Jeffrey M Bewley - Alltech Inc. - Dairy Housing and Analytics Specialist

Jeffrey M Bewley

Alltech Inc.

Dairy Housing and Analytics Specialist

Elizabethtown, KY | United States

Additional Specialties: Dairy Science

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Jeffrey M Bewley - Alltech Inc. - Dairy Housing and Analytics Specialist

Jeffrey M Bewley

Introduction

Dr. Jeffrey Bewley is from Rineyville, Kentucky where he grew up working on his grandfather's dairy farm. He received a B.S. in Animal Sciences (dairy option) from the University of Kentucky in 1998. In 2000, he completed his M.S. in Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the direction of Dr. Roger Palmer with a focus on dairy modernization. His PhD work under Dr. Mike Schutz at Purdue University focused on the application and economics of Precision Dairy Farming technologies. For 9.5 years, Jeffrey was on the faculty at the University of Kentucky as an Extension Dairy Specialist. He has also worked with IceRobotics, PerforMix Nutrition, and BoviSync. Dr. Bewley is currently Dairy Housing and Analytics Specialist with Alltech.

Jeffrey's professional interest include Precision Dairy Technology, Dairy Records Management and Analytics, Compost Bedded Pack Barn Management and Construction, Freestall Barn Construction, Management, and Modernization, Mastitis Management and Prevention, Economic Decision Support, Animal Health Economics, and Dairy Farm Financial Analysis. Jeffrey Bewley received the American Dairy Science Association Foundation Scholar Award in Production and American Dairy Science Association Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Awards in 2015. He was named to the Vance Publishing 40 Under 40 for Agriculture Award in 2014. He secured over 7.5 million dollars in funding during his research career. He has published over 50 peer reviewed publications, 110 meeting abstracts, and 50 industry magazine publications. He has delivered over 100 invited presentations around the world primarily on precision dairy technologies, compost bedded pack barns, and mastitis management. He is an active member of the American Dairy Science Association and the National Mastitis Council. Dr. Bewley is also a certified CowSignals trainer, a MEX udder health coach, and a Lean Farming trainer. Jeffrey Bewley is a partner in the CowFocused Housing consulting company. Jeffrey pursues his passion for dairy cattle genetics trough breeding and marketing as a lead partner in IceBlue Genetics, BlueCow Genetics, and JBP Genetics.

Primary Affiliation: Alltech Inc. - Elizabethtown, KY , United States

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Education

May 2008
Purdue University
PhD
Aug 2000
University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS
May 1998
University of Kentucky
BS

Publications

35Publications

145Reads

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Technical note: An evaluation of technology-recorded rumination and feeding behaviors in dairy heifers.

J Dairy Sci 2019 Jul 23;102(7):6555-6558. Epub 2019 May 23.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546; Alltech Inc., Nicholasville, KY 40356.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-15635DOI Listing
July 2019
2.573 Impact Factor

Automated estrous detection using multiple commercial precision dairy monitoring technologies in synchronized dairy cows.

J Dairy Sci 2019 Mar 26;102(3):2645-2656. Epub 2019 Jan 26.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546. Electronic address:

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March 2019
17 Reads
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Meloxicam administration either prior to or after parturition: Effects on behavior, health, and production in dairy cows.

J Dairy Sci 2018 Nov 29;101(11):10151-10167. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Department of Dairy Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg 24061. Electronic address:

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November 2018
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Impact of Observed and Controlled Water Intake on Reticulorumen Temperature in Lactating Dairy Cattle.

Animals (Basel) 2018 Oct 31;8(11). Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Cow Focused Housing, Bardstown, KY 40004, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6262428PMC
October 2018
22 Reads

A survey of United States dairy hoof care professionals on costs associated with treatment of foot disorders.

J Dairy Sci 2018 Sep 4;101(9):8313-8326. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

CowFocused Housing, 100 Killarney Drive, Bardstown, KY 40004.

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September 2018
4 Reads
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Animal board invited review: Dairy cow lameness expenditures, losses and total cost.

Animal 2018 Jul 20;12(7):1462-1474. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

2CowFocused Housing,100 Kilarney Drive,Bardstown,KY40004,USA.

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July 2018
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A 100-Year Review: Lactating dairy cattle housing management.

J Dairy Sci 2017 Dec;100(12):10418-10431

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2017-13251DOI Listing
December 2017
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Machine-learning-based calving prediction from activity, lying, and ruminating behaviors in dairy cattle.

J Dairy Sci 2017 Jul 10;100(7):5664-5674. Epub 2017 May 10.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11526DOI Listing
July 2017
2 Reads
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Influence of breed, milk yield, and temperature-humidity index on dairy cow lying time, neck activity, reticulorumen temperature, and rumination behavior.

J Dairy Sci 2017 Mar 18;100(3):2395-2403. Epub 2017 Jan 18.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546. Electronic address:

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March 2017
11 Reads
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Technical note: Evaluation of an ear-attached real-time location monitoring system.

J Dairy Sci 2017 Mar 29;100(3):2219-2224. Epub 2016 Dec 29.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11527DOI Listing
March 2017
1 Read
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Estimating US dairy clinical disease costs with a stochastic simulation model.

