Associate Professor, Animal Science
Dr. Giordano is the director of the Dairy Cattle Biology and Management Laboratory at Cornell University and an Associate Director of the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture (CIDA). Dr. Giordano’s research focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of technology for dairy production systems. The overarching goal of his research program is to integrate concepts of animal biology, farm management, engineering, and data-analytics for enhancing the reproductive performance, health, and profitability of dairy cattle.
Dr. Giordano’s group has pioneered research with dairy cattle reproductive biology and health, precision technologies, automation of management tasks, and development of data-driven solutions for dairy herd management. Specific research projects include:
- creating, implementing, and evaluating devices for automation of reproductive and health management of cattle;
- developing novel data-driven reproductive and health management programs based on integrated data; and
- evaluating the performance of precision technologies for health and reproductive monitoring of cattle in commercial dairy farms.
Ultimately, Dr. Giordano’s research group strives for transforming dairy production systems through a better understanding of cow biology and implementation of technology.
- 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
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Ithaca, NY 14853
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