Paul Kononoff

Areas of Expertise
Dairy Cattle
Extension
Professor
Dairy Extension Specialist

EDUCATION

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

PREVIOUS POSITIONS HELD

  • Research Scientist - Ruminant Feed Analysis Consortium, University of New Hampshire
  • Ruminant Nutritionist/Technical Support Specialist - Renaissance Nutrition Inc., Roaring Spring, PA

AWARDS & HONORS

  • American Dairy Science Association, Graduate Student Paper Publication Award - 2004
  • BASF-Akey Graduate Nutrition Scholarship Award - 2000

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • The nature of my research to date has primarily focused on understanding the relationship between forage quality and ruminal fermentation in lactating dairy cattle. Over the past seven years I have studied manipulations on forage particle size and evaluated these effects on feed efficiency, milk production, composition and rumen fermentation. In these investigations, I have employed fundamental principles and techniques used in the study of rumen fermentation. The primary objective of my research is to extend the current understanding of forage quality and the effect on rumen fermentation and milk production.