Michael M. Schutz Publications

Refereed Articles

Thompson, N.M., N. Olynk Widmar, M.M. Schutz, J.B. Cole, and C.A. Wolf. 2017. Economic  and social considerations of breeding for polled cows versus dehorning. J. Dairy Sci. 100:4941-4952.

Abdelfattah, E.M., M.M. Karousa, M.M. Schutz, D.C. Lay, Jr., J.N. Marchant-Forde, and S.D. Eicher. 2015. Acute phase cytokines, TAC1, and Toll-like receptor4 mRNA expression and health associated with group size in veal calves. Vet. Immunol. and Immunopathol. 164(3-4):118-26.

LaFollette, L.K., N.A. Knobloch, M.M. Schutz, and C.M. Brady. 2015. Consumers’ motivations and dairy production beliefs regarding participation in an educational dairy farm event. J. Agric. Educ. 56(2), 153-169.

Cutshaw, R.L., A.P. Schinckel, M.M. Schutz, J.S. Fix, M. Brubaker, and M.E. Einstein. 2014. Sources of variation in purebred pig growth, live ultrasound backfat, and loin muscle area. Prof. Anim. Sci. 30:534-542.

Cutshaw, R.L., A.P. Schinckel, M.M. Schutz, J. Fix, and M. Einstein. 2014. Relationships among sow productivity traits within purebred and crossbred litters. Livest. Sci.

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

Schroer, R.C., T.D. Nennich, T.S. Dennis, M.M. Schutz, S.S. Donkin, and D. Little. 2014. Intake and growth of prepubertal dairy heifers fed reduced-fat dried distillers grains. Prof. Anim. Sci. 30:93-98.

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

Eicher, S.D., D.C. Lay, Jr., J.D. Arthington, and M.M. Schutz. 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. [Selected as one of  top 10 papers of 2013 that "increase our understanding of the pathophysiology of disease or change the way we diagnose, treat, and control disease of food animals" by Annual Conf. of the Amer. College of Vet. Internal Med.]

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

Navarro, J.I., L.J. Unruh Snyder, R.P. Lemenager, M.C. Claeys, M.M. Schutz, S.S. Donkin, T.R. Johnson, K. Foster, M. Marshall, D. Buckmaster, and S.L. Lake. 2011. Resources inventory of beef and dairy operations for the use of ethanol coproducts. J. Extension 49, No. 2, 16 p.

Bewley, J.M., M.D. Boehlje, A.W. Gray, H. Hogeveen, S.J. Kenyon, S.D. Eicher, and M.M. Schutz. 2010. Assessing the potential value for an automated dairy cattle body condition scoring system through stochastic simulation. Agric. Finance Rev. 70:126-150.

Bewley, J.M., M.D. Boehlje, A.W. Gray, H. Hogeveen, S.J. Kenyon, S.D. Eicher, and M.M. Schutz. 2010. Stochastic simulation using @Risk for dairy business investment decisions. Agric. Finance Rev. 70:97-125.

Bewley, J.M., R.E. Boyce, J. Hockin, L. Munksgaard, S.D. Eicher, M.E. Einstein, and M.M. Schutz. 2010. Influence of milk yield, stage of lactation and body condition on dairy cattle lying behaviour using an automated activity monitoring sensor. J. Dairy Res. 77:1-6.

Bewley, J.M., R.E. Boyce, D.J. Roberts, M.P. Coffey, and M.M. Schutz. 2010. Comparison of two methods of assessing dairy cow body condition score. J. Dairy Res. 77:95-98.

O’Driscoll, K., S.D. Eicher, M.M. Schutz, and A.C. Lossie. 2009. The effect of floor surface on dairy cow immune function and locomotion score. J. Dairy Sci.. 92:4249-4261.

Bewley, J.M., M.E. Einstein, M.W. Grott, and M.M. Schutz. 2008. Comparison of reticular and rectal core-body temperatures in lactating dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 91:4661-4672.

Bewley, J.M., M.W. Grott, M.E. Einstein, M.M. Schutz. 2008. Impact of intake water temperatures on reticular temperatures of lactating dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 91:3880-3887.

Bewley, J.M., A.M. Peacock, O. Lewis, R.E. Boyce, D.J. Roberts, M.P. Coffey, S.J. Kenyon, and M.M. Schut. 2008.  Potential for estimation of body condition scores in dairy cattle from digital images J. Dairy Sci. 91: 3439-3453.

