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Animal Science Faculty

 Fred A. Martz

Fred A. Martz


Research Professor

Ruminant Nutrition & Forage Utilization

S103 Animal Science Research Center
Division Of Animal Sciences
Columbia, MO 65211
  • Phone: (573) 882-6476
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  • Curriculum Vitae

Education


Purdue University

PhD Animal Science, 1961
MS, Dairy Science, 1959
BS, Agri. Ed., 1957

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Sabbatic Study Leave,1971-1972

Professional Experience


  • Professor Emeritus, Animal Science, 1997 to present
  • Research Professor & Supt. Forage Systems Research Center, U.MO. 1990- 1997
  • Research Animal Scientist, (GM 14) USDA-ARS, 1982-90
  • Chairman and Professor, Dairy Sci., University of Missouri, 1978-82
  • Professor, Dairy Sci., University of Missouri, 1973-78
  • Associate Professor, Dairy Sci. University of Missouri, 1966-73
  • Assistant Professor, Dairy Sci. University of Missouri, 1961-66
  • Instructor, Purdue University, 1959-61

Professional Organizations


  • American Dairy Science Association
  • American Society of Animal Science
  • CAST
  • American Forage and Grassland Council
  • Missouri Forage and Grassland Council, Served as President 2000-2002, Treasurer 2003 to present.
  • Advisory Board, Community Food Systems & Sustainable Agri. Prog., U. MO. 1999 to present.

Teaching Experience


BS degree, Agricultural Education, Purdue University.

Minor in Education in MS Program with emphasis in curriculum planning.

Taught upperclass/graduate level dairy cattle nutrition courses at Purdue University 1959-61.

Taught upperclass/graduate level courses relating to dairy cattle nutrition and management at University of Missouri 1961 to 1982.

Presented numerous technical training programs in student and adult setting about grazing management from 1990 to present.

Grants Since 1992


PI and Co-PI for grants totaling $1,090,000 2000-2004, Co-PI, USDA-CSREES Grant, Initiative for Future Agriculture & Food Systems, North Central Iniative for Small Farm Profitability, University of Nebraska, lead institution.

University of Missouri subcontract # 25-6363-0006-019 Research Hendrickson 9/03, $300,000.

Research Interests


Pasture-based finishing of beef cattle, nutrition of grazing animals, pasture and forage utilization, sustainability of agriculture.

Publications ( For specific recent publications see publication listing below)


Career summary, More than 250 Journal manuscripts, abstracts, and technical articles.
Since 1991, 10 refereed journal manuscripts, 2 symposium manuscripts, 15 proceedings manuscripts, numerous popular articles.

Selected Publications

Martz, F.A., P.J. VanSoest, J. R. Vogt, and E.S. Hilderbrand. 1974. Use of elemental tracers and activation analysis in digestion, rate of ingesta flow and food particle tracking studies in cattle. Proceedings of the 6th Symposium, Hohenheim, Germany. European Association for Animal Production, EAAP Publication No. 14: pp 111-113.

Martz,F.A., and James R. Gerrish. 1995. Nutrition of Grazing Ruminants. Proceedings of International Symposium on the Nutritional Requirements of Ruminants. Departmento de Zootecnia, Universidade Federal d Vicosa, Vicosa-MG-Brazil.

Martz,F.A., J.R. Gerrish, R.E. Morrow, and R. Griebenow. 1995 Pasture-based Finishing of Beef: Grain Supplementation Levels and Pasture Utilization. Proceedings 1995 American Forage and Grassland Council March 12-14. Lexington, Kentucky. pp 87-91.

Martz,Fredric A., and James R. Gerrish. 1995 Nutrition of Grazing Ruminants. Proceedings 1995 International Symposium on the Nutritional Requirements of Ruminants October 24-26. Vicosa - MG-Brazil. pp 103-119

Martz,F.A., V.G. Tate, and J.R. Gerrish. 1996 Performance of Steers Finished on Pasture with Four Levels of Grain Supplementation. Proceedings 1996 Great Lakes Grazing Conference February 19-20, 1996. Battle Creek, Michigan.

Martz,F.A., M.F. Weiss, and J.R. Gerrish. 1996 Macromineral Availability and Utilization by Grazing Livestock. Proceedings 1996 Symposium: Nutrient Cycling in Forage Systems March 7-8. Columbia, Missouri. pp 177-192

Martz,Fred, Valerie Tate, and Jim Gerrish. 1996 Performance of Steers Finished on Pasture and Four Levels of Grain Supplementation. Proceedings 1996 American Forage and Grassland Council June 13-15. Vancouver, British Columbia. pp 125-129.

