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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Melissa Rubano
Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research
Animal Scientist

Phone: (814) 865-8272
Fax: (814) 863-0935
CURTIN ROAD, BUILDING 3702
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA, 16802


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Case study: dairies using ultra-high stocking density grazing in the Northeastern U.S. - (Other)
Orr, A.N., Soder, K.J., Hautau, M., Rubano, M.D. 2014. Case study: dairies using ultra-high stocking density grazing in the Northeastern U.S.. Extension Fact Sheets. p 1.
Application of a rising plate meter to estimate forage yield on dairy farms in PA - (Abstract Only)
Orr, A.N., Soder, K.J., Rubano, M.D., Stout, R.C. 2014. Application of a rising plate meter to estimate forage yield on dairy farms in PA[Abstract]. Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. 96 (E-Suppl. 1):87.
Effect of sprouted barley grain supplementation of an herbage or haylage diet on ruminal fermentation and methane output in continuous culture - (Abstract Only) - (01-Apr-14)
Feeding strategy and pasture quality relative to nutrient requirements of grazing dairy cows in the Northeastern U.S. - (Abstract Only) - (01-Apr-14)
Feeding strategy and pasture quality relative to nutrient requirements of organic dairy cows - (Abstract Only) - (01-Apr-14)
Case study: dairies utilizing ultra-high stocking density grazing in Pennsylvania and New York - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Orr, A.N., Soder, K.J., Hautau, M., Rubano, M.D., Moyer, B., Stout, R.C. 2014. Case study: dairies utilizing ultra-high stocking density grazing in Pennsylvania and New York. Professional Animal Scientist. 30:366-374.
Case study: dairies utilizing ultra-high stock density grazing in the Northeast - (Abstract Only) - (10-Mar-13)
Effect of supplementing orchardgrass herbage with a total mixed ration or flaxseed fermentation profile and bacterial protein synthesis in continuous culture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Soder, K.J., Brito, A., Rubano, M.D. 2013. Effect of supplementing orchardgrass herbage with a total mixed ration or flaxseed fermentation profile and bacterial protein synthesis in continuous culture. Journal of Dairy Science. 96:3228-3237.
Application of a rising plate meter to estimate forage yield on dairy farms in PA - (Abstract Only)
Hafla, A.N., Soder, K.J., Rubano, M.D., Stout, R.C. 2013. Application of a rising plate meter to estimate forage yield on dairy farms in PA[abstract]. Northeast Pasture Consortium Conference. p. 1.
Case study: dairies utilizing ultra-high stock density grazing in the northeast - (Abstract Only)
Soder, K.J., Hautau, M., Hafla, A.N., Rubano, M.D., Moyer, B., Stout, R.C. 2013. Case study: dairies utilizing ultra-high stock density grazing in the northeast[abstract]. Northeast Pasture Consortium Conference. p 1.
Short communication: effect of oilseed supplementation of an herbage diet on ruminal fermentation in continuous culture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Soder, K.J., Brito, A., Rubano, M.D. 2013. Short communication: effect of oilseed supplementation of an herbage diet on ruminal fermentation in continuous culture. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(4):2551-2556.
Effect of incremental flaxseed supplementation of an herbage diet on methane output and ruminal fermentation in continuous culture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Soder, K.J., Brito, A.F., Rubano, M.D., Dell, C.J. 2012. Effect of incremental flaxseed supplementation of an herbage diet on methane output and ruminal fermentation in continuous culture. Journal of Dairy Science. 95(7):3961-3969. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2011-4981.
Case study: molasses as the primary energy supplement on an organic grazing dairy farm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Soder, K.J., Hoffman, K., Chase, L.E., Rubano, M.D. 2012. Case study: molasses as the primary energy supplement on an organic grazing dairy farm. Professional Animal Scientist. 28:234-243.
Effect of increasing flaxseed supplementation of a pasture-based diet on methane output and ruminal fermentation in continuous culture - (Proceedings)
Soder, K.J., Brito, A.F., Rubano, M.D. 2012. Effect of increasing flaxseed supplementation of a pasture-based diet on methane output and ruminal fermentation in continuous culture. Proceedings Northeast Organic Research Symposium. January 19-20, 2012, Saratoga Springs, NY. p. 110-111.
Case study: molasses as the primary energy source on an organic grazing dairy - (Proceedings)
Hoffman, K., Chase, L., Soder, K.J., Rubano, M.D. 2012. Case study: molasses as the primary energy source on an organic grazing dairy. Proceedings Northeast Organic Research Symposium. January 19-20, 2012, Saratoga Springs, NY. p. 121-122.
Relationship of bite mass of cattle to sward structure of four temperate grasses in short-term foraging sessions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Soder, K.J., Sanderson, M.A., Gregorini, P., Orr, R.J., Rubano, M.D., Rook, A.J. 2009. Relationship of bite mass of cattle to sward structure of four temperate grasses in short-term foraging sessions. Grass and Forage Science. 64(4):421-431.
Intake characteristics of grass species from semi-natural pastures in the United Kingdom - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Soder, K.J., Orr, R.J., Rubano, M.D., Rook, A.J. 2009. Use of a micro-sward technique for determining bite mass of four grass species in short-term tests. Euphytica. 168(1):135-143.
Bite mass of cattle related to sward structure of four temperate grasses in short-term tests - (Abstract Only)
Soder, K.J., Sanderson, M.A., Gregorini, P., Orr, R.J., Rubano, M.D., Rook, A.J. 2009. Bite mass of cattle related to sward structure of four temperate grasses in short-term tests[abstract]. Northeast Pasture and Research Consortium Annual Meeting. p. 1.
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