Bewley, J.M., and M.M. Schutz. 2008. An interdisciplinary review of body condition scoring for dairy cattle. Prof. Anim. Sci. 24:507-529. [Second most cited article in journal for 2010].

Kalbasi, A., M. Schutz, and W. Auvermann. 2008. Carcass rendering systems for farm mortalities: A review. J. Env. Eng. and Sci. 7:199-211.

Wilcox, C.S., M.M. Schutz, D.C. Lay, S.S. Donkin, and S.D. Eicher. 2008. Short communication: Effect of temporary glycosuria on molasses consumption in Holstein calves. J. Dairy Sci. 91:3607-3610.

Daniels, K.J., S.S. Donkin, S.D. Eicher, E.A. Pajor, and M.M. Schutz. 2007. Effects of prepartum milking on production and health of first calf heifers. J. Dairy Sci. 90:2293-2301.

Eicher, S.D., M. Schutz, F. Kearney, S. Willard, S. Bowers, S. Gandy and K. Graves. 2007. Prepartum milking effects on parlour behaviour, endocrine and immune responses in Holstein heifers. J. Dairy Res. 74:418-425.

Fahey, A.G., M.M. Schutz, D.L. Lofgren, T.S. Stewart, A.P. Schinckel. 2007. Genotype by environment interaction for production traits while accounting for heteroscedasticity. J. Dairy Sci. 90:3889-3899.

Eicher S.D., H.W. Cheng, A.D. Sorrells, and M.M. Schutz. 2006. Short Communication: Behavioral and physiological indicators of sensitivity or chronic pain following tail docking. J. Dairy Sci. 89:3047-3051.

Schutz, M.M., and J.S. Ayres. 2005. Extension’s role in conflict resolution and consumer education. J. Appl. Poult. Res. 14:406-413.

Kearney, J.F., M.M. Schutz, and P.J. Boettcher. 2004. Genotype by environment interaction in grazing versus confinement dairy production. II. Health and reproduction. J. Dairy Sci. 87:510-516.

Kearney, J.F., M.M. Schutz, P.J. Boettcher, and K.A. Weigel. 2004. Genotype by environment interaction in grazing versus confinement dairy production. Milk production traits. J. Dairy Sci. 87:501-509.

Boettcher, P.J., J. Fatehi, and M.M. Schutz. 2003. Genotype-by-environment interactions in conventional versus pasture-based dairies in Canada. J. Dairy Sci.86:383-406.

Schutz, M.M., and E.M. Pajor. 2001. Control of dairy cattle behavior. J. Dairy Sci. 84(E. Suppl.): E31-E38.

Norman, H.D., T.R. Meinert, M.M. Schutz, and J.R. Wright. 1995. Age and seasonal effects on Holstein yield for four regions of the United States over time. J. Dairy Sci. 78:1855-1861.

Schutz, M.M., P.M. VanRaden, G.R. Wiggans, and H.D. Norman. 1995. Standardization of lactation means of somatic cell scores for calculation of genetic evaluations. J. Dairy Sci. 78:1843-1854.

Schutz, M.M. 1994. Genetic evaluation of somatic cell scores for United States dairy cattle. J. Dairy Sci. 78:2113-2129.

Schutz, M.M., A.E. Freeman, C.M. Koehler, G.L. Lindberg, and D.C. Beitz. 1994. The effect of mitochondrial DNA on milk production and health of dairy cattle. Livest. Prod. Sci. 37:283-295.

Schutz, M.M., P.M. VanRaden, and G.R. Wiggans. 1994. Genetic variation in lactation means of somatic cell scores for six breeds of dairy cattle. J. Dairy Sci. 77:284-293.

Shook, G.E., and M.M. Schutz. 1994. Selection on somatic cell score to improve resistance to mastitis in the US. J. Dairy Sci. 77:648-658.

Miller, R.H., M.J. Paape, L.A. Fulton, and M.M. Schutz. 1993. Relation of milk somatic cell count to milk yields for Holstein heifers after first calving. J. Dairy Sci. 76: 728-733.

Schutz, M.M., A.E. Freeman, G.L. Lindberg, and D.C. Beitz. 1993. Effects of maternal lineages grouped by mitochondrial DNA genotypes on milk yield and composition. J. Dairy Sci. 76:621-629.

