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Research Project: Forage Characteristics and Utilization that Improve Efficiency of Growth, Performance, Nutrient Use, 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.)

Quantifying the natural climate solution potential of agricultural systems by combining eddy covariance and remote sensing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiesner, S., Desai, A.R., Duff, A., Metzger, S., Stoy, P.C. 2022. Quantifying the natural climate solution potential of agricultural systems by combining eddy covariance and remote sensing. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. 127(0). Article 2022JG006895. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JG006895.

Feed efficiency of lactating Holstein cows is repeatable within diet but less reproducible when changing dietary starch and forage concentrations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fischer, A., Dai, X., Kalscheur, K. 2022. Feed efficiency of lactating Holstein cows is repeatable within diet but less reproducible when changing dietary starch and forage concentrations. Animal-The International Journal of Animal Biosciences. 16(8). Article 100599. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.animal.2022.100599.

Effects of ruminal protozoa on methane emissions in ruminants – A meta-analysis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dai, X., Kalscheur, K., Huhtanen, P., Faciola, A.P. 2022. Effects of ruminal protozoa on methane emissions in ruminants – A meta-analysis. Journal of Dairy Science. 105(9):7482-7491. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2021-21139.

Intensive mechanical processing of forage crops to improve fibre digestion Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pintens, D.A., Shinners, K.J., Friede, J.C., Kalscheur, K., Digman, M.F., Combs, D.K. 2022. Intensive mechanical processing of forage crops to improve fibre digestion. Grass and Forage Science. 77(1):55-65. https://doi.org/10.1111/gfs.12559.

Impact of long-term storage on alfalfa leaf and stem silage characteristics Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sikora, M.C., Hatfield, R.D., Kalscheur, K. 2021. Impact of long-term storage on alfalfa leaf and stem silage characteristics. Agronomy Journal. 11(12). Article 2505. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11122505.

Key considerations for the use of seaweed to reduce enteric methane emissions from cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vijn, S., Paulus Compart, D., Dutta, N., Foukis, A., Hess, M., Hristov, A., Kalscheur, K., Kebreab, E., Nuzhdin, S.V., Price, N.N., Sun, Y., Tricarico, J.M., Turzillo, A., Weisbjerg, M.R., Yarish, C., Kurt, T. 2020. Key considerations for the use of seaweed to reduce enteric methane emissions from cattle. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 7. Article 597430. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.597430.

Machine learning validation of Buccal swabs as a proxy for rumen microbial contents - (Abstract Only)

Strategies to improve the efficiency and profitability of heifer raising Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Erickson, P.S., Anderson, J.L., Kalscheur, K., Lascano, G.J., Akins, M.S., Heinrichs, A.J. 2020. Strategies to improve the efficiency and profitability of heifer raising. Journal of Dairy Science. 103(6):5700-5708. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17419.

The bovine epimural microbiota displays compositional and structural heterogeneity across different ruminal locations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sbardellati, D., Fischer, A., Cox, M.S., Li, W., Kalscheur, K., Suen, G. 2020. The bovine epimural microbiota displays compositional and structural heterogeneity across different ruminal locations. Journal of Dairy Science. 103(4):3636–3647. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17649.

Nutrition strategies for improved health, production, and fertility during the transition period Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cardoso, F.C., Kalscheur, K., Drackley, J.K. 2020. Nutrition strategies for improved health, production, and fertility during the transition period. Journal of Dairy Science. 103(6):5684-56931. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17271.

Nutrition and feeding of dairy cattle Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Erickson, P.S., Kalscheur, K.F. 2019. Nutrition and feeding of dairy cattle. In: F.W. Bazer, G.C. Lamb, and G. Wu, eds. Animal Agriculture: Sustainability, Challenges and Innovations. London United Kingdom: Academic Press. p.157-180. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-817052-6.00009-4

Ruminal fermentation, kinetics, and total-tract digestibility of lactating dairy cows fed distillers dried grains with solubles in low-and high-forage diets Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ranathunga, S.D., Kalscheur, K., Herrick, K.J. 2019. Ruminal fermentation, kinetics, and total-tract digestibility of lactating dairy cows fed distillers dried grains with solubles in low-and high-forage diets. Journal of Dairy Science. 102(9):7980–7996. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-15771.

