DAIRY CATTLE MANAGEMENT AND NUTRITION.
The overall focuses of the Marcondes Lab are feed evaluation, management strategies, nutrient requirements, and economics of dairy operations. Our research interest also includes the use of alternative feedstuffs to cattle, supplementation of replacement heifers on pasture and feedlots, and calf nutrition and development. Our research program uses an integrated approach by collaborating dairy cattle nutrition, reproduction and behavior. Lastly, we seek to understand the impact of all those strategies in dairy systems by using modeling tools and evaluating economic outcomes.