Schutz, M.M., P.M. VanRaden, P.J. Boettcher, and L.B. Hansen. 1993. Relation between somatic cell score and type trait evaluations of Holstein sires. J. Dairy Sci. 76:658-663.

Schutz, M.M., A.E. Freeman, D.C. Beitz, and J.E. Mayfield. 1992. The importance of maternal lineages on milk yield traits of dairy cattle. J. Dairy Sci. 75:1331-1341.

Schutz, M.M., L.B. Hansen, G.R. Steuernagel, and A.L. Kuck. 1990. Variation of milk, fat, protein, and somatic cells for dairy cattle. J. Dairy Sci. 73:484-493.

Schutz, M.M., L.B. Hansen, G.R. Steuernagel, J.K. Reneau, and A.L. Kuck. 1990. Genetic parameters for somatic cells, protein, and fat in milk of Holsteins. J. Dairy Sci. 73:494-502.

Brown, D.R., C.M. Koehler, G.L. Lindberg, A.E. Freeman, J.E. Mayfield, A.M. Meyers, M.M. Schutz, and D.C. Beitz. 1989. Molecular analysis of cytoplasmic genetic variation in Holstein cows. J. Anim. Sci. 67:1926-1932.

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Non-refereed Manuscripts (in last 10 years)

Bewley, J.M., M.D. Boehjle, A.W. Gray, H. Hogeveen, S.D. Eicher, and M.M. Schutz. 2009. Modeling precision dairy farming technology investment decisions. In: Bregt, A., Wolfert, S., Wien, J.E., Lokhorst, C. (Eds.), EFITA Conf. ’09. Proc. of the 7th EFITA Conf., Wageningen, The Netherlands, 6-8 July 2009, Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen. (pp. 107-114).

Bewley, J.M., and M.M. Schutz. 2009. Potential of using new technology for estimating body condition scores. Proc. Tri-State Dairy Nutr. Conf., Fort Wayne, IN.

Schutz, M.M., and J.M. Bewley. 2009. Implications of changes in core body temperature. Proc. Tri-State Dairy Nutr. Conf., Ft. Wayne, IN.

Russell, M., and M. Schutz. 2008. Animal Sciences Extension informs public policy. Natl. Scientific Symp., Opportunities and Perspectives in Animal Production, Iasi, Romania.

Schmelz, N.S., S. Lake, R.P. Lemenager, D. Buckmaster, M.M. Schutz, and S.S. Donkin. 2008. Feeding value of wet distillers grains for lactating dairy cows when co-ensiled with corn silage or haycrop silage. Proc. Purdue Univ. Forage Day.

Schutz, M.M. 2011. Changes in standards for milk quality and how they will affect your clients. Proc. Tri-State Dairy Nutr. Conf., Ft. Wayne, IN.

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Research Abstracts (in last 10 years)

Eicher, S.D., M.M. Schutz, and J.N. Marchant-Forde. 2017. Reduced chronic pain by rubber flooring alters leukocyte populations, phenotypes, and response to substance P of dairy cows. Soc. for Leukocyte Biol.

Eicher, S.D., E.B. Silva, M.M. Schutz, and J.N. Marchant-Forde. 2016. Leukocyte response to chronic pain in dairy cows. Internatl. Vet. Immunol. Conf.

Abdelfattah, E.M., M.M. Schutz, D.C. Lay Jr., J.N. Marchant-Forde, and S.D. Eicher. 2013. Group size alters postures, maintenance, oral, locomotion and social behaviors of veal calves. Joint Annual Meeting.

Abdelfattah, E.M., M.M. Schutz, D.C. Lay Jr., J.N. Marchant-Forde, and S.D. Eicher. 2013. Group size did not affect production, physiological, and hematological, and had transient effects on health indicators of welfare of veal calves. Joint Annual Meeting.

Sheehy, M.R., F.J. Mulligan, M.M. Schutz, M.A. Crowe, S.P.M. Aungier, and A.G. Fahey. 2013. The effect of body condition score change 15 days prior to calving on lactation curve and production parameters in grazing dairy cows in Ireland. Joint Annual Meeting.

Widmar, N.J., M. M. Schutz, and J. B. Cole. 2013. Breeding for polled dairy cows versus dehorning: Preliminary cost assessments and discussion. Joint Annual Meeting.

