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EDUCATION:

BS, Meat & Animal Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1973
MS, Meat & Animal Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1975
PhD, Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois-Urbana , 1979

TEACHING:

AnSci 431 Beef Cattle Production

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Shutske J. M., R. A. Larson, D. M.Schaefer, and L. Y. Binversie, S. Rifleman, and C. Skjolaas. Notes from the Field: Death of a Farm Worker After Exposure to Manure Gas in an Open Air Environment — Wisconsin, August 2016. 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 66:861–862. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6632a6

Shutske, J. M., D. Schaefer, R. Larson, K. Erb, C. Skjolaas, S. Leonard, J. Nelson, E. Binversie, and S. Rifleman. 2018. Investigation of a worker death while agitating manure in a non-enclosed storage. J Agromedicine. 23:10-19.

Nieman, C. C., K. D. Floate, R.-A. Düring, A. P. Heinrich, D. K. Young, and D. M. Schaefer. 2018. Eprinomectin from a sustained release formulation adversely affected dung breeding insects. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0201074. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201074.

Nieman, C. C., K. A. Albrecht, and D. M. Schaefer. 2019. Temporal composition of alfalfa-grass pastures and productivity response of Holstein steers. Agron. J. 111:686-693. doi:10.2134/agronj2018.06.0375

Schaefer, M. R., K. A. Albrecht and D. M. Schaefer. 2014. Stocker steer performance on tall fescue or meadow fescue alone or in binary mixture with white clover. Agron. J. 106:1902-1910.

Lin, M., W. Guo, Q. Meng, D. M. Stevenson, P. J. Weimer and D. M. Schaefer. 2013. Changes in Rumen Bacterial Community Composition in Steers in Response to Dietary Nitrate. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 97: 8719-8727.

Lin, M., D. M. Schaefer, G. Q. Zhao and Q. X. Meng. 2013. Effects of nitrate adaptation by rumen inocula donors and substrate fiber proportion on in vitro nitrate disappearance, methanogenesis, and rumen fermentation acid. Animal 7:1099-1105.

Shinners, K. J., G. C. Boettcher, D. M. Schaefer and A. M. Troutman. 2013. Cattle preference for hay from round bales with different wrap types. Prof. Anim. Sci. 29:665-670.

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