Jeffrey Bewley

Associate Extension Professor
Extension
Instruction

jbewley@uky.edu
Phone (859) 257-7543

Animal and Food Sciences
407 WP Garrigus Building
Lexington KY 40546-0215

Specialties
Systems Management

Education

Ph.D., Purdue University, 2005-2008, Dairy Systems Management
Dissertation: Automated body condition scoring of dairy cattle: technical and economic feasibility
Major Professor: Dr. Michael M. Schutz

M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998-2000, Dairy Systems Management
Thesis: The 1999 Wisconsin dairy modernization project
Major Professor: Dr. Roger W. Palmer

B.S. University of Kentucky, 1994-1998, Animal Sciences (Dairy Option)

Professional Experience

2008-present, Assistant Professor, Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky

2005-2008, Graduate Research Assistant, Animal Sciences, University of Kentucky

2006, Visiting Researcher, Ice Robotics, Ltd., Roslin, Scotland, United Kingdom

2003-2004, Dairy Technical Services Manager, PerforMix Nutrition Systems, Nampa, ID

2000-2002, Director of Student Relations, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

1998-2000, Graduate Research Assistant, Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1989-1998, Milkhand/Record Keeper, Skees and Flowers Dairy, Rineyville, KY

Professional Interests

Dairy cow comfort, facility modernization, milk quality, dairy animal well-being, dairy farm decision economics, precision dairy farming, dairy farm simulation, herd management science, dairy records.

Extension Publications

Barbara Wadsworth, Amanda Stone, Lauren Mayo, Nicky Tsai, and Jeffrey Bewley.  2015.  ASC-225 Managing Precision Dairy Farming Technologies
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ASC/ASC225/ASC225.pdf 

Jeffrey M. Bewley and Robert J. Harmon, Stephan Locke and Michelle Arnold,  2014.  ID-180 Collection and Preparation of Milk Samples for Microbiological Culturing
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/id/id180/id180.pdf 

Amanda Sterrett, Donna Amaral-Phillips, Jeffrey Bewley, and Michelle Arnold.  2014.  ID-218 A Fresh Cow Health Monitoring System
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ID/ID218/ID218.pdf

Randi Black and Jeffrey Bewley, Animal and Food Sciences; Joe Taraba and George Day, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering; and Flávio A. Damasceno, Agricultural Engineering, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil.  2013.  ID-213 Kentucky Compost Bedded Pack Barn Project
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ID/ID213/ID213.pdf

Jeffrey Bewley and Donna Amaral-Phillips, Animal and Food Sciences, and Michelle Arnold, Veterinary Science.  2013.  ID-212 Using DHIA Records for Somatic Cell Count Management
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ID/ID212/ID212.pdf

Karmella Dolecheck and Jeffrey Bewley.  2013.  ASC-208 Pre-Investment Considerations for Precision Dairy Farming Technologies
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ASC/ASC208/ASC208.pdf 

Barbara Wadsworth and Jeffrey Bewley.  2013.  ASC-207 Stall Bases: Are Your Cows Comfortable?
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ASC/ASC207/ASC207.pdf

Michelle Arnold, UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and Jeffrey Bewley, Animal and Food Sciences.  2012.  ID-209 Management of the Dry Cow to Prevent Mastitis
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ID/ID209/ID209.pdf

Jeffrey Bewley, Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky; and Michelle Arnold, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.  2012.  ID-208 Recommended Milking Procedures for Maximum Milk Quality.
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ID/ID208/ID208.pdf 

Jeffrey Bewley, Animal and Food Sciences, Joe Taraba and George Day, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Randi Black, Animal and Food Sciencesand Flavio Damasceno, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.  2012.  ID-206 Compost Bedded Pack Barn Design: Features and Management Consideration.
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ID/ID206/ID206.pdf 

Brianna Goodnow, Elizabeth Chaney, Julia Hofmeister, and Jeffrey Bewley, Animal and Food Sciences.  2012.  ID-207 Considerations for Starting an On-Farm Dairy Processing Enterprise
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ID/ID207/ID207.pdf