Peter H. Robinson

Selected Extension Publications

Chemical Components of Feedstuffs

Robinson, P.H. ;2012. Did the wet weather increase mycotoxins in your silage? California Dairy: April 2012. pp 4-5.

Robinson, P. H. 2009.Can manipulating ration metabolizable amino acid levels really be expected to effect environmental impacts of cows? In: Proc. 24th Nutrition and Management Conference. Tempe, AZ, Feb. 26, 27 (2009). pp115-145.

Robinson, P.H. 1999. ;Neutral detergent fiber (NDF) and its role in alfalfa analysis. In: Proc. 29th California Alfalfa Symposium, Fresno (California) December 8-9, 1999. pp 60-67.

Robinson, P.H., Putnam, D.E., and Mueller, S. 1998. ;Interpreting your forage test report. California Alfalfa and Forage Review 1:2:2-3.

Robinson, P.H.1998. ;Nitrates in Feed: Cause for concern? The Western Dairyman 79:8 C6-C8.

Robinson, P.H. 1998. ;Preventing nitrate toxicity. California Dairy 7:4:8-9.

Robinson, P.H. 1998. ;Understanding nitrates in dairy cattle. California Dairy 7:3:10,13.

Robinson, P.H., and McQueen, R.E. 1989. ;Non-structural carbohydrates in rations for dairy cows. In: Proc. Tenth Western Nutrition Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. pp. 153-167.

Dry Cows

Robinson, P.H. and Moorby, J.M. 2001. ;Days on close-up ration affected how well cows did. Hoards Dairyman 146:5:196.

Robinson, P.H. and Moorby, J.M. 1998. ;A survey of dry cow management and feeding strategies. California Dairy 7:11: 13 & 16-17.

Robinson, P.H. 1998.Early dry and transition dairy cow management strategies. California Dairy 7:10: 8-9 & 16.

Robinson, P.H. 1998.Nutrition of early dry transition dairy cows. California Dairy 7:8: 10-11 & 14.

Environmental Impact

Robinson, P.H, Swanepoel, N., Meyer, D. 2015.; Real 'shrink' in corn silage piles. Progressive Dairyman on-line.

Burgos, S.A., Robinson, P.H., Fadel, J.G., and DePeters, E.J. 2004. ;Ammonia volatilization and California dairies: Assessing urine urea excretion. California Dairy 13:15 8-9.

Burgos, S.A. and Robinson, P.H. 2003. ;Ammonia volatilization and California dairies. California Dairy 12:9:13-14.


Robinson, P.H. ;2013. DDGS: DDGS: Nutrient profiles, variability . Dairy Business West 94:11:CA2.

Robinson, P.H. ;2013. DDGS: It's a new generation. Dairy Business West 94:9:CA1

Robinson, P.H. ;2012. Feeding silage for production and health. In: Proc. UCCE Silage Day. Modesto, CA, USA. pp 4-7.

Nader, G., Robinson, P.H. and Santos, M. 2008. ;Rice straw use in dairy heifer rations. Cal. Dairy 17(5) 11.

Nader, G., and Robinson, P.H.. 2006. ;California Rice Hay. An Opportunity feed for California dairies? California Dairy 15:5:6-7.

Robinson, P.H., Coller, C. Nader, G., and Putnam, D. 2004. ;UC Davis Recommended Forage Energy Predication Equations. California Dairy 13:7: 4,13.

Getachew, G., Robinson, P.H., and DePeters, E.J. 2004. ;In vitro gas production provides effective method for assessing ruminant feeds. Cal Agriculture 58:1:54-58

Robinson,P. H. 2003. ;Estimating alfalfa hay and corn silage energy levels. California Dairy 12:6:8-9.

Robinson, P.H. 2002. ;Yeast products for growing and lactating cattle: Impacts on rumen fermentation and performance. In: Proc xii International meeting in milk and meat production in hot climates. Mexicali, Mexico.

Robinson, P.H.and Getachew, G. . 2002. ;A Practical Gas Production Technique to Determine the Nutritive Value of Forages: The UC Davis Approach. National Forage Testing Association Annual Meeting. Des Moines, IA.

Robinson, P.H. 2001. ;Estimating the energy value of corn silage and other forages. In: Proc. 31th ;California Alfalfa Symposium. Modesto (CA) December 12-13, 2001.

Robinson, P.H. 2000. ;Predicting the Energy Value of Feeds. Hoard's Dairyman, March 10, pp 187.

Fadel, J.G., Robinson, P.H., and DePeters, E.J. 1998. ;Feeding By-Products to Cattle. In: Proc. 13th Southwest Nutrition and Management Conference. Ed: D. Romagnolo, Phoenix, AZ. pp 17-30.

Feeding Management

Robinson, P.H. 2015. Extending limited feed resources in times of drought. California Dairy 24:4:15.

Robinson, P.H. ;2012. Dry matter intake: Is higher always better? Hoards West, June 2012.

Tully, J., Robinson, P.H., and DePeters, E.J. 2010. ;EBS: Empty bunk syndrome. Western Dairy Business Sect. 2010, pp 14 and 16.

Berg, J., Robinson, P. H.,and Giraud, D. 2005. ;Raising Dairy Kid Goats. UC DANR Publication 8160. DANR, Oakland, CA. 20pp.

Robinson, P.H., and Ahmadi, A. 2005. ;PCDairy WIN05. California Dairy 14:3: 10-18.

Robinson, P.H. 2001. ;Here's a new way to predict intake. Hoards Dairyman 146:11:414.

Robinson, P.H. 2000. ;Nutritional Management Practices Worth Adopting from California. Advances in Dairy Technology (2000) Volume 12, pp 17-25. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Robinson, P.H. 1999. ;Feeding strategies for heat stressed dairy cows. California Dairy 8:6: 6-7 & 17.

