Dr. Jeffrey Bewley is a dairy housing and analytics specialist at Alltech. His professional interests include: precision dairy technology; dairy records management and analytics; compost bedded pack barn management and construction; freestall barn construction, management and modernization; mastitis management and prevention; economic decision support; animal health economics; and dairy farm financial analysis.
Bewley received the American Dairy Science Association Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Production and the American Dairy Science Association Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award in 2015. He was named to the Vance Publishing list of “40 Under 40 in Agriculture Awards” in 2014. During his research career, he secured over $7.5 million in funding. He has published 42 peer-reviewed publications, 109 meeting abstracts and 49 industry magazine publications. Bewley has also delivered over 80 presentations around the world, primarily on precision dairy technologies, compost bedded pack barns and mastitis management. He is an active member of the American Dairy Science Association and the National Mastitis Council. He is a certified CowSignals trainer, a MEX udder health coach and a lean farming trainer.
Bewley is from Rineyville, Kentucky, where he grew up working on his grandfather's dairy farm. He received a bachelor’s degree in animal sciences from the University of Kentucky in 1998. In 2000, he received his master’s degree in dairy science with a focus on dairy modernization from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the direction of Dr. Roger Palmer. His Ph.D. work under Dr. Mike Schutz at Purdue University focused on the application and economics of precision dairy farming technologies. For more than nine years, Bewley was on the faculty at the University of Kentucky as an extension dairy specialist. He has also worked with IceRobotics, PerforMix Nutrition and BoviSync.