Jack McAllister, Ph. D.
Extension Professor, Dairy Cattle Genetics, Systems, and Economics
Department of Animal Sciences
University of Kentucky
404 W.P. Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: (859) 257-7540
FAX: (859) 257-7537
Bachelor of Science, University of Kentucky (1967)
Dairy Science and Agricultural Education
Master of Science, The Ohio State University (1971)
Animal Breeding; Statistics minor
Doctor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University (1975)
Animal Breeding; Statistics and Reproductive Physiology minors
Visiting Scientist, Cornell University, 12 weeks (1976)
Advanced Statistical Genetics
Extension Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Kentucky ... ... 1990- 2000 Associate Extension Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Kentucky ... 1976-1989 Research Scientist, Animal Research Center, Agriculture Canada; Project Leader; Project Leader, National Cooperative Dairy Cattle Breeding Project (NCDCBP); Animal Research Center, Agriculture Canada ...
1976-1984 ..... Program Chairman, Dairy Cattle Breeding an Production Program 1975 - 1976 Post-doctoral Fellow, Animal Research Centre, Agriculture Canada ...... 1972 - 1975 ...... Biometrical Geneticist, DeKalb Ag Research Inc., DeKalb, Illinois
DAIRY EXTENSION PROGRAM
Dairy Decisions and Management.
This one day workshop emphasizes the value to a manager of DHI and other production records and financial records. These records are an essential part of the PLANNING and CONTROLLING functions of management. Key variables in DHI records are reviewed for their use in analysis of herd performance. Balance sheets and income statements are reviewed. Important ratios are explained and their value in financial analysis is examined. The inter-connected role of production and financial records in a total management package is examined.
Management First for Dairy
Management First emphasizes that a successful dairy farm business depends on management; first and foremost. The three day workshop for management teams of dairy farm businesses teaches the skills and principles of the five functions of management: PLANNING, ORGANIZING, STAFFING, DIRECTING AND CONTROLLING. Participants have the opportunity to objectively look at their businesses and evaluate their management practices and management style. Hands-on exercises reinforce the concepts taught.
Individual Farm Production and Business Analysis
A comprehensive analysis of herd performance is completed in one-on-one farm visits using DHI records. Trends and summaries are calculated to assist in decision making. Dairy farm business owners often need information when they are considering changes in their dairy operation or are evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of their business. Individual consultations are conducted on-the-farm to provide the information required for business and production analysis and planning. The sustainable Dairy Systems Manual, a comprehensive tool for estimating cost of all individual elements as well 93 total dairy systems for from 50 to 800 cows, is used to provide capital and operating cost estimates. A companion program, FINPACK, is used to complete a comprehensive financial analysis of the options being considered.
Developing a Herd Genetic Improvement Program
A step by step process has been outlined to assist herd owners in developing a genetic improvement program which is economically viable and which responds to market signals. Sire and cow selection, attention to inbreeding and relative emphasis on traits of economic importance are key parts of this genetic improvement program.
Kasimanickam, R., R.L. Nebel, I.D. Peeler, W.J. Silvia, K.T. Wolf, A.J. McAllister, and B.G. Cassell.ÿBreed differences in competitive indices of Holstein and Jersey bulls and their association with sperm DNA fragmentation indices and plasma membrane integrity. Theriogenology 66:1307-1315. 2006
McAllister. A.J. 2002. Dairy breed crosses: Trials, experiences, prospects. European Association of Animal Production. September 1-4, 2002. Cairo, Egypt.
McAllister, A.J. 2002. Usefulness of crossbreeding in dairy cattle. 18th Conferencia International Ganado Lechero, July 10-12, 2002. Guadalajara, Mexico
McAllister, A.J. 2002. Is crossbreeding the answer to questions of dairy breed utilization? J. Dairy Sci. 85: 2352-2357.
Washburn, S.P., W.J. Silvia, C.H. Brown, B.T. McDaniel and A.J. McAllister. 2002 Trends in reproductive performance in southeastern Holstein and Jersey herds. J. Dairy Sci. 85:244-251.
McAllister, A. J. 2000. Breeding for Profitability and Reproduction. Proceedings from Managing Reproduction in Southeast Dairy Herds. Salisbury, NC, February 23-24, 2000.
McAllister, A.J. and Lee, A.J. 1994. Implications from Dairy Cattle Breeding Experiments. Proc. Fifth World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production.19:3-8. Guelph, ON, Canada.
Kulak, K.K., Dekkers, J.C.M., McAllister, A.J., and Lee, A.J. 1997. Relationship of early performance traits to lifetime profitability in Holstein cows. Can. J. Anim. Sci.77:617-624.
Kulak, K.K., Dekkers, J.C.M., McAllister, A.J., and Lee, A.J. 1997. Lifetime profitability measures for dairy cows and their relationships to lifetime performance traits. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 77:609-616.
Sabour, M.P., Lin, C.Y., Lee A.J., and McAllister, A.J. 1996. Association between milk protein genetic variants and genetic values of Canadian Holstein bulls for milk yield traits. J. Dairy Sci. 79:1050-1056.
McAllister, A.J., Lee, A.J., Batra, T.R., Lin, C.Y., Roy, G.L., Vesely, J.A., Wauthy, J.M., and Winter, K.A. 1994. The influence of additive and non-additive gene action on lifetime yields and profitability of dairy cattle. J. Dairy Sci. 77:2400.
Lee, A.J., Lin, C.Y., Batra, T.R. and McAllister, A.J. 1994. A comparison of Canadian Holstein bulls to those from a fourteen year project on selection for protein yield. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 74:217.
Perotto, D., Cue, R.J., Lee, A.J., Batra, T.R., Lin, C.Y., McAllister, A.J., Roy, G.L., Wauthy, J.M., and Winter, K.A. 1994. Additive and non-additive genetic effects on growth curve parameters of Holstein, Ayrshire and crossbred females. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 74:401-409.
Crist, W.L., R.J. Harmon, J. O’Leary, A.J. McAllister, G. Heersche, D. Amaral-Phillips and L.W. Turner. 1994. Mastitis and its control. pp. 19-31. IN: Proceedings Middle Tennessee Dairy Conference. Murfreesboro , TN.
Ware, J.V., Franklin, S.T., McAllister, A.J., Jackson, J.A. and Cassell, B.G. Performance of Holstein and Jersey calves compare with performance of Jersey x Holstein and Holstein x Jersey calves. Jounral of Dairy Science 88(Suppl. 1): (Abstr.). 100th Annual Meeting of ADSA. Cincinnati, OH. July 24-28, 2005.
Ware, J.V., Franklin, S.T., McAllister, A.J., Jackson, J.A., Meek, K.I. and Cassell, B.G. Evaluation of immunological differences among Jersey, Holstein, and crossbred calves. Journal of Dairy Science 88(Suppl. 1): (Abstr.). 100th Annual Meeting of ADSA. Cincinnati, OH. July 24-28, 2005.