NC2042: Management Systems to Improve the Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Dairy Enterprises.

(Multistate Research Project)

Status: Active

SAES-422 Reports



Aguerre, M. J., B. Duval, J. M. Powell, P. A. Vadas, and M. A. Wattiaux. 2019. Effects of feeding a quebracho-chestnut tannin extract on lactating cow performance and nitrogen utilization efficiency. J. Dairy Sci. In press.

Sun, F., M. J. Aguerre, and M. A. Wattiaux. 2019. Starch and dextrose at 2 levels of rumen degradable protein in iso-nitrogenous diets: Effects on lactation performance, ruminal parameters, methane emission, digestibility, and N balance of dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science. 102:1281-1293.

Klopp, R.N., T. M. Hill, F.X. Suarez-Mena, R.L. Schlotterbeck, and G.J. Lascano.2019. Effects of feeding different amounts of milk replacer on nutrient digestibility in Holstein calves to 2 months of age using different weaning transition strategies. J. Dairy Sci. J. Dairy Sci. 102:11040-11050.

Koch, L.E., T.C. Jenkins, W.J. Bridges, B. Koch, and G.J. Lascano. 2019. Changes in fermentation and animal performance during recovery from classical diet-induced milk fat depression utilizing corn with differing rates of starch degradability. J. Dairy Sci. 102:5079-5093.

Suarez-Mena, F.J., G.J. Lascano, S. Hussein, and A.J. Heinrichs. 2019. Effect of dry distillers grains with solubles and forage dietary concentration in precision-fed heifer diets: Mineral apparent absorption and retention. Appl. Anim. Sci. 35:169-176.

Abdulrahman A., Batistel F., Abdelmegeid, M., Lascano, G.J., Parys, C. , Helmbrecht,

A.,Trevisi, E., and J.J. Loor. 2018. Maternal supply of methionine during late-pregnancy enhances rate of Holstein calf development in utero and postnatal growth to a greater extent than colostrum source. J. Anim. Sci. Biotech. 9:83-95.

Kerwin, A. L., C. M. Ryan, B. M. Leno, M. Jakobsen, P. Theilgaard, D. M. Barbano, and T. R. Overton. 2019. Effects of feeding synthetic zeolite A during the prepartum period on serum mineral concentration, oxidant status, and performance of multiparous Holstein cows. J. Dairy Sci. 102:5191-5207.

Leal-Yepes, F. A., S. Mann, T. R. Overton, C. M. Ryan, L. S. Bristol, G. E. Granados, D. V. Nydam, and J. J. Wakshlag. 2019. Effect of rumen-protected branched-chain amino acid supplementation on production and energy-related metabolites during the first 35 days in milk in Holstein dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 102:5657-5672.

Silviera, P.A.S., W. R. Butler, S. E. LaCount, T. R. Overton, C. C. Barros, and A. Schneider. 2019. Polymorphisms in the anti-oxidant paraoxonase-1 (PON1) gene associated with fertility of postpartum dairy cows. Theriogenology. 125:302-309.

Yasui, T., R. M. Ehrhardt, G. R. Bowman, M. Vazquez-Anon, J. D. Richards, C. A. Atwell, and T. R. Overton. 2019. Effects of trace mineral amount and source on aspects of oxidative metabolism and responses to intramammary lipopolysaccharide challenge in midlactation dairy cows. ANIMAL. 13:1000-1008. doi: 10.1017/S1751731118002525

Mann, S., A. Sipka, F. A. Leal-Yepes, D. V. Nydam, T. R. Overton, and J. J. Wakshlag. 2018. Nutrient-sensing kinase signaling in bovine immune cells is altered during the postpartum nutrient deficit: A possible role in transition cow inflammatory response. J. Dairy Sci. 101:9360-9370.

Chahine, M., de Haro-Marti, M., Matuk, C, Aris, A., Campbell, J. and A. Bach. 2019. Effects of spray-dried plasma protein in diets of early lactation dairy cows on health, milking and reproductive performance. Animal Feed Science and Technology, Vol. 257.

Bouajila, A., Ammar, H., Chahine, M., Khouja. M., Hamdi, Z., Khechini, J., Zeidan, A., Salem, M., Ghorbel, A., and Lopez, S. 2019. Changes in phytase activity, phosphorus and phytate contents during grain germination of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) cultivars. Agroforest Syst,

Dalton, J. C., D. A. Moore, and M. Chahine. 2019. Genómica en humanos y animales: Un vasto panorama. Washington State University Veterinary Medicine Extension. Available at:

Dalton, J. C., D. A. Moore, and M. Chahine. 2019. La selección genómica ha cambiado la manera de seleccionar los toros en la ganadería lechera. Washington State University Veterinary Medicine Extension. Available at:

Pate, R.T., D.M. Paulus Compart, and F.C. Cardoso. (2018). Aluminosilicate clay improves production responses and reduces inflammation during an aflatoxin challenge in lactating Holstein cows. Journal of Dairy Science. 101:11421-11434.

