Peter H. Robinson

Peter H. Robinso

Peter H. Robinson, Ph.D.
Cooperative Extension Specialist
Dairy Nutrition and Management

Department of Animal Science
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616 USA

Phone: +1 530-754--7565
FAX: +1 530-754-0175
Email: phrobinson@ucdavis.edu

Education

B.Sc, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada) 1970-1974.
M.Sc., University of Guelph (Guelph, Canada) 1974-1976.
Ph.D., Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) 1979-1983.

Extension Interests

  • Laboratory methods to predict energy values of feeds.

  • Silage quality - factors influencing production of high quality silages.

  • On-farm animal management systems.

  • On-farm implementation of practical strategies to reduce the environmental impact of dairy farming systems.

  • Evaluation of methods to quantify on-farm animal performance changes.

  • Use of electronic communication to increase producer/scientist interaction.

  • On-farm use of animal metabolic models to systemize known biological concepts.

Research Interest

  • Protein and amino acid nutrition of dairy cows.

  • Evaluation of methods to assess forage quality.

  • Management strategies to reduce the environmental impact of dairy cows.

  • Animal metabolic models as tools to understand animal biology.