Ruminant Nutrition Research

Cow head

Research Themes include Molecular and Applied Ruminant Nutrition

Molecular Ruminant Nutrition Aspects:

  • Mineral Metabolism
  • Meat Quality
  • Biological mechanisms explaining differences in feed efficiency

Applied Ruminant Nutrition Aspects:

  • Minimizing feed costs
  • Impact of nutrition and management on climate change
  • Ethanol co-products in cattle diets
  • Preparing cattle for the feedlot
  • Timely topics

 


Update:

Our Research facilities include a heated working facility, individual feeding capabilities for 138 head and an open-front building with 60 pens holding 6 head per pen.  There is a feed mill and commodity storage on-site as well as 60 acres of smooth bromegrass pastures divided into 5 acre plots.

Feed Mill

Feed Mill

Exterior of Long Barn

Exterior of Long Barn

Interior of Long Barn

Interior of Long Barn

Animal Metabolism Room in Kildee Hall

Animal Metabolism Room in Kildee Hall