Cow Research


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Personnel

Peter Downs Krawczel
Assistant Professor
Behavior and Welfare of Dairy Cows

Megan L. Leffew
Extension Specialist II
Marketing Specialist

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

Events

Fall Heifer & Cow Online Auction, 11/5/2019

Fall Heifer & Cow Sale, 11/30/2018

Cows, Fire, Biofuel and Wildlife, 3/11/2015

 

News

Highlights from the Field - October 2019, 11/24/2019

2019 AgResearch Director’s Awards, 11/5/2019

Israeli and UTIA Scientists Receive Grant to Study Bovine Mastitis in Dairy Cows, 2/18/2019

The Hat, 1/17/2019

Willingness to Adopt Biosecurity Measures to Combat Foreign Animal Disease Outbreaks, 10/31/2018

2017 Director's Awards Recipients Announced, 1/18/2018

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

Beef Heifer Development Center–One Year Later, 12/29/2016

2016 Director's Awards Recipients Announced, 12/22/2016

Video


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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.



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


 

Recent Publications

Staphylococcal and Streptococcal mastitis in dairy cows.  Kerro Dego, O.  2020.  Bovine Medicine.

Uterine and vaginal bacteria and cytokine profiles prior to artificial insemination between resulting pregnant and open postpartum beef cows.  Poole, R. K., T. B. Ault, P. Myer, and K. G. Pohler.  2020.  ASAS Southern Section Annual Meeting, Chattanooga, TN.

Antimicrobial activity of Persicaria pensylvanica extract against Staphylococcus aureus Abdi, R. D., and O. Kerro Dego.  2019.  European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 29, August 2019. [Abstract]

Uterine and vaginal bacterial community diversity prior to artificial insemination between pregnant and non-pregnant postpartum cows Ault, T. B., B. A. Clemmons, S. T. Reese, F. G. Dantas, G. A. Franco, T. P. L. Smith, J. L. Edwards, P. Myer, and K. G. Pohler.  2019.  Journal of Animal Science, 97(10):4298-4304.

Bacterial communities of the uterus and vagina between resulting pregnant and non-pregnant postpartum beef cows Ault, T. B., B. A. Clemmons, S. T. Reese, F. G. Dantas, L. Schneider, T. P. L. Smith, J. L. Edwards, and P. Myer.  2019.  Journal of Animal Science, 97(Supplement 2)49. ASAS Midwest Annual Meeting. Omaha, NE.

87 Bacterial communities of the uterus and vagina between resulting pregnant and non-pregnant postpartum beef cows Ault, T., B. Clemmons, S. Reese, G. A. Franco, F. G. Dantas, L. Schneider, T. P. L. Smith, J. L. Edwards, P. Myer, and K. G. Pohler.  2019.  Journal of Animal Science.

Rumen-protected lysine supplementation increased milk production in dairy cows fed a lysine-deficient diet Bailey, H. R., et al., and A. Rius.  2019.  Applied Animal Science.

Mammary gland amino acid flux for lactating dairy cows in response to hyperinsulinemia and dietary protein Bompadre, T. F. L., L. M. Campos, A. Rius, et al.,, and M. D. Hanigan.  2019.  Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition EAAP Scientific Series, Volume 138.

Seasonal Prices for Tennessee Feeder Cattle and Cows.  Bowling, R. G.  2019.  The University of Tennessee Extension Publications, D39 February 2019.

Reproductive Failure’s Impact on Beef Cow Profitability.  Boyer, C., A. P. Griffith, and K. L. DeLong.  2019.  Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Determining the Optimal Start-up Strategy for a Cow-Calf Producer to Maximize Long-Term Profitability and Minimize Risk Bruhin, J.  2019.  M.S. Thesis. University of Tennessee, 2019. [Abstract]

Determining Optimal Start-Up Strategy for a Cow-Calf Producer to Maximize Long-Term Profitability and Minimize Risk.  Bruhin, J., C. Trejo-Pech, C. Boyer, and S. A. Smith.  2019.  Southern Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting, Birmingham, AL. February 2-5, 2019.