monitoring to detect sickness or injury in dairy cows and calves.  Eberhart, N. L.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Behavioural changes in dairy steer calves infected with Mannheimia haemolytica.  Eberhart, N. L., J. M. Storer, J. M. Caldwell, A. M. Saxton, and P. D. Krawczel.  2016.  Proceedings.

Behavioral and physiological changes in dairy bull calves infected with Mannheimia haemolytica.  Eberhart, Nicole, J. Storer, J. M. Caldwell, A. M. Saxton, and P. D. Krawczel.  2016.  American Journal of Veterinary Research.

History of Milk Marketing Orders and Current Implications to Dairy Producers and Industry.  Griffith, A. P.  2016.  Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, PB 1843-A.