Field Testing


Field TestingTMR


To complete our research, we collect physical samples and data on participating dairies, after which, the samples & data are analyzed and studied. This process allows us to better understand dairy industry’s needs and provide accurate information to the animal agriculture and research communities.  The following articles provide some of the results of our field testing research.  They are listed in date order, from earliest publication to the latest.

Rossow, H. A., and S. S. Aly. 2013 Variation in nutrients formulated and nutrients supplied on 5 California dairies. J. Dairy Sci. 96:7371-7381.

Acetoze, G., and H. A. Rossow. 2014. Fatty Acid Composition of Backfat, Intermuscular, KPH and Tail Fat Depot Sites of Angus Steers Finished on Grass or High Grain Diets. J. Food Res. 2:109-117.

Rossow, H. A., D. DeGroff, and M. Parsons. 2014. Performance of dairy cows administered probiotic (ProDairyTR) in water troughs. Prof.  An. Sci. 30:527-533.

Rossow, H. A., and C. C. Calvert. 2014. Modeling Obesity from a biochemistry perspective. J. Nutr. 144:1650-1657.

Acetoze G., K. L. Weber, J. J. Ramsey, and H. A. Rossow. 2015. Relationship between liver mitochondrial respiration and proton leak kinetics in low and high RFI steers from two lineages of RFI Angus bulls. ISRN Vet. Sci. 194014 doi:10.1155/2015/194014

Acetoze G., R. Kurzbard, K. C. Klasing, J. J. Ramsey, and H. A. Rossow. 2016. Oxygen Consumption, Respiratory Control Ratio (RCR) and Mitochondrial Proton Leak of broilers with and without growth enhancing levels of minerals supplementation challenged with Eimeria maxima (Ei).  J  Ani. Physiol. An. Nutr. (Berl),

Rossow, H. A., T. Riordan, and A. Riordan. 2017. Effects of addition of a live yeast product on dairy cattle performance. J. Applied An. Res. doi:10.1080/09712119.2017.1281810

Acetoze, G., J. Champagne, J. J. Ramsey, and H. A. Rossow. 2017. Liver mitochondrial oxygen consumption and efficiency of milk production in lactating Holstein cows supplemented with Copper, Manganese and Zinc. J. Ani. Physiol. An. Nutr. (Berl),

Old, C. A., H. A. Rossow, I. Lean, and T. R. Famula. 2018. Energetic efficiency and the first law: The California Net Energy System Revisited. J. An. Sci. doi:10.1093/jas/sky322

Rossow, H. A., G. Acetoze, J. D. Champagne, and J. J. Ramsey. 2018. Measuring liver mitochondrial oxygen consumption and proton leak kinetics to estimate mitochondrial respiration in Holstein dairy cattle. J of Visualized Exp. doi:10.3791/58387

Johnson, A. C. B., and H. A. Rossow.  2018. Effects of two equine digestive as supplements on hind gut health. Translational An. Sci.

Niesen, A. M., and H. A. Rossow. 2018. The effects of breed, ADG and time point on PBMC mitochondrial enzyme activity in pre-wean dairy calves. J. Dairy Sci.

Davis, J. H., and H. A. Rossow. 2018. The use of ultrasound for the assessment of muscle area and depth in postmortem preweaned Holstein calves. Translational An. Sci.

Old, C. A., I. Lean, and H. A. Rossow. 2019. Mathematical absurdities in the California Net Energy System. Translational An. Sci. 3(3):1018-1028.

Golder, H.M., H.A. Rossow and I.J. Lean. 2019. Effects of in-feed enzymes on milk production and components, reproduction, and health in dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science DOI:

Garrod, M.G., H.A. Rossow, C.C. Calvert, J.W. Miller, R. Green, B.A. Buchholz and L.H. Allen. 2019. 14C-cobalamin absorption in humans assessed by intrinsically-labeling chicken eggs. Nutrients

Naranjo, A., A. Johnson, H.A. Rossow and E. Kebreab. 2019. Environmental impact of the California dairy industry over 50 years. Journal of Dairy Science

Rossow, H.A., H.M. Golder and I.J. Lean. 2020. Variation in milk production, milk fat, protein, and lactose responses to exogenous feed enzymes. Applied Animal Science

Mitchell, K.E., H. A. Rossow. 2020. Effects of a glucose precursor supplement fed to Holstein and Jersey cows during the transition on ketosis incidence and milk production. EC Veterinary Science 5:1-13.