PDPW Rising Stars

To kick off June (aka Dairy Month), Dr. Heather White, her Ph.D. Candidate Henry Holdorf, and recent alumnus Dr. Ryan Pralle were invited to present their research at the PDPW Rising Stars – Graduate Research Showcase.

Dr. Ryan Pralle presented his PhD work and gave the audience an idea of what he will be doing at UW-Platteville in his research program. Henry presented his research that has recently been published in the Journal of Dairy Science, and gave a sneak peak into what he is hoping to uncover in a study he is currently conducting.

To learn more about Dr. Heather White’s research program and the research that was presented above, check out the “Manuscripts” tab above and look for Holdorf, H.T. and Pralle, R.S. in the 2021 section!

Congratulations Ryan!

Ryan completed and received his Ph.D in Dairy Science Nutrition in July 2020. He will be continuing in academia as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a split appointment between teaching and research. Congratulations and good luck Ryan!!!

Progressive Dairy: Feb 2020

A follow-up article has been published in Progressive Dairy called “Feed efficiency and metabolic health: How might we improve them both in the transition cow?“. Dr. Rafael Caputo Oliveira was also an author for this new article, as it explores the calculated feed and nitrogen efficiency, as well as circulating insulin concentrations during the transition to lactation period. The data comes from the manuscript “Postpartum supplementation of fermented ammoniated condensed whey improved feed efficiency and plasma metabolite profile” which was Editor’s Choice in March 2019 in the Journal of Dairy Science.

This article complements a previous article in which Dr. Heather White and Michael de Veth, Vice President of Fermented Nutrition, explored how and why Glucoboost, the product being discussed, is beneficial to transition cows.


Congratulations Rafael!

Rafael completed and received his Ph.D in Dairy Science Nutrition in December 2019. He will be working for Adisseo as a Technical Service Manager by designing TMRs and feed rations for farms in the Upper Midwest, Northeast, and South territories. Congratulations and good luck Rafael!!!

Congratulations Claira!

Claira received her Master’s degree early May 2019 and has decided to continue her dairy science education by going back to Cornell University to do a Ph.D. with Dr. Jessica McArt. Congratulations and good luck Claira!!!

Congratulations Kristina!

Kristina completed and received her Ph.D. in Dairy Science in April 2019. She will be working for Purina as a consultant on dairy cow nutrition in southwest Wisconsin. Congratulations and good luck Kristina!!!