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Coleen M. Jones

  • Research Associate
Coleen M. Jones
53 Lehigh Road
Craigsville, VA 24430
Work Phone: 540-997-5809

Education

  1. M.S. Dairy Management and Nutrition, Virginia Tech, 2001
  2. B.S. Dairy Science, Virginia Tech, 1999

 

Interests and Specialties

Managing health and growth of young dairy cattle, nutritional requirements of newborn calves, use of computer models and programs to improve management decisions on the farm, and connecting farmers to information generated by research.

Experience

  • Contributor/Writer, Dairy Calf and Heifer Association, 2008-2010
  • Assistant Editor, Southeast Holstein News, 2007
  • Agricultural Research Technician, Tidewater AREC, Virginia Tech, 2001
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Virginia Tech, 1999-2001
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Virginia Tech, 1996-2001
  • Communications Intern, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative, 1999
  • Editorial Intern, Hoard's Dairyman Magazine, 1998

Honors

  • Outstanding Recent Alumna, Virginia Tech Dairy Science, 2009-2010
  • John Lee Pratt Animal Nutrition Fellowship for Graduate Study, 1999-2001
  • National Dairy Shrine Student Recognition Contest, third place, 1999 
  • Virginia Tech Department of Dairy Science Outstanding Senior, 1999
  • Paul M. Reaves Outstanding Senior Award, 1999

Associations

  • American Dairy Science Association
  • North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge
    member of board of directors, chair of program committee
  • National Dairy Shrine
    member of board of directors, chair of public relations committee
  • Gamma Sigma Delta
  • Virginia Tech Dairy Science Alumni Association
  • Holstein Association, USA 

