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Daniel Schaefer

Daniel Schaefer

Expert on beef cattle production systems, meat quality and fermentation in rumenon

emeritus professor in the UW–Madison Department of Animal Sciences College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-263-4513 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Nutrition and grazing research with beef cattle and Holstein steers, feed additives and muscle growth enhancement
  • Beef quality, an important determinant of meat price and value
  • Rumen microbes, digestibility, fermentation products, microbial protein


  • Taught beef cattle production course since 1981
  • My research revealed the impact of dietary vitamin E on fresh meat color stability
  • Taught rumen microbiology since 1982 and conducted research in the field since 1975
  • Member, Grow Wisconsin Livestock Initiative Panel, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection