Associate Professor, Animal Science
My research program focuses on dairy cattle reproductive physiology, health, and the implications of health and reproductive performance on the economics of dairy farms. My research integrates basic and applied components to enhance the productivity of cows thus, the economic viability of dairy farms. My basic research focuses on the elucidation of physiological mechanisms controlling ovarian function and establishment and maintenance of pregnancy.
My applied program focuses on developing new and simplifying established reproductive and health management programs for dairy cattle. A key component of my research efforts is to support the development and the on-farm implementation of new technologies to simplify reproductive and health management programs and to enhance the potential of dairy cattle. Integrating biology, management, and economics in simulation models to predict the behavior of dairy systems is also a major interest of my research. The breadth of research performed in my laboratory requires performing intensive research studies at the Dairy Unit of the Cornell University Ruminant Center (CURC) and large field experiments in cooperation with commercial dairy farms.
- M. Masello, Y. Ren, D. Erickson, and J. O. Giordano*. 2020. An automated controlled-release device for intravaginal hormone delivery. J. Dairy Sci. Comm. 1:15-20. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3168/jdsc.2020-18816
- M. M. Pérez, R. Wijma, M. Scarbolo, E. Cabrera, F. Sosa, E. M. Sitko, and J. O. Giordano*. 2020. Lactating Dairy Cows Managed for Second and Greater AI Services with the Short-Resynch or Day 25 Resynch Program had Similar Reproductive Performance. J. Dairy Sci. 103:10769-10783. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2020-18607
- M. Masello, M. M. Perez, G. E. Granados, M. L. Stangaferro, B. Ceglowski, M. J. Thomas, and J. O. Giordano*. 2020. Effect of reproductive management programs for first service on replacement dairy heifer economics. J. Dairy Sci. 104:471-485.
- M. Masello, E.M. Schillkowsky, Z. Lu, D. Erickson, J. Gavalchin, and J.O. Giordano*. 2020. A Lateral Flow-Based Portable Platform for Determination of Reproductive Status of Cattle. J. Dairy Sci. 103:4743-4753. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17517
- M. Masello, M. Scarbolo, M.V. Schneck, M.M. Perez, E.M. Schillkowsky, E.M. Sitko, F. Sosa Hernandez, E.M. Cabrera, R.M. Rossi, and J.O. Giordano*. 2020. Intravaginal instillation of prostaglandin F2α was as effective as intramuscular injection for induction of luteal regression in lactating dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 103:2743–2755. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17589
- M. Masello, M. M. Perez, G. E. Granados, M. L. Stangaferro, B. Ceglowski, M. J. Thomas, and J. O. Giordano*. 2019. Reproductive performance of replacement dairy heifers submitted to first service with programs that favor insemination at detected estrus, timed AI, or a combination of both. J. Dairy Sci. 102:1671-1681. doi: 10.3168/jds.2018-15200.
- M.L. Stangaferro, R. Wijma, M. Masello, M. J. Thomas, and J.O. Giordano*. 2018. Economic performance of lactating dairy cows submitted for first service timed artificial insemination after a voluntary waiting period of 60 or 88 days. J. Dairy Sci. 101:7500-7516. doi: 10.3168/jds.2018-14484.
- R. Wijma, M. M. Pérez, M. Masello, D. G. García, M. L. Stangaferro, and J.O. Giordano*. 2018. A resynchronization of ovulation program based on ovarian structures present at nonpregnancy diagnosis reduced time to pregnancy in lactating dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 101:1697-1707.
- M.L. Stangaferro, R. Wijma, M. Masello, M. J. Thomas, and J.O. Giordano*. 2018. Extending the duration of the voluntary waiting period from 60 to 88 days in cows that received timed artificial insemination after the Double-Ovsynch protocol affected the reproductive performance, herd exit dynamics, and lactation performance of dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 101:717-735.
- R. Wijma, M. L. Stangaferro, M. M. Kamat, S. V., T. L. Ott, and J. O. Giordano*. 2016. Embryo mortality around the period of maintenance of the corpus luteum causes alterations to the ovarian function of lactating dairy cows. Biology of Reproduction. 95:112, 1-14.
- M.L. Stangaferro, R. Wijma, L.S. Caixeta, M.A. Al-Abri, and J.O. Giordano*. 2016. Use of rumination and activity monitoring for the identification of dairy cows with health disorders. Part I. Metabolic and digestive disorders. J. Dairy Sci. 99:7395-7410.
Presentations and Activities
- J.O. Giordano. Manipulating the Duration of the Voluntary Waiting Period to Optimize Herd Performance and Profitability. High Plains Dairy Conference. Amarillo, TX. March, 3rd 2020.
- J.O. Giordano. Integration of Technologies for Reproductive and Health Management. Vermont Dairy Producers Conference. Burlington, VT. February, 25th 2020.
- J.O. Giordano and M. Masello. Heifer repro: AI at estrus, timed AI or both? Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. November, 14th 2019.
- J.O. Giordano. Integrating Automated Monitoring Technologies into Dairy Herd Health Management. ARPAS Annual Meeting. Hershey, PA. November, 5th 2019.
- J.O. Giordano. Designing Effective Reproductive Programs for Lactating Dairy Cows and Heifers. Quebec Veterinary Medical Association Conference. Esterel, Quebec, Canada. September 21st, 2019.
- J.O. Giordano Economic Impact of Reproductive Performance in Dairy Herds and Approaches for Program Selection. Society for Theriogenology Annual Conference. July 27th, 2019.
- J.O. Giordano. Current and Future Opportunities in Reproductive Management of Dairy Cattle. FONA Holstein Conference. Queretaro, Mexico. May 31st, 2019.
- J.O. Giordano. 1) Integration of Automated Detection of Estrus into Reproductive Management of Dairy Herds. 2) Integrating Automated Health Monitoring Technologies into Dairy Herd Management. Allflex China Conference. Zhouzhuang, China. April 15th, 2019.
- J.O. Giordano. 1) Current and Future Opportunities in Reproductive Management of Dairy Cattle. 2) Automating Health Monitoring & Management in Dairy Farms. Northeast Dairy Production Medicine Symposium. Syracuse, NY. March 16th, 2019.
- J.O. Giordano. 1) Recent research on the use of automated monitoring technologies for health and reproductive management. 2) What you should know about sensor systems and their integration in dairy herd management. Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. Saint Paul, MN. February 9th, 2019.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Master of Science
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Universidad Catolica de Cordoba
- ANSC 3510 - Dairy Cattle Herd Management
- ANSC 3450 - Reproductive Physiology & Management of Dairy Cattle
- PLCSS 1900 - Sustainable Agriculture: Food, Farming, and the Future
- VTMED6536 - Advanced Dairy Cattle Reproduction
272 Morrison Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
jog25 [at] cornell.edu
Julio in the news
With the increasing pressure for dairy farms to meet new sustainable benchmarks, scientists in the Cornell CALS department of Animal Science seek innovative ways to help farmers reach these goals. Julio Giordano, associate professor of Animal Science, sees technological advancements to better dairy cattle reproduction and health as a direct solution.
- Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture
- Animal Science