Publications

Peer-Reviewed

  • Suarez-Mena, F. X., A. J. Heinrichs, C. M. Jones, T. M. Hill, and J. D. Quigley. 2016. Straw particle size in calf starters: Effects on digestive system development and rumen fermentation. J. Dairy Sci. 99:341–353.
  • Gelsinger, S. L., A. M. Smith, C. M. Jones, and A. J. Heinrichs. 2015. Technical note: Comparison of radial immunodiffusion and ELISA for quantification of bovine immunoglobulin G in colostrum and plasma. J. Dairy Sci. 98:4084–4089.
  • Gelsinger, S. L., C. M. Jones, and A. J. Heinrichs. 2015. Effect of colostrum heat treatment and bacterial population on immunoglobulin G absorption and health of neonatal calves. J. Dairy Sci. 98:4640–4645.
  • Suarez-Mena, F. X., A. J. Heinrichs, C. M. Jones, T. M. Hill, and J. D. Quigley. 2015. Digestive development in neonatal dairy calves with either whole or ground oats in the calf starter. J. Dairy Sci. 98:3417–3431.
  • Gelsinger, S. L., A. J. Heinrichs, C. M. Jones, R. J. Van Saun, D. R. Wolfgang, C. M. Burns, and H. R. Lysczek. 2014. Efficacy of on-farm use of ultraviolet light for inactivation of bacteria in milk for calves. J. Dairy Sci. 97:2990–2997.
  • Gelsinger, S. L., S. M. Gray, C. M. Jones, and A. J. Heinrichs. 2014. Heat treatment of colostrum increases immunoglobulin G absorption efficiency in high-, medium-, and low-quality colostrum. J. Dairy Sci. 97:2355–2360.
  • Heinrichs, A. J., B. S. Heinrichs, and C. M. Jones. 2013. Fecal and saliva IgA secretion when feeding a concentrated mannan oligosaccharide to neonatal dairy calves. Prof. Anim. Sci. 29:457-462.
  • Heinrichs, A. J., C. M. Jones, S. M. Gray, P. A. Heinrichs, S. A. Cornelisse, and R. C. Goodling. 2013. Identifying efficient dairy heifer producers using production costs and data envelopment analysis. J. Dairy Sci. 96:7355–7362.
  • Zanton, G. I., A. J. Heinrichs, and C. M. Jones. 2013. Short communication: Effects of level of rumen-degradable protein and corn distillers grains in corn silage-based diets on milk production and ruminal fermentation in lactating dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 96:4638–4642.
  • Elizondo-Salazar, J. A., C. M. Jones, and A. J. Heinrichs. 2011. Feeding colostrum with an esophageal feeder does not reduce immunoglobulin G absorption in neonatal dairy heifer calves. Prof. Anim. Sci. 27:561-564.
  • Kehoe, S. I., A. J. Heinrichs, M. L. Moody, C. M. Jones, and M. R. Long. 2011. Comparison of immunoglobulin G concentrations in primiparous and multiparous bovine colostrum. Prof. Anim. Sci. 27:176-180.
  • Quezada-Mendoza, V. C., A. J. Heinrichs, and C. M. Jones. 2011. The effects of a prebiotic supplement (Prebio Support) on fecal and salivary IgA in neonatal dairy calves. Livest. Sci. 142:222–228.
  • Elizondo-Salazar, J. A., C. M. Jones, and A. J. Heinrichs. 2010. Evaluation of calf milk pasteurization systems on 6 Pennsylvania dairy farms. J. Dairy Sci. 93:5509-5513.
  • Heinrichs, A. J., C. M. Jones, J. A. Elizondo-Salazar, and S. J. Terrill. 2009. Effects of a prebiotic supplement on health of neonatal dairy calves. Livest. Sci. 125:149-154.
  • Heinrichs, A. J., S. S. Costello, and C. M. Jones. 2009. Control of heifer mastitis by nutrition. Vet. Microbiol. 134:172-176.
  • Heinrichs, A. J., S. M. Emanuele, and C. M. Jones. 2008. Altering protein and sugar in postpubertal dairy heifer diets. Prof. Anim. Sci. 24:219-223.
  • Heinrichs, A. J., H. N. Erb, G. W. Rogers, J. B. Cooper, and C. M. Jones. 2007. Variability in Holstein heifer heart girth measurements and comparison of prediction equations for live weight. Prev. Vet. Med. 78:333-338.
  • Heinrichs, A. J., S. I. Kehoe, A. M. Gehman, C. M. Jones, and J. M. Tricarico. 2007. Effects of amylase on rumen development in neonatal dairy calves. Prof. Anim. Sci. 22:64-69.
  • Bailey, K. W., C. M. Jones, and A. J. Heinrichs. 2005. Economic returns to Holstein and Jersey herds under multiple component pricing. J. Dairy Sci. 88:2269-2280.
  • Jones, C. M., R. E. James, J. D. Quigley, III, and M. L. McGilliard. 2004. Influence of pooled colostrum or colostrum replacement on IgG and evaluation of animal plasma in milk replacer. J. Dairy Sci. 87:1806-1814.
  • Heinrichs, A. J., C. M. Jones, and B. S. Heinrichs. 2003. Effects of mannan oligosaccharide or antibiotics in neonatal diets on health and growth of dairy calves. J. Dairy Sci. 86:4064-4069.
  • Mowrey, C. M. 2001. Influence of feeding pooled colostrum replacement on IgG levels and evaluation of animal plasma as a milk replacer protein source. M.S. Thesis, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg.

Abstracts

  • Heinrichs, A. J., S. A. Belegundu, C. M. Jones, and J. A. Elizondo Salazar. 2007. Measuring bovine colostrum specific gravity using two hydrometers at various temperatures. J. Dairy Sci. 90(Suppl. 1):8. (Abstr.)
  • Heinrichs, A. J., C. M. Jones, L. R. VanRoekel, and M. A. Fowler. 2003. CalfTrack: a system of dairy calf workforce management, training, and evaluation and health evaluation. J. Dairy Sci. 86(Suppl. 1):115. (Abstr.)
  • Mowrey, C. M., R. E. James, J. D. Quigley, III, and M. L. McGilliard. 2001. Absorption of immunoglobulin G in calves fed colostrum or colostrum replacement and animal plasma in milk replacer. J. Dairy Sci. 84(Suppl. 1):266. (Abstr.)

Books and Book Chapters

  • Heinrichs, A. J., and C. M. Jones. 2009. Colostrum substitutes and milk replacers. Pages 367-372 in Large Animal Internal Medicine. 4th ed. B. P. Smith, ed. Mosby Inc., St. Louis, MO.
  • Jones, C. M. 2006. One Hundred Years of Inquiry and Innovation, An Illustrated History of the American Dairy Science Association. Banta Publications, Long Prairie, MN.
  • Jones, C. M., and A. J. Heinrichs. 2006. Calf Care. W.D. Hoard & Son Co., Fort Atkinson, WI.
  • Nebel, R. L., and C. M. Jones. 2002. Mating management: detection of oestrus. Pages 1757-1763 in Encylopedia of Dairy Sciences. H. Roginski, J. W. Fuquay, and P. F. Fox, ed. Elsevier Sci. Ltd., Oxford, UK.

