Dairy Management

Faculty and Staff Website

Victor E. Cabrera, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor of Dairy Management
http://dairymgt.uwex.edu/

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Extensive List of Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Aguirre-Villegas, H.A., T.H. Passos-Fonseca, D.J. Reinemann, L.E. Armentano, M.A. Wattiaux, V.E. Cabrera, J.M. Norman, R. Larson. 2015. Green cheese: Partial life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions and energy intensity of integrated dairy production and bioenergy systems. J. Dairy Sci. 98:1571-1592.

Kalantari, A. S., V. E. Cabrera. 2015. Stochastic economic evaluation of dairy farm reproductive performance. Canadian Journal of Animal Science. 95:59-70.

Contreras-Govea, F.E., V.E. Cabrera, L.E. Armentano, R.D. Shaver, P.M. Crump, D.K. Beede, M.J. VandeHaar. 2015. Constraints for nutritional grouping in Wisconsin and Michigan dairy farms. J. Dairy Sci. 98:1336-1344.

Cabrera, V. E. 2014. Economics of fertility in high-yielding dairy cows on confined TMR systems. Animal. 8:211-221.

Akins, M.S., and R. D. Shaver. 2014. Influence of corn silage hybrid type on lactation performance by Holstein dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 97:7811-7820.

Fonseca, A.C., S.M. Fredin, L.F. Ferraretto, C.M. Parsons, P.L. Utterback, and R.D. Shaver. 2014. Short Communication: Intestinal digestibility of amino acids in fluid- and particle-associated rumen bacteria determined using a precision-fed cecectomized rooster bioassay. J. Dairy Sci. 97:3855-3859.

Krpalkova, L, V. E. Cabrera, M. Vacek, M. Stipkova, L. Stadnik, and P. Crump. 2014. Effect of prepubertal and postpubertal growth and age at first calving on production and reproduction traits during the first 3 lactations in Holstein dairy cattle. J. Dairy Sci. 97:3017-3027.

Shahinfar, S, A. Kalantari, V. E. Cabrera, K. Weigel. 2014. Short communication: Prediction of retention pay-off using a Machine Learning algorithm. J. Dairy Sci. 97:2949-2952.

Dutreuil, M., M. Wattiaux, C.A. Hardie, and V.E. Cabrera. 2014. Feeding strategies and manure management for cost-effetive mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from dairy farms in Wisconsin. J. Dairy Sci. 97:5904-5917.

Hardie, C.A., M. Wattiaux, M. Dutreuil, R. Gildersleeve, N.S. Keuler, and V.E. Cabrera. 2014. Feeding strategies on certified organic dairy farms in Wisconsin and their effect on milk production and income over feed costs. J. Dairy Sci. 97:4612-4623.

Krpalkova, L., V.E. Cabrera, J. Kvapilik, J. Burdych, and P. Crump. 2014. Associations between age at first calving, rearing average daily weight gain, herd milk yield and dairy herd production, reproduction and profitability. J. Dairy Sci. 97:6573-6582.

Shahinfar, S., D. Page, J. Guenther, V.E. Cabrera, P. Fricke, K. Weigel. 2014. Prediction of insemination outcomes in Holstein dairy cattle using alternative machine learning algorithms. J. Dairy Sci. 97:731-742.

Cabrera, V.E., and J.O. Giordano. 2013. Evaluating the economic value of changing the reproductive management program for a specific dairy farm. DAIReXNET eXtension. 23 October 2013.

Giordano, J. O., P. M. Fricke, and V. E. Cabrera. 2013. Economics of resynchronization strategies including chemical tests to identify non-pregnant cows. J. Dairy Sci. 96:949-961.

Giordano, J.O., P.M. Fricke, and V.E. Cabrera. 2013. Economics of resynchronization strategies including chemical tests to identify non-pregnant cows. J. Dairy Sci. 96:949-961.

Giordano, J.O., A.S. Kalantari, P.M. Fricke, M.C. Wiltbank, V.E. Cabrera. 2012. A daily herd Markov-chain model to study the reproductive and economic impact of reproductive programs combining timed artificial insemination and estrus detection. J. Dairy Sci. 95:5442-5460.

Kalantari, A. S., and V. E. Cabrera. 2012. The effect of reproductive performance on the dairy cattle herd value assessed by integrating a daily dynamic programming with a daily Markov chain model. J. Dairy Sci. 95:6160–6170.

