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Dr. Mike Hutjens

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Extension Dairy Specialist

University of Illinois
500 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, Illinois 61801
United States

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  • 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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In Hoards Dairyman in 2012 ..., 16 April 2014 [cached]
In Hoards Dairyman in 2012 University of Illinois Professor Mike Hutjens brought forward a very interesting thought. His reasoning is that cows are fed a wide variety of diets and that it is the income over feed costs (net dollar returns after feed costs) that is the important factor when it comes to herd profit.
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
"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.
Michael F. Hutjens BASF Graduate Student Travel Awards | NutriDense®, 14 Oct 2010 [cached]
The donation, which recognizes retiring professor Dr. Michael Hutjens for his contributions to the dairy industry, will establish the "Michael F. Hutjens BASF Graduate Student Travel Awards" scholarship fund.
BASF Plant Sciencemanager of nutrition and technical service Jerry Weigel announced the donation while introducing Dr. Hutjens at the "Managing Feed Costs 2010" seminar during the World Dairy Expo.
The "Michael F. Hutjens BASF Graduate Student Travel Awards" fund will grant $500 travel scholarships to exceptional graduate students, two each in 2011 and 2012, whose research and career interests are in dairy cattle nutrition and management. The funds will cover travel and other expenses associated with attendance at the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) meetings.
"We are pleased to support dedicated students in the University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences and demonstrate our appreciation of Dr. Hutjens' service to the dairy industry," said Weigel.
"The scholarships will allow Dr. Hutjens' contributions to continue to grow even after his retirement."
Dr. Hutjens, professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008 American Dairy Science Fellow and 2008 World Dairy Expo Industry Person of the Year, has provided significant developments in dairy nutrition and research. In his 2010 World Dairy Expo seminar, Dr. Hutjens discussed strategies for evaluating forage inputs, building rations for optimal performance in high-producing cows, and determining nutrient levels and forms.
Tags: Dr. Michael Hutjens, Jerry Weigel, Michael F. Hutjens BASF Graduate Student Travel Awards, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Animal Sciences
Tags: Dr. Michael Hutjens, Jerry Weigel, Michael F. Hutjens BASF Graduate Student Travel Awards, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Animal Sciences
Dr. Michael Hutjens, ..., 15 July 2013 [cached]
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.
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