Members of our lab are interested in a wide array of factors related to dairy cattle nutrition and management.
María Montes González
María has been a Master's student under Jackie Boerman since January 2021. She is originally from Mexico, where she completed her undergraduate studies in Agronomy in June 2020. María is interested in integrating, analyzing, and translating the data from dairy farm monitoring systems to management practices to improve the units' efficiency and animal welfare. Her project uses the data from automated milk feeders to characterize biological and environmental factors' effect on feeding behavior. She applies social network analysis to the feeding report to understand the social behavior of calves. María also enjoys taking a break from the computer to feed the cows on nutrition trials and help her labmates collect samples.