Dhoblea, A.S., K.T. Ryan, P. Lahiria, M. Chenc, X. Panga, F. C. Cardoso, and K. D. Bhalerao (2019). Cytometric fingerprinting and machine learning (CFML): A novel label-free, objective method for routine mastitis screening. Comp. and Elect. In Agric. 162:505-513

Hollis, M.E., R.T. Pate, S. Mideros, G.M. Fellows, M. Akins, M.R. Murphy, and F.C. Cardoso. (2019). Foliar fungicide application effects on whole plant BMR and floury corn varieties, and whole plant corn silage composition. Animal Feed Science Technology.  In-Print

Costa, J.H.C.,† , Cantor, M.C.‡, and H.W. Neave. In press. Invited Review: Key animal welfare issues in commercially-raised dairy calves: social environment, nutrition, and painful procedures. J. Anim. Sci.

Quinn, J. ‡, D.T. Nolan, P.D. Krawczel, C.S. Petersson-Wolfe, G.M. Pighetti, A.E. Stone, S.H. Ward, J.M. Bewley, and Costa, J. H. C†. In press. Comparing dairy farm milk production, milk quality, and reproductive performance among United States regions using summer to winter ratios. Dairy Sci.

Hawkins, A. ‡, Burdine, K., D. Amaral-Phillips, and J. H. C. Costa†. 2019. An Economic Analysis of the Costs Associated with Pre-Weaning Management Strategies for Dairy Heifers. Animals 9 (7), 471.

Mullins, I. L. ‡, C. M. Truman‡, J. M. Bewley, and J. H. C. Costa†. 2019. Validation of an automated body condition scoring camera system for dairy cattle. 9 (6), 287.

Cantor, M. C. ‡, A. L. Stanton, D. K. Combs, and J. H. C. Costa. 2019. Impacts of using a milk feeding strategy and feeding a lactic acid based probiotic on growth, behavior, and rumen development in dairy calves fed using an automated feeding system. Anim. Sci. 97 (3), 1052-1065.

Cantor, M.C.‡, H.W. Neave, and J.H.C. Costa†. 2019. Invited Review: Current perspectives on the short- and long-term effects of conventional dairy calf raising systems: a comparison with the natural environment. AS. 3 (1), 549-563.

Grinter, L.N.‡, M. R. Campler, and J.H.C. Costa†. 2019. TECHNICAL NOTE: Validation of a behavior-monitoring collar’s precision and accuracy to measure rumination, feeding, and resting time of lactating dairy cattle. Dairy Sci. 102 (4), 3487-3494.

Bran, J. A., J. H. C. Costa, M. A. G. von Keyserlingk, and M. J. Hötzel. In Review. Factors associated with lameness prevalence in lactating cows housed in freestall and compost-bedded pack dairy farms in southern Brazil. Vet. Med.

Cantor, M. C. ‡, J. H. C. Costa, and J. M. Bewley. 2018. Impact of observed and controlled water intake on reticulorumen temperature in lactating dairy cattle. 8(11): 19

Dolecheck, K. A., Overton, M. W., Mark, T. B., & Bewley, J. M. (2019). Use of a stochastic simulation model to estimate the cost per case of digital dermatitis, sole ulcer, and white line disease by parity group and incidence timing. Journal of dairy science, 102(1), 715-730.

Cousillas-Boam, G., W. Weber, A. Benjamin, S. Kahl, B. Heins, T. Elsasser, D. Kerr, and B. Crooker. 2020. Effect of Holstein genotype on innate immune and metabolic responses of heifers to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) administration. Domestic animal endocrinology 70:106374.

Heins, B.J., L. Sjostrom, M.I. Endres, M.R. Carillo, R. King, R. Moon, and U.S. Sorge. 2019. Effects of winter housing systems on production, economics, body weight, body condition score, and bedding cultures for organic dairy cows. Journal of dairy science 102:706–714.

Minegishi, K., B. Heins, and G. Pereira. 2019. Peri-estrus activity and rumination time and its application to estrus prediction: Evidence from dairy herds under organic grazing and low-input conventional production. Livestock Science 221:144–154.

Pereira, G.M., and B.J. Heins. 2019. Activity and rumination of Holstein and crossbred cows in an organic grazing and low-input conventional dairy herd. Translational Animal Science 3:txz106.

