Dr. Sarah Potts currently serves as a Dairy and Beef Extension Specialist with the University of Maryland. In this role, she produces educational programs and materials to help beef and dairy producers in Maryland be successful in reaching their goals. Sarah's extension programming focuses on cattle health and nutrition management, forage management, and ag literacy. Sarah is currently conducting several applied research projects, including an on-farm extended colostrum feeding study with Jersey calves, a grazing study with pregnant Holstein heifers, and a soil fertility study examining the effects of the level of nitrogen and sulfur application on triticale forage yield and quality for dairy cattle.
Sarah completed her bachelor's degrees at Virginia Tech in 2011, her master's at Michigan State University in 2014, and her PhD at the University of Maryland in 2019. Sarah's previous work as a graduate student was focused on feed efficiency in lactating dairy cows and the effects of methyl donor supplementation on transition dairy cow performance.
Estimating Winter Forage Needs of the Cow-Calf Herd
Feeding the Gestating Cow
Incorporating Winter Forages into the Feeding Program
Managing Bloat in Pastured Cattle
Milk Fever Prevention Begins Before Calving
Water: The Forgotten Nutrient
Colostrum: Getting Calves off to a Good Start
Do pre-weaned calves need forage?
Do your heifers measure up? Tips for Evaluating Your Heifer Program
Heifer Talk: How many do you really need? (infographic)
Group Housing of Pre-weaned Calves: Yay or Nay?
Managing Heifer Inventory on the Dairy
Milk Replacer: Are your Calves Getting Enough?
Tips for Weaning Beef Calves
Transition Milk May Benefit Dairy Calves
Troubleshooting Calf Scours
Winter Calf Management Tips for Mitigating Illness
Best Deworming Practices for Cattle
Body Condition Score is a Critical Management Tool for Cow-calf Producers
Gastrointestinal Parasite Control in Cattle: The Fecal Egg Count Reduction Test (FS1175)
The Hidden Effects of Heat Stress
How to Evaluate the Transition Cow Program
Preparing for Fly Season
Recommendations for Deworming Cattle: An Overview (infographic)
Recommendations for Deworming Cattle: Dewormer Selection (infographic)
Recommendations for Deworming Cattle: Evaluating Your Program (infographic)
Recommendations for Deworming Cattle: Selecting the Right Animals (infographic)
Rethinking Cow Longevity
Stepping Up Your Fly Control Program
Subclinical Mastitis: The Stealthy Intruder
Transition Program Check-up (infographic)
Utility of Estrus Synchronization in Beef Cattle
Understanding the Calving Process For Timely Intervention