Ruminant Nutrition Research

Cow head

Research Themes include Molecular and Applied Ruminant Nutrition

Molecular Ruminant Nutrition Aspects:

  • Mineral and vitamin metabolism
  • Nutritional requirements of growing muscle and meat quality
  • Transit stress
  • Biological mechanisms explaining differences in feed efficiency

Applied Ruminant Nutrition Aspects:

  • Ethanol co-products in cattle diets
  • Preparing cattle for the feedlot
  • Evaluation of novel ruminant feedstuffs
  • 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