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Edwin C. Couch
Agricultural Service Assistant I
Senior Milker

Mashawn Lane
Agricultural Service Aide II

Kasey Thomas
Service Aide II
Assistant Milker

Roger Tomberlin
Service Aide II
Assistant Milker



Probing the Mysteries of Milk's Molecular Structure, 10/17/2013

Saving Southeastern Dairies Through Improved Herd Health, Milk Quality, 6/20/2013


7 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.

1 mention

Its a common site on Tennessee farmland a grazing herd of goats or sheep. But for small animal farmers, their herds can sometimes face health risks.

1 mention

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.


Recent Publications

Farm Business and Operator Variables Associated with Bulk Tank Somatic Cell Count from Dairy Herds in the Southeastern United States DeLong, K. L., D. M. Lambert, S. M. Schexnayder, P. D. Krawczel, J. M. Fly, L. Garkovich, and S. P. Oliver.  2017.  Journal of Dairy Science, 100(11):9298-9310. [More]

High milk production decreases cow-calf productivity within a highly available feed resource environment.  Edwards, S. E., J. D. Hobbs, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2017.  Translational Animal Science.

Milk Prices Climb almost $1/cwt in Southeast Griffith, A. P.  2017.  Dairy Herd Management.

Southeast Milk Prices on the Rise Griffith, A. P.  2017.  Dairy Herd Management.

A Tennessee Milk Plant as a Possible Way of Growing the Tennessee Dairy Industry.  Hughes, D. W., A. P. Griffith, D. Mendez, R. W. Holland, and K. Ferguson.  2017.  Journal of Agribusiness, 35(1):87-98.

Determining the Location and Size of a Tennessee Milk Condensing Plant.  Mendez, D., T. E. Yu, D. W. Hughes, and A. P. Griffith.  2017.  Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Mobile, AL. February 4-7, 2017.

Post-weaning feed efficiency decreased in progeny from high milk producing beef cows.  Mulliniks, J. T., S. R. Edwards, J. D. Hobbs, Z. D. Mcfarlane, and E. R. Cope.  2017.  Animal.

Post-weaning feed efficiency decreased in progeny from high milk producing beef cows.  Mulliniks, J. T., S. R. Edwards, J. D. Hobbs, Z. D. McFarlane, and E. R. Cope.  2017.  Proceedings from the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science.

Practices surveyed in the Southeast USA that impact milk quality.  Blakely, C., G. M. Pighetti, P. D. Krawczel, R. A. Almeida, C. S. P. Wolfe, K. Enger, J. Bewley, S. Ward, A. Stone, and S. P. Oliver.  2016.  National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting Proceedings, pp. 114-115.

Food Safety Risks Associated with Consumption of Raw Milk.  Critzer, F.  2016.  Extension Factsheet D28.

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.

Encapsulation of ferulic acid ethyl ester in caseinate to inhibit off-flavor formation in UHT milk.  Guan, Y., and Q. Zhong.  2016.  The 2016 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, July 16-19, Chicago, IL. Paper #P03-017.