J Dairy Sci 2017 Feb 21;100(2):1472-1486. Epub 2016 Dec 21.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546. Electronic address:

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February 2017
3 Reads
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Retention payoff-based cost per day open regression equations: Application in a user-friendly decision support tool for investment analysis of automated estrus detection technologies.

J Dairy Sci 2016 Dec 21;99(12):10182-10193. Epub 2016 Sep 21.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546. Electronic address:

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December 2016
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Development of a noninvasive system for monitoring dairy cattle sleep.

J Dairy Sci 2016 Oct 10;99(10):8477-8485. Epub 2016 Aug 10.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40506. Electronic address:

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October 2016
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A comparison of timed artificial insemination and automated activity monitoring with hormone intervention in 3 commercial dairy herds.

J Dairy Sci 2016 Feb 17;99(2):1506-1514. Epub 2015 Dec 17.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546. Electronic address:

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February 2016
4 Reads
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Short communication: Measuring feed volume and weight by machine vision.

J Dairy Sci 2016 Jan 5;99(1):386-91. Epub 2015 Nov 5.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2014-8964DOI Listing
January 2016
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Behavioral and physiological changes around estrus events identified using multiple automated monitoring technologies.

J Dairy Sci 2015 Dec 28;98(12):8723-31. Epub 2015 Sep 28.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546. Electronic address:

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December 2015
1 Read
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Stall cleanliness and stall temperature of two different freestall bases.

J Dairy Sci 2015 Jun 1;98(6):4206-10. Epub 2015 Apr 1.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546. Electronic address:

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June 2015
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An assessment of producer precision dairy farming technology use, prepurchase considerations, and usefulness.

J Dairy Sci 2015 Jun 16;98(6):4198-205. Epub 2015 Apr 16.

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June 2015
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Effect of a tea tree oil and organic acid footbath solution on digital dermatitis in dairy cows.

J Dairy Sci 2014 31;97(4):2498-501. Epub 2014 Jan 31.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, and. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2013-6776DOI Listing
May 2015
4 Reads
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Compost bedded pack dairy barn management, performance, and producer satisfaction.

J Dairy Sci 2013 ;96(12):8060-74

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April 2015
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The relationship between compost bedded pack performance, management, and bacterial counts.

J Dairy Sci 2014 May 13;97(5):2669-79. Epub 2014 Mar 13.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences. Electronic address:

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May 2014
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Influence of breed, milk production, season, and ambient temperature on dairy cow reticulorumen temperature.

J Dairy Sci 2013 Aug 13;96(8):5072-81. Epub 2013 Jun 13.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40546, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2012-6537DOI Listing
August 2013
5 Reads
2.573 Impact Factor

Short communication: planning considerations for on-farm dairy processing enterprises.

J Dairy Sci 2013 Jul 6;96(7):4519-22. Epub 2013 May 6.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546, USA.

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July 2013
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Characterization of Kentucky dairy producer decision-making behavior.

J Dairy Sci 2013 Jul 28;96(7):4751-8. Epub 2013 Apr 28.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546, USA.

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July 2013
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Changes in teat-end hyperkeratosis after installation of an individual quarter pulsation milking system.

J Dairy Sci 2013 Jun 12;96(6):4041-6. Epub 2013 Apr 12.

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546, USA.

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June 2013
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Producer assessment of dairy extension programming in Kentucky.

J Dairy Sci 2011 May;94(5):2637-47

Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40546, USA.

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May 2011
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Comparison of two methods of assessing dairy cow body condition score.

J Dairy Res 2010 Feb;77(1):95-8

Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022029909990446DOI Listing
February 2010
7 Reads
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Influence of milk yield, stage of lactation, and body condition on dairy cattle lying behaviour measured using an automated activity monitoring sensor.

J Dairy Res 2010 Feb 17;77(1):1-6. Epub 2009 Sep 17.

Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022029909990227DOI Listing
February 2010
16 Reads
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Comparison of reticular and rectal core body temperatures in lactating dairy cows.

J Dairy Sci 2008 Dec;91(12):4661-72

Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.

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December 2008
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Impact of intake water temperatures on reticular temperatures of lactating dairy cows.

J Dairy Sci 2008 Oct;91(10):3880-7

Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.

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October 2008
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Potential for estimation of body condition scores in dairy cattle from digital images.

J Dairy Sci 2008 Sep;91(9):3439-53

Department of Animal Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.

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September 2008
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Producer satisfaction, efficiency, and investment cost factors of different milking systems.

J Dairy Sci 2001 Aug;84(8):1890-8

Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53706, USA.

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August 2001
11 Reads
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Modeling milk production and labor efficiency in modernized Wisconsin dairy herds.

J Dairy Sci 2001 Mar;84(3):705-16

Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53706, USA.

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March 2001
7 Reads
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An overview of experiences of Wisconsin dairy farmers who modernized their operations.

J Dairy Sci 2001 Mar;84(3):717-29

Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53706, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(01)74526-2DOI Listing
March 2001
6 Reads
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A comparison of free-stall barns used by modernized Wisconsin dairies.

J Dairy Sci 2001 Feb;84(2):528-41

Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53706, USA.

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February 2001
11 Reads
2.573 Impact Factor