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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Forage Characteristics that Alter Feed Utilization, Manure Characteristics and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production

Location: Dairy Forage Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Growth performance and total tract nutrient digestion for Holstein heifers limit-fed diets high in distillers grains with different forage particle size - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Short-term infusion of sodium butyrate, but not lactose, increases plasma ß-hydroxybutyrate and insulin in lactating dairy cows - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Estimating nitrogen excretion and deposition in grazing dairy systems - (Proceedings)

Predicting nitrogen excretion in commercial grazing system dairy farms - (Proceedings)

Nitrogen use efficiency goals in dairy production systems: -a review and case study examples - (Proceedings)

Substitutions of corn silage, alfalfa silage and corn grain in cow rations impact N use and N loss from dairy farms - (Proceedings)

Alfalfa interseeded into silage corn can serve as a cover crop and subsequent forage crop - (Abstract Only)
Osterholtz, W., Grabber, J.H., Renz, M.J. 2016. Alfalfa interseeded into silage corn can serve as a cover crop and subsequent forage crop [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA. Paper No. 102472.

In vitro ruminal fermentation of treated alfalfa silage using ruminal inocula from high and low feed-efficient lactating cows - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Contreras-Govea, F.E., Muck, R.E., Weimer, P.J., Hymes Fecht, U.C. 2016. In vitro ruminal fermentation of treated alfalfa silage using ruminal inocula from high and low feed-efficient lactating cows. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 121:333-340.

Gas emissions from dairy barnyards Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Powell, J.M., Vadas, P.A. 2016. Gas emissions from dairy barnyards. Animal Production Science. 56:355–361.

Milk urea nitrogen (MUN) tool reduces nitrogen emissions from dairy farms - (Popular Publication)
Powell, J.M. 2016. Milk urea nitrogen (MUN) tool reduces nitrogen emissions from dairy farms. Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases - Livestock Research Group Newsletter. Available: http://globalresearchalliance.org/research/livestock/.

Effects of forage polyphenols on chemistry of ruminant excreta and fate of nitrogen in soils and the environment - (Abstract Only)
Powell, J.M. 2015. Effects of forage polyphenols on chemistry of ruminant excreta and fate of nitrogen in soils and the environment [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Proceedings. [CD ROM]. Version 1.1. Madison, WI: ACS Societies.

Bringing a needle to a laser fight: comparing greenhouse gas sampling methods with gas chromatography and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy - (Abstract Only)
Campbell, C., Collier, S.M., Ruark, M.D., Powell, J.M. 2015. Bringing a needle to a laser fight: comparing greenhouse gas sampling methods with gas chromatography and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. [CD ROM]. Version 1.1. Madison, WI: ACS Societies.

Determining effects of multiple tannin manure applications on dairy forages and soil - (Abstract Only)
Campbell, C., Ruark, M.D., Powell, J.M. 2015. Determining effects of multiple tannin manure applications on dairy forages and soil [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. [CD ROM]. Version 1.1. Madison, WI: ACS Societies.

Transformation of nitrogen contained in alfalfa silage, corn silage, corn grain and soybean meal into milk, manure and recycled back to corn - (Abstract Only)
Powell, J.M., Barros, T., Danes, M., Wattiaux, M. 2015. Transformation of nitrogen contained in alfalfa silage, corn silage, corn grain and soybean meal into milk, manure and recycled back to corn [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. [CD ROM]. Version 1.1. Madison, WI: ACS Societies.

Inclusion of various amounts of steam-flaked soybeans in lactating dairy cattle diets Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bruns, H.R., Hippen, A.R., Kalscheur, K., Schingoethe, D.J. 2015. Inclusion of various amounts of steam-flaked soybeans in lactating dairy cattle diets. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(10):7218-7225. doi: 10.3168/jds.2015-9381.

Ensiling characteristics of distillers wet grains with corn stalks and determination of the feeding potential for dairy heifers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, J.L., Kalscheur, K., Garcia, A.D., Schingoethe, D.J., Casper, D.P., Kleinschmit, D.H. 2015. Ensiling characteristics of distillers wet grains with corn stalks and determination of the feeding potential for dairy heifers. Professional Animal Scientist. 31:359-367.

Feeding fat from distillers dried grains with solubles to dairy heifers: I. Effects on growth performance and total tract digestibility of nutrients Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, J.L., Kalscheur, K., Garcia, A.D., Schingoethe, D.J. 2015. Feeding fat from distillers dried grains with solubles to dairy heifers: I. Effects on growth performance and total tract digestibility of nutrients. Journal of Dairy Science. 98:5699-5708.

