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Michael M Schutz

Animal Sciences 

  • Professor of Animal Sciences
765.494.8492
765.494.9347
POUL Room 105
125 S. Russell St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2042

College of Agriculture Administration 

  • Asst Dir/Prgm Ldr/Ag & Nat Res/Prof ANSC
  • Assistant Director, Extension

Area of Expertise: Animal Breeding and Genetics, Management, Dairy

Education: B.S. and M.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Iowa State University
Post-doctoral Training: United States Department of Agriculture; National Association of Animal Breeders
Industry Experience: Canadian Beef Improvement, Inc.

Research Program

Extension Program

Teaching
Guest Lectures
Co-advisor for the Purdue University Dairy Club

News Releases

Awards & Honors

(2016) Gary Sorg Memorial Award. Delta Chapter, Delta Theta Sigma.

(2016) Golden Graduate Award. University of minnesota Dairy Club.

(2014) Honorary American FFA Degree. National FFA.

Selected Publications

Gay, K. D., Olynk Widmar, N. J., Nennich, T. D., Schinckel, A. P., Cole, J. B., & Schutz, M. M. (2014). Development of a lifetime merit-based selection index for US dairy grazing systems. Journal of Dairy Science, 97, 4568-4578.

Schutz, M. M., & Widmar, N. (2013). Dairy Situation Improving after Price/Cost Squeeze. in Purdue Agricultural Economics Report. 8.9. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/pubs/paer/pdf/PAER12_2012.pdf

Consumers’ Motivations and Dairy Production Beliefs Regarding Participation in an Educational Dairy Farm Event. (2015). Journal of Agricultural Education, 56(2), 153-169.

Abdelfattah, E., Schutz, M. M., Lay, D., Marchant-Forde, J., & Eicher, S. (2013). Effect of group size on behavior, health, production, and welfare of veal calves. J. Anim. Sci, 91, 5455-5465.

Abdelfattah, E., Karousa, M. M., Schutz, M. M., Lay, Jr., D. C., Marchant-Forde, J. N., & Eicher, S. D. (2015). Acute phase cytokines, TAC1, and Toll-like receptor4 mRNA expression and health associated with group size in veal calves. Veterinary immunology and Immunopathology, 164, 118-126.

Eicher, S., Lay, D., Arthington, J., & Schutz, M. M. (2013). Effects of rubber flooring during the first two lactations on production, locomotion, hoof health, immune functions, and stress. J. Dairy Sci, 96, 3639-3651.

Schutz, M. M., & Ferree, L. (2013). Raw Milk FAQs. (AS-612-W), 9. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/AS/AS-612-W.pdf

Schutz, M. M., & Olynk Widmar, N. J. (2016). Milk prices expected to increase with stable feed costs. Purdue Agricultural Economics Report.

Wilcox, C., Schutz, M. M., Rostagno, M., Lay, Jr., D., & Eicher, S. (2013). Repeated mixing and isolation: measuring chronic, intermittent stress in Holstein calves. J. Dairy Sci, 96, 7223-7233.

Schutz, M. M., Maciuc, V., Gay, K., & Nennich, T. (in press). Survey of Genetic Selection on Pasture-based Dairy Farms in the USA and Romania. In Cattle Husbandry in Eastern Europe and China.

Department of Animal Sciences, 270 S Russell Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-4808

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