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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Richard E. Muck

Research Agricultural Engineer
US Dairy Forage Research Center
USDA-Agricultural Research Service

BS, Agricultural Engineering, Cornell University
MSE, Environmental Engineering, Purdue University
PhD, Agricultural Waste Management; (Minors: Soil and
Water Engineering, Soil Science), Cornell University

Phone: (608) 890-0067
Fax: (608) 890-0076
E-Mail: Richard.Muck@ars.usda.gov

Current Research
• Improving nutrient digestibility to enhance forage utilization in lactating dairy cow feeding systems.
• Value-added products from forages and biomass energy crops.
• Integrated feedstock supply systems for corn stover biomass.
• Redesigning forage germplasm and production systems for efficiency, profit, and sustainability of dairy farms.
• Silage quality and losses as affected by silo type.

Link to scientist's current research


Last Modified: 12/20/2013