Extension Publications

  • Heinrichs, J., and C. Jones. 2011. Colostrum management tools: Hydrometers and refractometers. DAS 2011-174. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Heinrichs, J., and C. Jones. 2011. Composition and hygiene of colostrum on modern Pennsylvania dairy farms. DAS 2011-171. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Heinrichs, J., J. Suarez, and C. Jones. 2011. Feed efficiency in dairy heifers. DAS 2011-184. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Heinrichs, J., and C. Jones. 2011. Review of recent research investigating effects of calf feeding program on first lactation performance. DAS 2011-180. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2009. Trouble shooting colostrum management with the colostrum calculator excel spreadsheet. DAS 09-144. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C., J. Heinrichs, B. James, and C. Scott. 2008. Using the calf milk pasteurization evaluator spreadsheet and considerations for using a pasteurizer. DAS 08-126. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Joint publication with Virginia Tech.
  • Jones, C. M., and A. J. Heinrichs. 2007. Early weaning strategies. DAS 07-117. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C. M., and A. J. Heinrichs. 2007. Milk replacer costs and your options. DAS 07-116. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Heinrichs, J., C. Jones, and K. Bailey. 2005. Milk components: Understanding the causes and importance of milk fat and protein variation in your dairy herd. DAS 05-97. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Kehoe, S., C. Jones, and J. Heinrichs. 2005. Colostrum supplements and replacer. DAS 05-103. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Heinrichs, J., and C. Jones. 2004. Beginner's Guide to Body Condition Scoring. PowerPoint Slide Presentation. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Heinrichs, J., and C. Jones. 2004. Effects of Body Condition on Performance. PowerPoint Slide Presentation. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C. M., A. J. Heinrichs, G. W. Roth, and V. A. Ishler. 2004. From harvest to feed: understanding silage management. UD016. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2004. Learn to Score Body Condition Step by Step. PowerPoint Slide Presentation. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Roth, S., J. Heinrichs, and C. Jones. 2004. Dairy heifer contracting fundamentals. DAS 04-82. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Heinrichs, A. J., and C. M. Jones. 2003. Feeding the newborn dairy calf. UD013. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2003. Manual for batch mix excel spreadsheet. DAS 03-58. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2003. Manual for body condition scoring excel spreadsheet series. DAS 03-60. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2002. Manual for growth monitor excel spreadsheet series. DAS 02-43. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.

Extension Spreadsheets

  • Jones, C. M. 2010. Nitrate Calculator Spreadsheet. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C., J. Heinrichs, B. James, C. Scott, and M. McGilliard. 2008. Calf Milk Pasteurization Evaluator Spreadsheet. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Joint project with Virginia Tech.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2007. Calf Milk Cost Comparison Spreadsheet. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2007. Colostrum Calculator. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C. M., P. J. Kononoff, and A. J. Heinrichs. 2005. Particle Size Excel Spreadsheet: Series. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2005. Temperature Correction of Colostrometer Values Spreadsheet. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C., J. Heinrichs, and K. Bailey. 2005. Milk Price Calculator Spreadsheet. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2003. Batch Mix Spreadsheet. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2003. Body Condition Scoring Spreadsheet series. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2002. Growth Monitor Spreadsheet series. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
  • Jones, C. M., P. J. Kononoff, and A. J. Heinrichs. 2002. Particle Size Spreadsheet. The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.