Robinson, P.H. 1992. ;How you feed can be as important as what you feed. In: Advances in Dairy Technology, Vol. 4, pp 106-112. Ed: J.J. Kennelly. Department of Animal Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Robinson, P.H. 1992. ;Matching energy and protein for rates of rumen digestion. In: Advances in Dairy Technology, Vol. 4, pp 84-94. Ed: J.J. Kennelly. Department of Animal Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Gill, M., Robinson, P.H., and Kennelly, J.J. 1990. ;Timing of feeding. In: Advances in Dairy Technology, Vol. 2, pp 119-128. Eds: J.J. Kennelly and J. Martin. Department of Animal Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta.


Collar, C. and Robinson, P.H. ;2014. Sorghum - Drought Year Forage of Choice? California Dairy. April. pp12-13.

Robinson, P.H.;2013. The conundrum of forage fiber in dairy rations. In: Cool Forages: Advanced Management of Temperate Forages. Eds: S. Bittman and D. Hunt. Pacific Field Corn Association, Agassiz, BC., Canada. pp 167-170.

Nader, G. A., Robinson, P.H., and DePeters, E.J. 2010. ;Rice Producers' Guide to Marketing Rice Straw. UCD Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication # 8425. October 2010.

Putnam, D.H., Robinson, P.H. and DePeters, E.J. 2008. ;Forage quality and testing. Chapter 16 in: Irrigated Alfalfa Management for Mediterranean and desert zones. Div. of Agric. and Nat. Res., Univ. California, Oakland, CA, USA. Publication 8302.

Robinson, P.H., and E.J. DePeters. 2002. ;Why Does the Dollar Value of Alfalfa Hay not Continue to Increase as its TDN Increases? In: Proceedings, 32nd ;California Alfalfa Symposium, 11-13 December, 2002, Reno, NV. UC Cooperative Extension, University of California, Davis.

Robinson, P.H. 1999. ;What makes alfalfa hay good? Hoard's Dairyman, November 1999, p 769

Robinson, P.H. and Putnam, D.H. 1999. ;What's all the Fuss about NDF? California Dairy 8:4: 10-11 and 20.

Robinson, P.H. 1998. ;What are dairy nutritionists looking for in alfalfa hay? In: Proc. 28th California/Nevada Alfalfa Symposium. Reno (Nevada) December 3-4, 1998. pp 133-139.


Jinks, A.D., Oltjen, J.W, Robinson, P.H, and Calvert, C.C. ;2010. Fecal pats help to predict nutrient intake by cattle during summer on California's annual rangelands California Agriculture: 64(2) 101-105.

Robinson, P.H. 2011. ;B Vitamins - production study responses - the cows speak. In: Proc. 47th Eastern Nutrition Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada. pp 33-42.

Robinson, P.H., and Meyer, D. 2010. ;Total mixed ration (TMR) sampling protocol. ANR Publication 8413 (August2010).

Robinson, P. H. 2009. ;Trouble-Shooting Dairy Farms: One Man's Approach. In: Proc. OABP Conference, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, April 30 (2009)

Robinson, P.H. 2001. ;Locomotion scoring cows. California Dairy 9:2: 20-21.

Juarez, S.T. and Robinson, P.H. 2002. ;Impact of lameness on behavior and milk production of hish producing multiparous Holstein cows. Hoof Trimmers Association, Inc. Newsletter 34:10-11.

Milk Composition

Robinson, P.H. 2000. ;Manipulating milk protein production and level in lactating dairy cows. Advances in Dairy Technology, vol 12, pp 269-278. Department of Animal Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Robinson, P.H. 1999. ;Manipulating milk protein percentage and production in lactating dairy cows . Part 2 - Factors that can be manipulated. California Dairy 8:8: 4-5 and 12-13.

Robinson, P.H. 1999. ;Manipulating milk protein production and level in lactating dairy cows. Part 1 - Difficult to manipulate factors. California Dairy 8:7: 6-7.

Ration Evaluation

Robinson, P.H. 2011. ;Ruminally protected amino acids for dairy cows: Results of several studies in California. In: Proc. 47th Eastern Nutrition Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada. pp 183-192.

Robinson, P.H., and Erasmus, L.J. 2010. ;Feed efficiency and lactating cows. Expressing and interpreting it. Proc. 31st Western Nutrition Conf., Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Sept 21-23 (2010).

Robinson, P.H. and Swanepoel, N. 2008. ;Amino acid nutrition of lactating dairy cows: Does DDG change the picture. In: Proc. Minnesota Dairy Health Conf. May 21-22, 2008. St Paul, MN. pp 9-19.

Robinson, P.H. 1999. ;Evaluating the nutritional adequacy of rations in dairy cows using computer models. In: Proc. 5th Wild West Veterinary Conference. WWVC, Sacramento, CA pp 98-103.

Robinson, P.H. 1999. ;SHIELD Dairy Ration Evaluator. California Dairy 8:1: 14-16.

Robinson, P.H. 1996. ;Rumen protein metabolism - predicting outflow. In: Proc. Eastern Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers. Halifax, N.S. pp. 40-51.

Robinson, P.H. 1996. ;Protein for production and reproduction. In: Proc. 28th B.C. Dairy Short Course. Ed: R. Barker. Abbotsford, B.C. pp. 17-28.

Robinson, P.H. 1993. ;Rumen protected amino acids for dairy cattle: What is the future? In: Proc. 28th Pacific Northwest Animal Nutrition Conference. Ed: C. Hunt. Boise, ID. pp. 175-182.

Robinson, P.H. 1996. ;Feeding strategies for profit. In: Proc. 28th B.C. Dairy Short Course. Ed: R. Barker. Abbotsford, B.C. pp. 75-84.