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The William H Miner Agricultural Research Institute

Rick Grant


Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Ph.D., Ruminant Nutrition

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
B.S., Animal Science

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)
  • American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Feed Ingredients Association
  • Northeast Ag and Feed Alliance Board
  • Feed Analysis Consortium Board
  • Vermont Feed Dealers and Manufacturers Board
  • Gamma Sigma Delta
  • Dairy Shrine
  • New York Farm Bureau
  • Clinton County Extension Board
  • The Development Corporation of Clinton County (TDC) Board
  • Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Board
  • Rotary International

Adjunct Faculty Appointments

  • University of Vermont, Department of Animal Science
  • Cornell University, Department of Animal Science
  • Plattsburgh State University, Earth and Environmental Science

Course Involvement

  • ANSC 234  Advanced Dairy Management at University of Vermont
  • ENV 440  Agriculture and Environment at SUNY-Plattsburgh

Research Interests

  • Forage and Nonforage Sources of Fiber
  • Carbohydrate Nutrition
  • Dairy Cattle Behavior

Personal Experience

  • President – William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, 2003 to present
  • Professor - University of Nebraska, 2001 to 2003
  • Associate Professor - University of Nebraska, 1995 to 2001
  • Assistant Professor - University of Nebraska, 1990 to 1995
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist - University of Wisconsin, Madison. 1989 to 1990
Rick Grant

Rick Grant

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Selected Publications

Grant, R. J., and J. L. Albright. 2000. Feeding behaviour. Pages 365-382 in Farm Animal Metabolism and Nutrition. J.P.F. D’Mello, ed. CABI Publ., New York, NY.

Sniffen, C. J., C. S. Ballard, M. P. Carter, K. W. Cotanch, H. M. Dann, R. J. Grant, P. Mandebvu, M. Suekawa, and S. A. Martin. 2006. Effects of malic acid on microbial efficiency and metabolism in continuous culture of rumen contents on performance of midlactation dairy cows. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 127:13-31.

Dann, H. M., M. P. Carter, K. W. Cotanch, C. S. Ballard, T. Takano, and R. J. Grant. 2007. Effect of partial replacement of forage neutral detergent fiber with byproduct neutral detergent fiber in close-up diets on periparturient performance of dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 90:1789-1801.

Grant, R. J. 2007. Ethanol byproducts: dairy. Encyclopedia of Animal Sciences. Ed W.G. Pond and A. W. Bell. Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK.

Hill, C. T., P. D. Krawczel, H. M. Dann, C. S. Ballard, R. C. Hovey, W. A. Falls, and R. J. Grant. 2009. Effect of stocking density on the short-term behavioral responses of dairy cows. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 117: 144-149.

Krawczel, P. D., C. T. Hill, H. M. Dann, and R. J. Grant. 2008. Effect of stocking density on indices of cow comfort. J. Dairy Sci. 91:1903-1907.

Grant, R.J., H. M. Dann, C. S. Ballard, and E. Thomas. 2008. Comparison of brown midrib sorghum sudangrass silage with corn silage on lactational performance and nutrient digestibility in Holstein dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 91:307-317.