Peter Robinson, Ph.D.

Peter Robinson

Position Title
Cooperative Extension Specialist: Dairy Nutrition and Management

2203 Meyer Hall


  • 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 Interests

  • 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.