Dan Schaefer

Emeritus Professor - Nutrition

BS, Meat & Animal Science, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1973
MS, Meat & Animal Science, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1975
Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois-Urbana, 1979

Evaluation of factors that increase beef production in grazing systems and to examine strategies for feedlot management that enhance animal health, production efficiency and food safety.

Recent Publications

Karls, C. W., D. K. Combs, M. Liou, and D. M. Schaefer. 2022. Alfalfa biotypes with putative enhanced cell wall digestibility and effects on performance of growing beef steers. Transl. Anim. Sci. 6:1-10. doi: 10.1093/tas/txac032

Karls, C. W., K. J. Shinners, and D. M. Schaefer. 2022. Intake of corn stover botanical parts by growing and finishing beef steers. Transl. Anim. Sci. 6:1-17. doi.org/10.1093/tas/txac055

Moreira, L. C., T. L. Passafaro, D. M. Schaefer, and G. J. M. Rosa. 2021. The effect of life history events on carcass merit and price of cull dairy cows. J. Anim. Sci. 99 (no. 1):1-13.  doi:10.1093/jas/skaa401

Moreira, L. C., G. J. M. Rosa, and D. M. Schaefer. 2021. Beef production from cull dairy cows: a review from culling to consumption. J. Anim. Sci. 99 (no. 7):1-18.
doi: 10.1093/jas/skab192

Nieman C. C., M. P. Popp, D. M. Schaefer, K. A. Albrecht, and J. G. Franco. 2020. A simulation study on the effects of sod-seeding annuals into perennial cool season pasture on cow-calf operation economics in the Upper Midwest. J. Amer. Soc. Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers pp. 165-174.

Nieman, C. C., K. A. Albrecht, and D. M. Schaefer. 2020. Corn and sudangrass intercropped with Kura clover for Midwestern pastures. Agron. J. 112:2905-2915. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20244

Nieman, C. C., D. M. Schaefer, M. Maroney, K. Nelson, and K. A. Albrecht. 2020. Hepatogenous photosensitivity outbreak after coccidiosis in grazing Holstein steers. Vet. Sci. 7 (4):186. doi: 10.3390/vetsci7040186

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

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.

Picasso, V. D., D. M. Schaefer, P. Modernel, and L. Astigarraga. 2017. Ecological intensification of beef grazing systems. Grassland Sci. Eur. 22:218-220.

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

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.
DOI 10.1007/s00253-013-5143-z

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.