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Dr. Mike Hutjens

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Extension Dairy Specialist

Local Address: Urbana, Illinois, United States
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ph.D.
    University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • B.S.
    University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • M.S.
    University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • PhD , dairy science and nutritional science
    University of Wisconsin
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Dr. Michael Hutjens, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Michael Hutjens will discuss different approaches and feedstuffs that can be used to survive the current economic environment. He will look at the role forages can play in the feed program, emphasize metabolizable protein and rumen fermentable carbohydrates and their relation to milk components and yield. Additionally, Hutjens will discuss the pricing of feed ingredients, on-farm pricing and how computer software can help. Finally, he will discuss feed additives, by-product feeds and mineral and vitamin considerations. Hutjens has been an extension dairy specialist for 40+ years at the University of Illinois and University of Minnesota, retiring in 2010. He speaks annually at 80 to 100 meetings a year, hosts the Hoard's Dairyman monthly webinar series, and has written several booklets on feeding, feeding systems, dry cow management and forage utilization. Hutjens has garnered numerous dairy industry honors including being named the Industry Person of the Year by World Dairy Expo in 2008.
"Dairy farmers can't afford to take ..., 1 April 2011 [cached]
"Dairy farmers can't afford to take cows off feed now because it takes too long to bring them back into full production," said Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois professor of animal sciences emeritus.
Podcasts | DairyBusiness - DairyLine, 14 Jan 2013 [cached]
Dr. Mike Hutjens has tips on how to keep your herd safe and keep the milk flowing.
(1/4/13) Feed Facts with Dr. Mike Hutjens from the University of Illinois. In this podcast Mike discusses organic mineral strategies. Working Together For A Healthy Planet
Dr. Mike Hutjens University of Illinois
The American Dairy Science Association > Membership > Member > Presidential Address, 11 Aug 2014 [cached]
2005 ADSA President, Michael F. Hutjens University of Illinois, Urbana
AgWeb - Dairy Today agriculture magazine for news, weather, and market information for your farm, ranch and livestock, 17 Mar 2005 [cached]
Michael Hutjens: Michael Hutjens has been an Extension dairy specialist and instructor with the University of Illinois-Urbana since 1979.He was born and raised on a 313-acre grade Holstein dairy farm, DePere, Wis. Hutjens received all of three of his college degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.He earned his master's in 1969 in mastitis detection.In 1971, he earned his Ph. D in dairy science and nutritional science with a minor in biochemistry.
He spent eight years upon graduation with the University of Minnesota in St. Paul as Extension dairy specialist and coach of the collegiate dairy team.
Hutjens has received numerous awards, including recognition from the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) and the University of Illinois.He has also served as Midwest ADSA president and on the ADSA board of directors.Hutjens is a popular speaker, having been invited to give presentations at dairy meetings in 46 states, 8 Canadian provinces and 11 foreign countries.
Hutjens also is a prolific writer and pens columns for Dairy Today, Hoard's Dairyman, Illinois AgriNews, Dairy Herd Management and Wisconsin AgriView.
He and his wife Carol have five children and three grandchildren. Email this article to a friend
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