Peter H. Robinson, Ph.D.

Peter Robinson

Cooperative Extension Specialist: Dairy Nutrition and Management, Department of Animal Science

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.

More information about Dr. Robinson's background

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.

Ongoing Projects

October 2016 Projects

Dr. Robin's Videos and Excel spreadsheets resources


Graduate Program

I am looking for students interested in researching challenges in dairy nutritional management with immediate practical application, that concurrently increase understanding of the biology of the system under study, in order to increase predictability of responses of dairy cows to nutritional management systems.

Current Graduate Students

  • Tamar Cohen-Davidyan
  • Hanna Gauthier
  • Yuki Okatsu¬†
  • Noe Gomez
  • Jill Havlin
  • Grace Cun
  • Stacy Tsang
  • Matt Singer
  • Jesse Warntjes
  • Sergio Burgos
  • Shannon Juarez

Visiting Fellows

  • Nadia Swanepoel
  • Henco Leicester
  • Rainer Rauch
  • Marta Santos
  • Filipa Sacadura
  • Leonel Avendano
  • Pablo Chilibroste
  • Vasileios Bampidis
  • Girma Getachew


A full listing of articles by Dr. Robinson

Calendar of Upcoming Travel

May 2-3, 2018

  • California Animal Nutrition Conference
  • Fresno (CA)

June 24-27, 2018

  • ADSA Annual Meetings
  • Knoxville (TN)