Paul Kononoff

Paul Kononoff

Dairy Extension Specialist

Ph.D., Dairy and Animal Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002
M.S., Animal Science, University of Saskatchewan, 1998
B.S.A., Animal Science, University of Saskatchewan, 1995


  • My overarching research career goal has been to contribute to the biological knowledge base surrounding food-producing animals. I have further narrowed this goal into understanding the role of feed in supplying nutrients to ruminant animals, especially lactating dairy cows that produce milk for human consumption. Broadly speaking, my research has been to fill a portion of the knowledge gap surrounding the nutritional value of ruminant feeds and their effects on lactation. More recently, I have focused on using indirect calorimetry to explore the effects of diet on nutrient use, excretion, and whole-animal energy utilization in lactating dairy cattle. My research has impacted the dairy industry by improving the nutritional knowledge of dairy producers and nutritionists to allow formulation of more effective and efficient diets.
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Areas of Expertise
Dairy Cattle

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
Nutrition Professionals Inc, Applied Dairy Nutrition Award, ADSA - 2019
Junior Faculty Excellence in Research ARD Award - 2008
Big 12 Faculty Fellowship - 2006
Research Scientist - Ruminant Feed Analysis Consortium, University of New Hampshire
Ruminant Nutritionist/Technical Support Specialist - Renaissance Nutrition Inc., Roaring Spring, PA
Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Dairy Science, 2020-present
Senior Editor, Animal Nutrition, Journal of Dairy Science, 2014-2019
Section Editor, Ruminant Nutrition, Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 2014-2017
Journal Management Committee, Journal of Dairy Science, 2009-2014