Lang, D., M.M. Schutz, and J.M. Bewley. 2012. Stochastic simulation of the impact of commodity price variation on mastitis costs. J. Dairy Sci. 95 (Suppl. 1).

Gay, K.D., N.J. Olynk, T.D. Nennich, A.P. Schinckel, and M.M. Schutz. 2012. Development of a merit-based genetic selection index for dairy grazing systems. J. Dairy Sci. 95 (Suppl. 1).

Schutz, M.M. 2012. Genetic selection for optimal milk yield and quality in US grazing systems. Proc. European Assoc. for Animal Prod. (Abstr.).

Schutz, M.M., J.M. Bewley, and J.R. Townsend. 2012. Precision dairy technology – Use of cow-side technologies for improving management. J. Dairy Sci. 89(E-Suppl. 3):128. (Abstr.).

Schutz, M.M., V. Maciuc, and K.D. Gay. 2012. Survey of genetic selection on pasture-based dairy farms in the USA and Romania. Proc. European Assoc. for Animal Prod. (Abstr.).

Gay, K.D., T.D. Nennich, and M.M. Schutz. 2011. Survey of genetic selection practices on pasture-based dairy farms in the US. J. Dairy Sci. 94 (Suppl. 1).

Hoeing, K.A., M.A. Laws, T.S. Dennis, M.M. Schutz, S.D. Eicher, and T.D. Nennich. 2011. Effects of different flooring options in outside pens of hutches on dairy calf growth. J. Dairy Sci. 94 (Suppl. 1).

Laws, M.A., K.A. Hoeing, T.S. Dennis, M.M. Schutz, M.W. Grott, and T.D. Nennich. 2011. Use of infrared temperature guns to determine body temperatures of dairy calves. J. Dairy Sci. 89(E-Suppl. 3):128. (Abstr.)

Schutz, M.M. and H.D. Norman. 2011. Verification of factors to estimate daily milk yield from one milking of cows milked twice daily. J. Dairy Sci. 94 (Suppl. 1).

Bewley, J.M. and M.M. Schutz. 2010. Assessing the potential economic value of an automated temperature monitoring system using stochastic simulation. J. Dairy Sci. 93 (Suppl. 1).

Eicher, S.D., D.C. Lay, Jr., J.D. Arthington, and M.M. Schutz. 2010. Rubber flooring impact on health of dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 93 (Suppl. 1).

Eicher, S.D. and M.M. Schutz. 2010. Rubber flooring impact on production and retention of dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 93 (Suppl. 1).

Gay, K.D. , S.D. Eicher, C S. Wilcox, J.A. Bridges, M.H. Rostagno, S.E. Charley, M.J. Grott,
R.E. Williams, and M.M. Schutz. 2010. Effect of bedding material on flies, and behavior and innate immunity of calves reared in hutches. J. Dairy Sci. 93 (Suppl. 1).

Gay, K. D., S.D. Eicher, C.S. Wilcox, J.A. Bridges, M.H. Rastagno, S.E. Charley, and M.M. Schutz. 2010. Effect of bedding material on performance, health, and hide contamination of calves reared in hutches. Midwest ADSA/ASAS Annual Mtg. J. Dairy Sci. 93:19.

Pezzanite, L.M., T.S. Dennis, R.C. Schroer, M.M. Schutz, S D. Eicher, and T.D. Nennich. 2010. Effects of increased hutch ventilation on dairy calf performance. J. Dairy Sci. Midwest ADSA/ASAS Annual Mtg. J. Dairy Sci. 93:6.

Schmelz, N.S., M.M. Schutz, T.D. Nennich, R.P. Lemenager, D. Buckmaster, and S.S. Donkin. 2010. Effects of re-ensiling corn silage or haycrop silage with wet distillers grains with solubles on aerobic stability of feed mixtures. Midwest ADSA/ASAS Annual Mtg. J. Dairy Sci. 93:35.

Schutz, M.M., J.M. Bewley, and H.D. Norman. 2010. Derivation of factors to estimate daily milk yield from one milking of cows milked three times daily. J. Dairy Sci. 93 (Suppl. 1).

Schutz, M.M. and H.D. Norman. 2010. Derivation of factors to estimate daily, fat, protein, and somatic cell score from one milking of cows milked three times daily J. Dairy Sci. 93 (Suppl. 1).