Phillips, H.N., B.J. Heins, K. Delate, and R. Turnbull. 2019. Yield, nutritional quality, and fatty acid content of organic winter rye (Secale cereale) and winter wheat (Triticum aestivum) forages under cattle (Bos taurus) grazing conditions. BioRxiv 688952.

Rauba, J., B. Heins, H. Chester-Jones, H. Diaz, D. Ziegler, J. Linn, and N. Broadwater. 2019. Relationships between protein and energy consumed from milk replacer and starter and calf growth and first-lactation production of Holstein dairy cows. Journal of dairy science 102:301–310.

Shonka-Martin, B., A. Hazel, B. Heins, and L.B. Hansen. 2019a. Three-breed rotational crossbreds of Montbéliarde, Viking Red, and Holstein compared with Holstein cows for dry matter intake, body traits, and production. Journal of dairy science 102:871–882.

Shonka-Martin, B., B.J. Heins, and L.B. Hansen. 2019b. Three-breed rotational crossbreds of Montbéliarde, Viking Red, and Holstein compared with Holstein cows for feed efficiency, income over feed cost, and residual feed intake. Journal of dairy science 102:3661–3673.

Sjostrom, L., B. Heins, M. Endres, R. Moon, and U. Sorge. 2019. Effects of winter housing system on hygiene, udder health, frostbite, and rumination of dairy cows. Journal of dairy science.

Cavallini, L.M.E. Mammi, M. Fustini, A. Palmonari, A.J. Heinrichs, A. Formigoni. Effects of ad libitum or restricted access to total mixed ration with supplemental long hay on production, intake, and rumination. Journal of Dairy Science, Vol. 101, Issue 12, p10922–10928.

Kljak, B.S. Heinrichs, A.J. Heinrichs. 2019. Fecal particle dry matter and fiber distribution of heifers fed ad libitum and restricted with low and high forage quality. Journal of Dairy Science, Vol. 102, Issue 5, p4694–4703. 

E.J. Ranck, L. A. Holden, and K.J. Soder.  2019. Short Communication:  Evaluating feed cost, income over feed cost, and the cost of production for milk and crops on 4 case study farms that double cropped winter annual silage and corn silage for 2 years in northern and western Pennsylvania. Applied Animal Science, Vol. 35, Iss. 1. p 74-83.

D.J. Saldana, S.L. Gelsinger, C.M. Jones, A.J. Heinrichs.  2019.Effect of different heating times of high-, medium-, and low-quality colostrum on immunoglobulin G absorption in dairy calves.  Journal of Dairy Science, Vol. 102, Issue 3, p2068–2074.

D.J. Saldana, C.M. Jones, A.M. Gehman, A.J. Heinrichs. 2019. Effects of once- versus twice-a-day feeding of pasteurized milk supplemented with yeast-derived feed additives on growth and health in female dairy calves.  Journal of Dairy Science, Vol. 102, Issue 4, p3654–3660.

Li, L., N. M. Esser, R. K. Ogden, W. K. Coblentz, and M. S. Akins. Accepted 2019. Effects of feeding two different types of sorghum-sudangrass silage based diets on nutrient intake and digestibility and growth of Holstein dairy heifers. J. Dairy Sci

Williams, K. T., K. A Weigel, W. K. Coblentz, N. M. Esser, H. Schlesser, P. C. Hoffman, M. S. Akins. 2019. Effect of diet energy density and genomic residual feed intake on pre-bred dairy heifer feed efficiency, growth, and manure excretion. J. Dairy Sci.  102:4041-4050.

Ouellet, V., V. E. Cabrera, L. Fadul-Pacheco, and É. Charbonneau. The relationship between the number of consecutive days with heat stress and production performance of Holstein dairy cows raised in a continental climate. Journal of Dairy Science 102:8537-8545.

Kebreab, E., K. F. Reed, V. E. Cabrera, P. E. Vadas, G. Thoma, and J. M. Tricarico. A new modeling environment for integrated dairy system management. Animal Frontiers 9:25-32.

Wu, Y., D. Liang, R. D. Shaver, and V. E. Cabrera. 2019. An income over feed cost nutritional grouping strategy. Journal of Dairy Science 102:4682-4693.

Bellingeri, A., V. E. Cabrera, A. Gallo, D. Liang, and F. Masoero. 2019. A survey of dairy cattle management, crop planning, and forages cost of production in Northern Italy. Italian Journal of Animal Science 18-786-798.

Krpálková, L., V. E. Cabrera, L. Zavaldilová, and M. Štípková. 2019. Importance of hoof health in dairy production. Effect of claw disorders on milk production, fertility, and longevity, and their economic impact in Holstein cows. Czech Journal of Animal Science 64:107-117.


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