Cabrera, V. E. 2012. A simple formulation and solution to the replacement problem: A practical tool to assess the economic cow value, the value of a new pregnancy, and the cost of a pregnancy loss. J. Dairy Sci. 95:4683-4698.

Kalantari, A. S., V. E. Cabrera, D. Solis. 2015. A comparison analysis of two alternative dairy cattle replacement strategies: Optimization versus simulation models. Revista Economía Agraria ISSN 0718-9141. 18:12-24.

Chapter Books

Krpálková, L., V. E. Cabrera, J. Kvapilik, J. Burdych, M. Štipková, P. Crump, L. Stádnik, and M. Vacek. 2014. Optimal growth of heifers and effect of milk yield level on dairy herd production, reproduction, and profitability. LAP LAMBERT. Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Deutschland, Germany.

Conference Proceedings

V. E. Cabrera. Sustainable production of dairy farm systems. In Proc. VI Brazilian Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture and III International Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil. 26-27 September 2014.

Cabrera, V. E., and A. Kalantari. 2014. Dietary grouping strategies to improve profitability on dairy farms. In Proceedings. XIX International Congress ANEMBE of Bovine Medicine, pp. 151-159, Oviedo, Spain, 25-27 June 2014. (in Spanish) (Paper) (Presentation) (Presentation in Spanish)

Cabrera, V. E. Using simulators to improve profitability on dairy farms. In Proceedings. XIX International Congress ANEMBE of Bovine Medicine, pp. 160-170, Oviedo, Spain, 25-27 June 2014. (in Spanish) (Paper) (Presentation) (Presentation in Spanish)

Cabrera, V. E. 2014. Economics of fertility in high-yielding dairy cows on confined TMR systems. In Proceedings. International Cow Fertility Conference, New Science – New Practices. Westport, Mayo, Ireland. 18-21 May 2014. (Paper) (Presentation)

Cabrera, V.E and A. Kalantari. 2014. Strategies to improve economic efficiency of the dairy. In Proceedings. Western Dairy Canadian Dairy Seminar. Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Advances in Dairy Technology 26:45-55.

Cabrera, V. E. 2014. Impact of decision support tools available for dairy farm management. Animal Science 92 (E-Suppl. 2):293. (Abstract) (Presentation)

Dutreuil, M., Gildersleeve, R., and V. E. Cabrera. 2012. Dealing with high feed cost: Supplementation on pasture. In Proceedings. 4th Annual World Dairy Expo Grazing Seminars. Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI. 5 October 2012.

Hardie, C. A., V. E. Cabrera, M. Dutreuil, and R. Gildersleeve. 2012. Characterization of certified organic Wisconsin dairy farms: Management practices, feeding regimes, and milk production. In Proceedings UW-Extension Grazing, Teaching, and Technology Conference. US Dairy Forage Research Center, Prairie du Sac, WI. 28 August 2012.

Dutreuil, M., V. E. Cabrera, R. Gildersleeve, and C. A. Hardie. 2012. Factors affecting profitability on Wisconsin dairy farms. In Proceedings UW-Extension Grazing, Teaching, and Technology Conference. US Dairy Forage Research Center, Prairie du Sac, WI. 28 August 2012.

Cabrera, V. E., F. Contreras, R. D. Shaver, L. E. Armentano. 2012. Grouping strategies for feeding lactating dairy cattle. Pp. 40-44 in Proceedings Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference. Dubuque, IA, 13-14 June 2012.

Popular Press Articles

Halbach, Theodore J. 2014. Learning linear evaluation. Hoard’s Dairyman. 10 January, 2014.

Halbach, Theodore J. 2014. Analyzing the frame. Hoard’s Dairyman. 25 January, 2014.

Hardie, C. A., V. E. Cabrera, M. Dutreuil, and R. Gildersleeve. 2012. Characterization of certified organic WI dairy farms: Management, feeding regimes, and milk production. Pp. 20. Midwest Forage Association Forage Focus. December 2012.

Cabrera, V. E. 2012. Free online app lets you calculate the cow value. Pp. 646. Hoard’s Dairyman. 10 October 2012.

Halbach, Theodore J. 2009. PDCA unveils new dairy cow scorecard. Hoard’s Dairyman. 10 August, 2009.