Learn a little more about one of the White Lab Graduate Students . . .

Learn more about Tawny in this Departmental feature!


Series of Articles in Feedstuffs on Choline and Transition Cow Liver Health

See the series of articles for quick reads on the biology of choline and how it aids in liver fat metabolism in dairy cows. The first (Ric Grummer) and second (Roselinde Goselink and Heather White) were published in December 2015 and the third article (Heather White) is expected to be published early in 2016.

Congrats Frankie!

Congrats to Frankie for successfully defending her MS! Frankie was the VitaPlus Fellow and she will begin working full-time with VitaPlus in January. Great Job Frankie!

Congratulations Tawny!

Congrats to Tawny Chandler, MS! Tawny did a great job defending her MS degree and is now officially working on her doctorate!


How is our research being used on commercial dairies?


The KetoMonitor is being used on commercial dairies around the state. Read about it in this Progressive Dairyman article:Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 12.23.03 PM

Joint Annual Meetings 2015

The Annual meetings were a busy week for the White Lab. We presented six abstracts which are listed on the presentations page of this website. All of the students did a GREAT job presenting their research!


Amino Acid University


Many UW Dairy Science graduate students spent the weekend learning about protein and amino acid metabolism. After 16-h of research-based lecture and discussion by several invited speakers and UW faculty, they are still smiling! Thank you to Adisseo for sponsoring the workshop!

AAU Participants:


White Lab: IMG956353

2015 ADSA ASAS Joint Annual Meetings are only days away!

We will be busy presenting what we have been busy working on! If you are going to JAM, see the White lab at one of these abstract presentations:Screen Shot 2015-07-09 at 1.03.11 PM

Four-State Nutrition Conference

Several of the White Lab members attended part or all of the Four-State Nutrition Conference. With record-breaking attendance there was a lot to learn and many people to meet!

I presented two talks:

Hepatic Methyl Metabolism: Influencing Success During the Transition to Lactation Period during the Transition Nutrition Mini-Symposium


Using the KetoMonitor to access cow and milk data to manage herd-level ketosis prevalence during the Thursday breakout sessions.

Proceedings and recorded presentations will be available soon in the On-Farm Resources Section!

Congratulations Courtney!

Courtney McCourt received the WALSAA Outstanding Sophomore Award! This award from the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association recognizes Courtney’s hard work in and out of the classroom. Great job Courtney!