Fermentation and chemical composition of high-moisture lucerne leaf and stem silages harvested at different stages of development using a leaf stripper Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sikora, M.C., Hatfield, R.D., Kalscheur, K. 2019. Fermentation and chemical composition of high-moisture lucerne leaf and stem silages harvested at different stages of development using a leaf stripper. Grass and Forage Science. 74(2):254–263. https://doi.org/10.1111/gfs.12423.

Performance of dairy cows fed diets formulated at 2 starch concentrations with either canola meal or soybean meal as the protein supplement Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sanchez-Duarte, J.I., Kalscheur, K., Casper, D.P., Garcia, A.D. 2019. Performance of dairy cows fed diets formulated at 2 starch concentrations with either canola meal or soybean meal as the protein supplement. Journal of Dairy Science. 102(9):7970–7979. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-15760.

Short communication: Meta-analysis of dairy cows fed conventional sorghum or corn silages compared to brown midrib sorghum silage Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sanchez-Duarte, J.I., Kalscheur, K., Garcia, A.D., Contreras-Govea, F.E. 2019. Short communication: Meta-analysis of dairy cows fed conventional sorghum or corn silages compared to brown midrib sorghum silage. Journal of Dairy Science. 102(1):419-425. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-14552.

Production of dairy cows fed distillers dried grains with solubles in low- and high-forage diets Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ranathunga, S.D., Kalscheur, K., Anderson, J.L., Herrick, K.J. 2018. Production of dairy cows fed distillers dried grains with solubles in low- and high-forage diets. Journal of Dairy Science. 101(12):10886-10898. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2017-14258.

Utilization of silages in the diets of high producing dairy cows: Limitations and opportunities - (Proceedings)
Kalscheur, K., Robinson, P.H., Hatfield, R.D. 2018. Utilization of silages in the diets of high producing dairy cows: Limitations and opportunities. International Silage Conference in XVIII International Silage Conference, Bonn, Germany. Proceedings pages 368-373.

Canola meal for early lactation cows - (Proceedings)
Moore, S.A.E. and K.F. Kalscheur. 2018. Canola meal for early lactation cows. Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, Dubuque, Iowa. Symposium Proceedings pages 149-151.

Canola meal, a proven advantage in various diet formulations - (Proceedings)
Kalscheur, K.F. and S.A.E. Moore. 2018. Canola meal, a proven advantage in various diet formulations. Proceedings of the Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, Dubuque, Iowa, Symposium Proceedings Pages 145-148.

Production performance in lactating dairy cows fed treated corn stover pelleted with soybean meal or distillers grains - (Abstract Only)

Effect of source and processing of protein feedstuffs pelleted with treated corn stover in dairy cow diets - (Abstract Only)

Replacing cereal grains starch with non-forage fiber in diets of dairy cows: A meta-analysis - (Abstract Only)

Evaluation of a limit feeding strategy with canola or soybean meals on dairy cow performance - (Abstract Only)

Infusion of butyrate affects plasma glucose, butyrate, and ß-hydroxybutyrate but not plasma insulin in lactating dairy cows Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Herrick, K.J., Hippen, A.R., Kalscheur, K., Schingoethe, D.J., Ranathunga, S.D., Anderson, J.L., Moreland, S.C., Van Eys, J.E. 2018. Infusion of butyrate affects plasma glucose, butyrate, and ß-hydroxybutyrate but not plasma insulin in lactating dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science. 101:3524–3536. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2017-13842.

Canola meal versus soybean meal in dairy cow diets - (Proceedings)

Replacing starch with non-forage fiber sources in dairy cow diets - (Proceedings)