Popular Press (Selected)

  • Heinrichs, J., J. Suarez, and C. Jones. 2012. We can improve feed efficiency in heifers. Hoard's Dairyman. 157:602.
  • Heinrichs, J., and C. Jones. 2011. Use pasteurizers effectively. Hoard's Dairyman. 156:442.
  • Jones, C. M. 2010. Red and Whites make the transition to new office. Hoard's Dairyman. 155:554.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2010. Pasteurizing colostrum: The next step to controlling disease. Hoard's Dairyman. 155:589.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2010. What's in colostrum these days? Hoard's Dairyman. 155:692.
  • Jones, C. 2008. Nine golden rules for business success. Hoard’s Dairyman. 153:655.
  • Jones, C. 2008. Latest findings from cow to tank. Hoard's Dairyman. 153:3.
  • Jones, C. M., and A. J. Heinrichs. 2008. We’re learning more about growing healthy calves. Hoard’s Dairyman. 153:567.
  • Jones, C. 2007. Growing your feed: moneymaker or dollar drain? Hoard's Dairyman. 152:423.
  • Jones, C. 2007. We're learning more about growing healthy calves. Hoard's Dairyman. 152:631.
  • Jones, C. M., and A. J. Heinrichs. 2007. Milk replacer prices jumped like never before. Farmshine. 28(38):4.
  • Jones, C. M., and A. J. Heinrichs. 2007. Waste milk is a reasonable option to consider. Farmshine. 28(40):21-22.
  • Jones, C., J. Heinrichs, and G. Roth. 2007. You've got to know your crop maturity. Hoard's Dairyman. 152:574.
  • Jones, C., J. Heinrichs, S. Kehoe, and J. Elizondo. 2007. Weaning calves earlier saves money. Hoard's Dairyman. 152:482.
  • Jones, C. M., and A. J. Heinrichs. 2006. All milk replacers are not created equal. Hoard's Dairyman. 151:136.
  • Jones, C. M., and A. J. Heinrichs. 2006. Higher components will make more money. Hoard's Dairyman. 151:761.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2006. Tackle the invisible losses of silage. Hoard's Dairyman. 151:59.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2006. What's going on in calf research today? Agribusiness Dairyman. 10:44-47.
  • Jones, C. M., A. J. Heinrichs, and V. A. Ishler. 2006. Pay attention to your silage moisture levels. Hoard's Dairyman. 151:168-169.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2005. What might be wrong with your silage. Hoard's Dairyman. 150:220.
  • Heinrichs, J., and C. Jones. 2004. Do's and don'ts for weaning calves. Hoard's Dairyman. 149:93.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2004. What about waste milk for calves? Hoard's Dairyman. 149:184-185.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2004. What makes colostrum good...or not good. Hoard's Dairyman. 149:26.
  • Jones, C. M. 2004. Will your farm make it to the next generation? Hoard's Dairyman. 149:715.
  • McCarty, T. R., and C. M. Jones. 2004. Does water quality really matter? Hoard's Dairyman. 149:96.
  • Heinrichs, J., and C. Jones. 2003. How the young calf's stomachs change. Hoard's Dairyman. 148:390.
  • Jones, C. 2003. Seeding barley in alfalfa helps use manure. Hoard's Dairyman. 148:360.
  • Jones, C. M. 2003. Here are 10 ways to take control of heat detection. Hoard's Dairyman. 148(Oct. 25 Suppl.):15.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2003. How much milk should you feed young calves? Hoard's Dairyman. 148:652.
  • Jones, C., and J. Heinrichs. 2003. Why that colostrum is so important. Hoard's Dairyman. 148:468-469.
  • Jones, C. M. 2002. Be careful when working around forage equipment. Hoard's Dairyman. 147:W126.
  • Jones, C. M. 2002. Buyer's group gave them greater bargaining power. Hoard's Dairyman. 147:700.
  • Jones, C. M. 2002. Farm survival: road signs your business can't miss. Hoard's Dairyman. 147:101.
  • Jones, C. M. 2002. Read the strategic planning road signs. Hoard's Dairyman. 147:147.
  • Mowrey, C. M. 2000. Why was this barn spared? Hoard's Dairyman. 145:EXPO31.
  • Mowrey, C. M., C. E. Polan, and G. Groover. 2000. Can grazing be profitable? Hoard's Dairyman. 145:627.
  • Nebel, R. L., and C. M. Mowrey. 2000. When to breed cows...have we been wrong all these years? Hoard's Dairyman. 145:801.
  • Nebel, R. L., and C. M. Mowrey. 2000. Why is it so hard to catch cows in heat? Hoard's Dairyman. 145:550.
  • Polan, C. E., and C. M. Mowrey. 2000. Add fat or bypass protein when grazing. Hoard's Dairyman. 145:424.
  • Polan, C. E., and C. M. Mowrey. 2000. When grazing, supplement pasture for best results. Hoard's Dairyman. 145:312.