Gerrish,Jim, Fred Martz, and Valerie Tate. 1996 Sward Characteristics of Beef Finishing Pastures. Proceedings 1996 American Forage and Grassland Council June 13-15. Vancouver, British Columbia. pp 130-134.

Martz,F., H. Heymann, V. Tate, A. Clarke, and J. Gerrish. 1997 Quality of Beef from Pasture Finished Cattle. Proceedings 1997 American Forage and Grassland Council April 13-15. Fort Worth, Texas. pp 218-222.

Tate,V.G., J.R. Gerrish, and F.A. Martz. 1997 Impact of Pasture Finishing Beef Cattle on Soil Fertility of Pastures. Proceedings 1997 American Forage and Grassland Council April 13-15. Fort Worth, Texas. pp 260.

Griebenow,R.L., F.A. Martz, and R.E. Morrow. 1997 Forage-Based Beef Finishing Systems: A Review. Journal of Production Agriculture Vol.10, No.1 January-March 1997. pp 84-91.

Martz, F. A., J. R. Gerrish, R. Belyea, and V. Tate. 1999. Nutrient content, dry matter yield, and species composition of cool-season pasture with management-intensive grazing. J. Dairy Sci. 82:1538-1544.

Martz, F. A., A. T. Belo, M. F. Weiss, and R. L. Belyea. 1999. True Absorption of calcium and phosphorus from corn silage fed to nonlactating, pregnant dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 82:618-622.

Weiss, M.. F., F. A. Martz, R. L. Belyea, and A. T. Belo. 2002. Ca and P endogenous losses and true absorption of alfalfa and fescue diets when fed to lactating dairy cows. Proceedings of the annual conference of the American Dairy Science Association, Quebec City, Canada. July 21-25, 2002.

Martz, F. A. 2003. Appropriate beef cow size for grazing systems in Missouri. Missouri Grasslands: Newsletter of The Missouri Forage & Grassland Council, PMB 225, 2000 E Broadway, Columbia, MO. 65201-6091. 17:Issue 4. pp 7-10.

Weiss, M. F., F. A. Martz and C. L. Lorenzen. 2004. Review: Conjugated linoleic acid: Historical context and implications. The Professional Animal Scientist. 20:118-124.

Weiss, M. F., F. A. Martz and C. L. Lorenzen. 2004. Review: Conjugated linoleic acid: implicated mechanisms related to cancer, atherosclerosis, and obesity. The Professional Animal Scientist. 20:127-135.

Martz, F. A.. 2004. Producing grass that sells your livestock. Small Farm Today. July pp 30-33.

Martz, F. 2005. Making beef more healthful and getting paid for it. Community Food Systems & Sustainable Agriculture Program Newsletter. Rural Socology Dept., University of Missouri. January 1, pp 1,3.

Lorenzen, C. L., J. W. Golden, F. A. Martz, I. U. Gruen, M. R. Ellersieck, J. R. Gerrish, and K. C. Moore. 2007. Conjugated Linoleic Acid content of beef differs by feeding regime and muscle. Meat Science, 75:159-167.

Martz, F. A., Carol Lorenzen and Kevin Moore. 2007. Pasture finished beef workshop:  growth, carcass quality, conjugated linoleic acid of hamburger and implication for human health.  Prodeedings of III Biannual GLCI Conf. , St. Louis, MO.  Society for Range Management, 10030 W., 27 Ave., Wheat Ridge, Colorado. 80215-6601.

Lorenzen, C. L., J. W. Golden, F. A. Martz, I. U. Gruen, M. R. Ellersieck, J. R. Gerrish, and K. C. Moore. 2007. Conjugated linoleic acid content of beef differs by feeding regime and muscle.  Meat Science 75:159-167.

Martz, F. A. and C. Lorenzen. 2009. Pasture finishing beef:  growth, carcass quality, conjugated linoleic acid of hamburger, and implications for human diets.  Proceedings Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference.  Dr. Gordon Carriker, Agri. Business Spec., 105N 2nd Street, PO  Box 160, Ozark, Mo. 65721.

Martz, F. A. 2011. 25 Years of Progress - A History 1986 to 2011.  Missouri Forage and Grassland Council/Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative, PMB 225, 2000 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO. 65201-6091.