Feeding fat from distillers dried grains with solubles to dairy heifers: II. Effect on metabolic profile - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, J.L., Kalscheur, K., Clapper, J.A., Perry, G.A., Keisler, D.H., Garcia, A.D., Schingoethe, D.J. 2015. Feeding fat from distillers dried grains with solubles to dairy heifers: II. Effect on metabolic profile. Journal of Dairy Science. 98:5709-5719.

Feeding fat from distillers dried grains with solubles to dairy heifers: III. Effects on long-term reproductive and lactation performance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, J.L., Kalscheur, K., Garcia, A.D., Schingoethe, D.J. 2015. Feeding fat from distillers dried grains with solubles to dairy heifers: III. Effects on long-term reproductive and lactation performance. Journal of Dairy Science. 98:5720-5725.

The need for more uniform terms and measures of nitrogen use efficiency in agricultural production Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Powell, J.M. 2015. The need for more uniform terms and measures of nitrogen use efficiency in agricultural production. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 70(4):67A-69A.

Feed conversion efficiency in dairy cows: Repeatability, variation in digestion and metabolism of energy and nitrogen, and ruminal methanogens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ardnt, C., Powell, J.M., Aguerre, M.J., Crump, P.M., Wattiaux, M.A. 2015. Feed conversion efficiency in dairy cows: Repeatability, variation in digestion and metabolism of energy and nitrogen, and ruminal methanogens. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(6):3938-3950.

Effects of silo type on ensiling alfalfa Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Measures of nitrogen use efficiency and nitrogen loss from dairy production systems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Powell, J.M., Rotz, C.A. 2015. Measures of nitrogen use efficiency and nitrogen loss from dairy production systems. Journal of Environmental Quality. 44:336–344.

Feed and manure use in low-N-input and high-N-input dairy cattle production systems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Powell, J.M. 2014. Feed and manure use in low-N-input and high-N-input dairy cattle production systems. Environmental Research Letters. 9(11):115004. Available: http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/9/11/115004.

Performance, digestion, nitrogen balance, and emission of manure ammonia, enteric methane, and carbon dioxide in lactating cows fed diets with varying alfalfa silage-to-corn silage ratios Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Arndt, C., Powell, J.M., Aguerre, M., Wattiaux, M. 2015. Performance, digestion, nitrogen balance, and emission of manure ammonia, enteric methane, and carbon dioxide in lactating cows fed diets with varying alfalfa silage-to-corn silage ratios. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(1):418-430.

Nitrogen use and trade-offs on dairy farms: an illustration of complexity - (Proceedings)
Powell, J.M. 2014. Nitrogen use and trade-offs on dairy farms: an illustration of complexity. Proceedings of Wisconsin Nitrogen Science Summit & Roundtable Series. Presentation No. 8.

Mitigating GHG emissions in dairy production - (Abstract Only)
Powell, J.M., Aguerre, M.J. 2014. Mitigating GHG emissions in dairy production. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 85170. Available: https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2014am/webprogram/Paper85170.html

Relative excretion of nitrogen from alfalfa silage, corn silage, corn grain, and soybean meal in urine and feces by lactating dairy cows - (Abstract Only)
Powell, J.M., Barros, T., Danes, M., Wattiaux, M.A. 2014. Relative excretion of nitrogen from alfalfa silage, corn silage, corn grain, and soybean meal in urine and feces by lactating dairy cows [abstract]. Joint Meeting of the ADSA, AMSA, ASAS and PSA. Paper No. 1592.

Using MUN to reduce nitrogen emissions from dairy farms - (Popular Publication)
Powell, J.M., Bocher, L.W. 2014. Using MUN to reduce nitrogen emissions from dairy farms. Forage Focus. p. 14-15.

Abatement of ammonia and nitrous oxide emissions from dairy farms using milk urea N (MUN) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Powell, J.M., Rotz, C.A., Wattiaux, M.A. 2014. Abatement of ammonia and nitrous oxide emissions from dairy farms using milk urea N (MUN). Journal of Environmental Quality. DOI:10.2134/jeq2013.09.0375.

What dairy cows are fed impacts manure chemistry and the environment - (Proceedings)
Powell, J.M. 2014. What dairy cows are fed impacts manure chemistry and the environment. In: Proceedings of the Advanced Topics in Feed Mangement Meeting, May 8, 2014, Pennsylvania State University Extension, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. p. 1-45.

