Dairy Research

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

Kristy Hill-Campbell
Extension Dairy Specialist

Peter Downs Krawczel
Assistant Professor
Behavior and Welfare of Dairy Cows

Brian Whitlock
Assistant Professor
Field Services, Theriogenology

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



Promotion and Tenure 2019, 11/12/2019

Partnership between UT Institute of Agriculture and National University of Ireland Galway addresses Common Concerns Plaguing both Countries, 8/23/2019

Scientists Receive Grant to Study the Palate of Chinese Consumers to Help Boost U.S. Cheese Industry, 8/1/2019

Position Announcement - Center Director Greeneville, 7/12/2019

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

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

New Ventures | GAP Connections, 7/26/2017

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

2016 AgResearch Faculty Awards, 10/6/2016


(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 
It’s 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

Dairy Producers in the Southeast United States are Concerned with Cow Care and Welfare.  A. S. Lee, S. M. Schexnayder, L. Schneider, S. P. Oliver, G. M. Pighetti, C. Peterson-Wolf, J. Bewley, S. Ward, and P. D. Krawczel.  2020.  Journal of Dairy Research, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022029919000943.

Calving location preference and changes in lying and exploratory behavior of preparturient dairy cattle with access to pasture Edwards, E. M., P. D. Krawczel, H. M. Dann, L. Schneider, B. Whitlock, and K. Proudfoot.  2020.  Journal of Dairy Science.

Experimental Staphylococcus aureus Mastitis Infection Model by Teat Dipping in Bacterial Culture Suspension in Dairy Cows Kerro Dego, O., P. A. Pacha, B. E. Gillespie, and G. M. Pighetti.  2020.  MPDI: Animals, Volume 10, Issue 5, 751;.

Size and position of the reproductive tract impacts fertility outcomes and pregnancy losses in lactating dairy cows Madureira, A. M. L., R. K. Poole, T. A. Burnett, T. G. Guida, J. L. Edwards, F. N. Schrick, J. L. M. Vasconcelos, R. L. A. Cerri, and K. G. Pohler.  2020.  Theriogenology, 158:66-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2020.08.022.

Application of zinc and calcium acetate to precipitate milk fat globule membrane components from a dairy by-product Price, N., T. Fei, S. Clark, and T. Wang.  2020.  Journal of Dairy Science.

Projected Crop Market and Tennessee Farm Income Impacts From the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Smith, S. A., B. C. English, R. J. Menard, D. W. Hughes, and K. L. Jensen.  2020.  COVID-19 Impact Study on Tennessee Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics, AIM-AG, AREC COVID RR03, July 2020. [Abstract]

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]

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.

Analysis of the effects of four forage mixtures designed for Tennessee and Kentucky organic dairy systems.  Bailey, H.R.  2019.  M.S. Thesis.

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.

Effect of stocking density on ruminal bacterial communities of Holstein dairy cows.  Clemmons, B. A., M. A. Campbell, R. J. Grant, H. M. Dann, P. D. Krawczel, L. Schneider, and P. Myer.  2019.  ASM Microbe Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Subclinical mastitis in organic dairy herds.  Couture, V., L. Schneider, P. D. Krawczel, A. Rius, and G. M. Pighetti.  2019.  National Mastitis Council Proceedings, pp 202-203.