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Personnel

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

Kristy Hill-Campbell
Extension Dairy Specialist
Dairy

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

Peter Downs Krawczel
Assistant Professor
Behavior and Welfare of Dairy Cows

 

News

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

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

Video


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

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.

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

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.

A Preliminary Review of Dairy Licensing, Inspection and Regulatory Oversight in Tennessee.  Holland, R. W., and F. Critzer.  2016.  PB 1843-B.

The Effect of Heat Stress and Essential Amino Acids on Production and Metabolism of Lactating Dairy Cattle.  Kassube, K.R.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

The effect of heat stress and jugular infusions of methionine, lysine and branched-chain amino acids in lactating dairy cattle.  Kassube, K.R., J. Kaufman, K. Pohler, and A. Rius.  2016.  J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 99 (suppl.1).

Effect of Varying Rumen Degradable and Undegradable Protein on Milk Production and Nitrogen Efficiency in Lactating Dairy Cows under Summer Conditions.  Kaufman, J.D.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Feeding low crude protein diets in lactating dairy cows during summer months: 1. Improvements in milk production and nitrogen utilization.  Kaufman, J.D., K. Kassube, and A. Rius.  2016.  J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 99 (suppl.1).

Feeding low crude protein diets in lactating dairy cows during summer months: 2. Improvements in energy metabolism.  Kaufman, J.D., K. Kassube, K. Pohler, and A. Rius.  2016.  J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 99 (suppl.1).

Identification of host bacterial factors Induced during experimental infection of dairy cows with Staphylococcus aureus.  Kerro Dego, O., P. A. Pacha-Becerra, B. E. Gillespie, and R. A. Almeida.  2016.  Proceedings of Comparative & Experimental Medicine and Public Health Research Symposium, p 6, May 23.

The Cost of Feeding Bred Dairy Heifers on Native Warm-Season Grasses and Harvested Feedstuffs Lowe II, J.K., C. Boyer, A. P. Griffith, J. C. Waller, G. E. Bates, P. D. Keyser, J. A. Larson, and E. D. Holcomb.  2016.  Journal of Dairy Science, 99:634-643.

OmniGen-AF reduces basal plasma cortisol as well as cortisol release to adrencocorticotropic hormone or corticotrophin releasing hormone and vasopressin in lactating dairy cows under thermoneutral or acute heat stress conditions.  McBride, M. L., N. C. Burdick Sanchez, J. A. Carroll, P. R. Broadway, X. O. Ortiz, J. L. Collier, D. McLean, J. Chapman, H. G. Kattesh, and R. J. Collier.  2016.  Journal of Animal Science, 94 (E-Suppl. 5):531-2.