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 Sale, 11/30/2018

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

Tennessee Cow/Calf Conference, 10/8/2014

 

News

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

Faculty 360 | Sindhu Jagadamma, 9/22/2016

Five Things You Didn't Know about the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 5/24/2016

Do We Need More Space?, 11/17/2015

Down to the Short Rows, 11/17/2015

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

Antimicrobial Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Dairy Cows and Genetic Diversity of Resistant Isolates Abdi, R. D., B. E. Gillespie, J. M. Vaughn, C. E. Merill, S. I. Headrick, D. B. Ensermu, D. H. D'Souza, R. A. Almeida, S. P. Oliver, G. E. Agga, and O. Kerro Dego.  2018.  Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2018 Jul;15(7):449-458. [Abstract]

Comparison of uterine and vaginal bacterial communities between pregnant and non-pregnant postpartum cows prior to fixed timed artificial insemination.  Ault, T. B.  2018.  M.S. Thesis.

Comparison of rumen fluid and serum metabolomes in Black Angus cows.  Clemmons, B. A., M. T. Henniger, J. B. Powers, E. A. Melchior, S. R. Campagna, B. H. Voy, D. R. Donohoe, and P. Myer.  2018.  ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show, Vancouver, Canada.

Effect of Management System on the Lying Behavior of Organic Dairy Cows.  Couture, V. L., P. D. Krawczel, R. Smith, L. Schneider, A. Rius, and G. M. Pighetti.  2018.  Proceedings American Dairy Science Association.

Effect of parity on dairy cows and heifers’ preferences for calving location.  Edwards, E. M., K. L. Proudfoot, H. M. Dann, L. Schneider, and P. D. Krawczel.  2018.  Proceedings of the 52nd International Congress of the International Society of Applied Ethology.

Effect of parity, season, and group size on dairy cows and heifers’ preferences for calving location.  Edwards, E. M., K. L. Proudfoot, H. M. Dann, L. Schneider, and P. D. Krawczel.  2018.  Proceedings American Dairy Science Association.

Sire contribution to pregnancy loss and pregnancy associated glycoprotein (PAG) production in Nelore cows.  Franco, G. A., R. F. G. Perese, C. F. G. Martins, S. T. Reese, J. L. M. Vasconcelos, and K. Pohler.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science.

2018 Cow-Calf Budget.  Griffith, A. P., and R. G. Bowling.  2018.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, D 31.

Bovine intramammary infection associated immunogenic surface proteins of Streptococcus uberis Kerro Dego, O., R. A. Almeida, A. M. Saxton, R. D. Abdi, D. B. Ensermu, and S. P. Oliver.  2018.  Microbial Pathogenesis, Volume 115: 304 - 311, February 2018. [Abstract]

Intercropping corn silage with cowpea, sunn hemp and crabgrass.  Oakes, R. N., and M. D. Corbin.  2018.  International Annual Meetings ASA-CSSA, Baltimore, MD.

A four-season longitudinal study of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli in beef cow-calf herds in Mississippi and Nebraska.  Schneider, L., G. L. Lewis, R. A. Moxley, and D. R. Smith.  2018.  Zoonoses and Public Health.

Cross-sectional study to estimate the prevalence of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli on hides of market beef cows at harvest.  Schneider, L., Z. R. Stromberg, G. L. Lewis, R. A. Moxley, and D. R. Smith.  2018.  Zoonoses and Public Health.