Podcast: Real Science Exchange: Improving Protein Utilization to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Dairy Production


On this episode of the Real Science Exchange, we focus on ways to improve protein utilization in dairy cows to reduce our overall environmental footprint.



  • Dr. Chris Reynolds, University of Reading
  • Dr. Mark Hanigan, Virginia Tech


Many ideas, research findings and surveys were shared about possible ideas to become more sustainable and improve protein utilization.


Dr. Reynolds said that moving towards precision feeding and feeding animals closer to dietary requirements would reduce surplus nitrogen and more.