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Dr. Chad Dechow


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Genetics

Dr. Chad Dechow
Assistant Professor of Dairy Cattle Genetics, Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Chad Dechow


Area of Expertise
Dr. Dechow’s primary research interest is the development if genetic selection, mating, and herd management strategies to improve cow health and fertility. Research has focused on relationships of body condition and angularity with cow fitness, Brown Swiss x Holstein crossbreeding, relationships of cow mortality with genetic selection and herd management practices, and the development of cow health evaluations in progeny test herds. He has also worked to develop methods to estimate heritabilities for individual herds. Dr. Dechow has teaching responsibilities in the areas of animal breeding, dairy cattle selection, dairy herd management and the use of dairy management software.


Academic Training

PhD 2003 University of Tennessee Animal Science
MS 2000 Pennsylvania State University Animal Science
BS 1997 Cornell University Animal Science
AAS 1995 SUNY Morrisville Agricultural Science


Professional Experience

2003 – present Assistant Professor of Dairy Cattle Genetics. Department of Dairy and Animal Science. The Pennsylvania State University.
2003 Instructor of Dairy Science. Department of Agricultural Science. S.U.N.Y. Morrisville.

 

 

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