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Randy Shaver
Professor of Nutrition

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Heather White
Assistant Professor of Nutritional Physiology

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Peer-Reviewed Articles

Lopes, F., D. E. Cook and D. K. Combs. 2015. Validation of an in vitro model for predicting rumen and total-tract fiber digestibility in dairy cows fed corn silages with different in vitro neutral detergent fiber digestibilities at 2 levels of dry matter intake. J. Dairy Sci. 98: 574-585.

Arndt, C., J.M. Powell, M.J. Aguerre, and M.A. Wattiaux. 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. J. Dairy Sci. 98:418–430.

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.

Stoffel, C.M., P.M. Crump, L.E. Armentano. 2015. Effect of dietary fatty acid supplements, varying in fatty acid composition, on milk fat secretion in dairy cattle fed diets supplemented to less than 3% total fatty acids. J. Dairy Sci. 98:431-442.

Bender, R.W., K. S. Hackbart, A. R. Dresch, P. D. Carvalho, L. M. Vieira, P. M. Crump, J. N. Guenther, P. M. Fricke, R. D. Shaver, D. K. Combs and M. C. Wiltbank. 2014. Effects of acute feed restriction combined with targeted use of increasing luteinizing hormone content of follicle-stimulating hormone preparations on ovarian super-stimulation, fertilization, and embryo quality in lactating dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 97: 764-778.

Arndt, C., L.E. Armentano, and M. B. Hall.  2014.  Corn bran versus corn grain at 2 levels of forage: Intake, apparent digestibility, and production responses by lactating dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 97:5676-5687.

Bobeck, E. A., D.K. Combs, and M.E. Cook. 2014. Introductory animal science-based instruction influences attitudes on animal agriculture issues. J. Anim. Sci. 92:856-864.

Lopes, F., P. C. Hoffman and W. Coblentz and D. K. Combs. 2013. Assessment of Heifer grazing experience on short term adaptation to pasture and performance as lactating cows. J. Dairy Sci. 96:3138-3152.

Yao, C., D. M. Spurlock, L. E. Armentano, C. D. Page, M. J. VandeHaar, D. M. Bickhart, and K. A. Weigel. 2013. Random forests approach for identifying additive and epistatic single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with residual feed intake in dairy cattle. J. Dairy Sci. 96:6716-6729.

Melo, L. Q., S. F. Costa, F. Lopes, M. C. Guerreiro, L. E. Armentano, and M. N. Pereira. 2013. Rumen morphometrics and the effect of digesta ph and volume on volatile fatty acid absorption. J. Anim. Sci. 91:1775-1783.

Guo, X. S., D. J. Undersander, and D. K. Combs. 2013. Effect of lactobacillus inoculants and forage dry matter on the fermentation and aerobic stability of ensiled mixed-crop tall fescue and meadow fescue. J. Dairy Sci. 96:1735-1744.

French, E.A., S.J. Bertics, and L.E. Armentano. 2012. Rumen and milk odd- and branched-chain fatty acid proportions are minimally influenced by ruminal volatile fatty acid infusions. J. Dairy Sci. 95:2015-2026.

He, M., K.L. Perfield, H.B. Green, and L.E. Armentano. 2012. Effect of dietary fat blend enriched in oleic or linoleic acid and monensin supplementation on dairy cattle performance, milk fatty acid profiles, and milk fat depression. J. Dairy Sci. 95:1447-1461.

White, H. M., S. L. Koser, and S. S. Donkin. 2011. Characterization of bovine pyruvate carboxylase promoter 1 responsiveness to serum from control and feed-restricted cows. J. Anim. Sci. 89:1763-1768.

White, H. M., S. L. Koser, and S. S. Donkin. 2011. Bovine pyruvate carboxylase 5’ UTR variant expression during transition to lactation and feed restriction in dairy cows. J. Anim. Sci. 89:1881-1892.

White, H. M., S. L. Koser, and S. S. Donkin. 2011. Differential regulation of bovine pyruvate carboxylase promoters by fatty acids and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α agonist. J. Dairy Sci. 94:3428-3436.

White, H. M., S. S. Donkin, M. C. Lucy, T. M. Grala, and J. R. Roche. 2012. Short Communication:  Genetic differences between New Zealand and North American dairy cows alter milk production and glucongeogenic enzyme expression. J. Dairy Sci. 95:455-459.

White, H. M., S. L. Koser, and S. S. Donkin. 2012. Gluconeogenic enzymes are differentially regulated by fatty acid cocktails in Madin-Darby bovine kidney cells. J. Dairy Sci. 95:1249-1256.

White, H. M., A. J. Acton, and R. V. Considine. 2012.  The angiogenic inhibitor TNP-470 decreases caloric intake and weight gain in high fat fed mice. Obesity.  20:2003-2009.

White, H. M., S. L. Koser, and S. S. Donkin.  2012.  Regulation of bovine pyruvate carboxylase mRNA and promoter expression by thermal stress.  J. Anim. Sci.  90:2979-2987.

Carvalho, E. R., N. S. Schmelz-Roberts, H. M. White, C. S. Wilcox, S. D. Eicher, and S. S. Donkin. 2012. Feeding behaviors of transition dairy cows fed glycerol as a replacement for corn. J. Dairy Sci. 95:7214-7224.

Grala, T. M., J. R. Roche, J. K. Kay, A. G. Rius, H. M. White, S. S. Donkin, M. D. Littlejohn, R. G. Snell, and C. V. C. Phyn. 2013.  The expression of genes involved in hepatic metabolism is altered by temporary changes to milking frequency.  J. Dairy Sci.  97:838-850.

Epub. White, H. M., A. J. Acton, M. M. Kamocka, and R. V. Considine.  2014.  Hepatocyte growth factor regulates neovascularization in developing fat pads.  Am. J. Physiol. Endocrinol. Metab. 306:189-196.

Published Online & In Press Corrected Proof Journal of Dairy Science

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.

Tempelman,R.J., D.M. Spurlock, M. Coffey, R.F. Veerkamp, L.E. Armentano, K.A. Weigel, Y. de Haas, C.R. Staples, and others. 2015. Heterogeneity in genetic and nongenetic variation and energy sink relationships for residual feed intake across research stations and countries. J. Dairy Sci. 98:2013-2026.

Hardie, L.C., L.E. Armentano, R.D. Shaver, M.J. VandeHaar, D.M. Spurlock, C. Yao, S.J. Bertics, F.E. Contreras-Govea, K.A. Weigel. 2015. Considerations when combining data from multiple nutrition experiments to estimate genetic parameters of feed efficiency. J. Dairy Sci. 98:2727-2737.

Book Chapter
White, H. M., B. R. Richert, M. A. Latour.  2012. Impacts of Nutrition and Environmental Stressors on Lipid Metabolism. Lipid Metabolism.  Ed. R. Valenzuela.  In Press.

Conference Proceedings

Shaver, Randy. 2014. What’s New with Corn Silage? In Proceedings 2014 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference. Dubuque, IA. 11-12 June 2014.

Popular Press Articles

White, H. M., M. A. Latour, S. S. Donkin, and B. Cousins.  2009. CLA: What is it, and what does it do?  Feedstuffs. April 27:22.