Bewley, J.M., M.E. Einstein, M.W. Grott, and M.M. Schutz. 2009. Deviation of reticular temperatures in association with mastitis and estrus. J. Dairy Sci. 92 (Suppl. 1):209.

Schutz, M.M., J.M. Bewley, and H.D. Norman. 2009. Derivation of factors to estimate daily fat, protein, and somatic cell score from one milking of cows milked twice daily. J. Dairy Sci. 92 (Suppl. 1):272.

Bewley, J.M., M.D. Boehlj, A.W. Gray, H. Hogeveen, S.D. Eicher, and M.M. Schutz. 2008. Assessing the potential value of automated body condition scoring using stochastic simulation. J. Dairy Sci. 91 (Suppl. 1):558.

Bewley, J.M., M.D. Boehlje, A.W. Gray, H. Hogeveen, S.D. Eicher, and M.M. Schutz. 2008. A stochastic simulation model for assessment of investments in precision dairy farming technologies: model enhancements and utility demonstration. J. Dairy Sci. 91 (Suppl. 1)557.

Bewley, J.M., M.E. Einstein, M.W. Grott, M.M. Schutz. 2008. Description of factors influencing reticular temperatures in lactating dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 91 (Suppl. 1):469.

Bewley, J.M., and M.M. Schutz. 2008. Automatic body condition scoring: Technical and economical feasibility. Midwest ADSA/ASAS Annual Mtg. J. Dairy Sci. 91:2920.

Eicher, S.D., M.M. Schutz, J.R. Townsend, K J. Daniels, and S.S. Donkin. 2008. Analysis of locomotion scores with altered periparturient management. J. Dairy Sci. 91 (Suppl. 1):404.

Kron, M.B. and M.M. Schutz. 2008. Production, calving, and calf health in lines of dairy cattle selected for high versus low dairy form. J. Dairy Sci. 91 (Suppl. 1):189.

O'Driscoll, K., M.M. Schutz, and S.D. Eicher. 2008. Effect of rubber flooring on cow locomotion and gene expression. J. Dairy Sci. 91 (Suppl. 1):594.

O'Driscoll, K., M.M. Schutz, and S.D. Eicher. 2008. Effect of rubber flooring on cow locomotion and immunological activity. J. Dairy Sci. 91 (Suppl. 1):184.

Schutz, M.M., J.M. Bewley, and H.D. Norman. 2008. Derivation of factors to estimate daily yield from single milkings for Holsteins milked two or three times daily. J. Dairy Sci. 91 (Suppl. 1):106.

Wilcox, C.S., M.M. Schutz, S.S. Donkin, and S.D. Eicher. 2008. Temporary glycosuria alters molasses consumption in Holstein calves. J. Dairy Sci. 91 (Suppl. 1):401.

Bewley, J.M., D.C. Batson, M.W. Grott, and M.M. Schutz. 2007. The impact of intake water temperatures on reticular temperatures of lactating dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 90 (Suppl. 1):330.

Bewley, J.M., R.E. Boyce, L. Munksgaard, C. Drummond, J. Hockin, B. Scott, and M.M. Schutz. 2007. Changes in lying behavior of lactating dairy cows associated with body condition score and milk yield. J. Dairy Sci. 90 (Suppl. 1):418.

Bewley, J.M., R. Boyce, D.J. Roberts, M.P. Coffey, A. Bagnall, and M.M. Schutz. 2007. A comparison of visual and palpation-based body condition scoring systems. J. Dairy Sci. 90 (Suppl. 1):543.

Bewley, J.M., M.W. Grott, D.C. Batson, and M.M. Schutz. 2007. Comparison of reticular and rectal core-body temperatures in lactating dairy cows. Midwest ADSA/ASAS Annual Mtg. J. Dairy Sci. 90:3075.

Bewley, J.M., A. Peacock, O. Lewis, M.P. Coffey, D.J. Roberts, and M.M. Schutz. 2007. Estimation of body condition score in dairy cattle using digital images. Presented at European Assoc. of Anim. Prod.

Johnson, T.R., S.L. Lake, M.M. Schutz, K.E. Ileleji, and R. Lemenager. 2007. Best management decisions about use of co-products from production of ethanol. Bio-diesel, human foods, and corn sweeteners for managers of livestock or dairy cattle in Indiana. Midwest ADSA/ASAS Annual Mtg. J. Dairy Sci. 90:3074.

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