Jackie Boerman grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York and spent the early part of her career working as a dairy specialist in the Midwest, experiences that now inform her work as a professor of animal sciences. Her research focuses on determining how nutrition and management affect the health and productivity of dairy cattle. Much of this research centers on the impact different diets have on milk production and energy partitioning among dairy cattle. Recently, Boerman also began work on projects utilizing the large amounts of data that dairy farms produce, including automated lameness detection and predictive models for calf growth.
Boerman also supervises a Purdue Extension program, which disseminates information about the nutrition and management of dairy cattle through a series of podcast, publications and presentations. Through her research and extension work, Boerman is developing predictive models that allow dairy farmers to better understand how living conditions, diet and other factors impact the health and, ultimately, the productivity of their livestock.
Her teaching responsibilities include ANSC 444 Dairy Production and Management and co-teaching ANSC 485 Dairy Farm Evaluation.
Ph.D. in Animal Sciences, Michigan State University
M.S. in Animal Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
B.S. in Animal Sciences, Cornell University
Associations & Affiliations
American Dairy Association of Indiana- Advisor
Indiana Dairy Producers- Advisor
J. P. Boerman, J. de Souza, and A. L. Lock. 2017. Milk production and nutrient digestibility
responses to increasing levels of stearic acid supplementation of dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. Article in Press.
J. P. Boerman, S. B. Potts, M. J. VandeHaar, and A. L. Lock. 2015. Effects of partly replacing dietary starch with fiber and fat on milk production and energy partitioning. J. Dairy Sci. 98:7264-7276.
J. P. Boerman and A. L. Lock. 2014. Effect of unsaturated fatty acids and triglycerides from soybeans on milk fat synthesis and biohydrogenation intermediates in dairy cattle. J. Dairy Sci. 97: 7031-7042.
J. P. Boerman, C. L. Preseault, and A. L. Lock. 2014. Effect of dietary antioxidant and increasing corn oil inclusion on milk fat yield and fatty acid composition in dairy cattle. J. Dairy Sci. 97:7697-7705.