Rapid qualitative and quantitative analysis of proanthocyanidin oligomers and polymers by ultra-performance liquid chromatography – tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Engstrom, M., Palijarvi, M., Fryganas, C., Grabber, J.H., Mueller-Harvey, I., Salminen, J. 2014. Rapid qualitative and quantitative analysis of proanthocyanidin oligomers and polymers by ultra-performance liquid chromatography – tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS). Analytical Chemistry. 62:3390-3399.

Contribution of dairy ration components to nitrogen in milk, manure, crops, and environmental nitrogen loss - (Proceedings)
Powell, J.M., Barros, T., Danes, M., Wattiaux, M.A. 2014. Contribution of dairy ration components to nitrogen in milk, manure, crops, and environmental nitrogen loss. In: Cordovil, C.M.d.S. (ed.). The Nitrogen Challenge: Building a Blueprint for Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Food Security. 18th Nitrogen Workshop, June 30 –July 3, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal. p. 177-178.

What's new and basic in making good silage? - (Popular Publication)
Muck, R.E., Holmes, B.J. 2014. What's new and basic in making good silage? Progressive Forage Grower. 15(3):35-36.

Silage inoculant effects on milk production and why that may be important to you - (Popular Publication)
Muck, R.E. 2013. Silage inoculant effects on milk production and why that may be important to you. Progressive Forage Grower. 27(14):117,119.

Abrupt changes in forage dry matter of one to three days affect intake and milk yield in lactating dairy cows - (Abstract Only)
Boyd, J.A., Mertens, D.R. 2013. Abrupt changes in forage dry matter of one to three days affect intake and milk yield in lactating dairy cows. Joint Meeting of the ADSA, AMSA, ASAS and PSA. Journal of Animal Science 91(E-Suppl. 2):398.

What we feed dairy cows impacts manure chemistry and the environment - (Proceedings)
Powell, J.M., Broderick, G.A. 2013. What we feed dairy cows impacts manure chemistry and the environment. Waste to Worth: Spreading Science and Solutions 2013. p. 63-64.

Potential probiotic effects of lactic acid bacteria on ruminant performance - (Proceedings)
Weinberg, Z.G., Muck, R.E. 2013. Potential probiotic effects of lactic acid bacteria on ruminant performance. In: Daniel, J. L. P.,Santos, M. C., and Nussio, L. G., editors. Proceedings of the III International Symposium on Forage Quality and Conservation, FEALQ, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil. pp. 47-68.

Relationship between proteolysis in the silo and efficiency of utilization of dietary protein by lactating dairy cows - (Proceedings)
Broderick, G.A., Muck, R.E., Pauly, T. 2013. Relationship between proteolysis in the silo and efficiency of utilization of dietary protein by lactating dairy cows. Proceedings of the III International Symposium on Forage Quality and Conservation, FEALQ, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil. pp. 47-68.

Estimating ammonia and nitrous oxide emissions from dairy farms using milk urea nitrogen - (Proceedings)
Powell, J.M., Wattiaux, M.A., Rotz, C.A. 2013. Estimating ammonia and nitrous oxide emissions from dairy farms using milk urea nitrogen. International Conference on Greenhouse Gasses and Animal Agriculture. 7(2):276.

High partial feed conversion efficiency appears to be a persistent trait associated with reduction in selected measures of methane emissions in dairy cattle - (Proceedings)
Arndt, C., Wattiaux, M.A., Powell, J.M., Aguerre, M.J. 2013. High partial feed conversion efficiency appears to be a persistent trait associated with reduction in selected measures of methane emissions in dairy cattle. International Conference on Greenhouse Gasses and Animal Agriculture. 7(2):516.

Greenhouse gas fluxes from experimental dairy barnyards - (Proceedings)
Powell, J.M., Duval, B.D., Vadas, P.A. 2013. Greenhouse gas fluxes from experimental dairy barnyards. International Conference on Greenhouse Gasses and Animal Agriculture. 7(2):264.

Relationship among methane emission, ammonia emission and selected animal performance measurements - (Proceedings)
Aguerre, M.J., Wattiaux, M.A., Powell, J.M., Arndt, C. 2013. Relationship among methane emission, ammonia emission and selected animal performance measurements. International Conference on Greenhouse Gasses and Animal Agriculture. 7(2):535.

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