Using Metabolizable Protein – Dr. Mike Hutjens

February 4, 2016

Listen in on this 7-minute video as Dr. Mike Hutjens continues his series on Managing Milk Protein. In this segment, he dives in to metabolizable protein (MP) and why it is such an improvement over crude protein.  He also discusses how Rumen Undegradable Protein (RUP) values vary based on dry matter intake, rate of feed passage, and source; and the importance of amino acids over MP.

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Dr. Mike Hutjens

Retired Professor, Animal Science Department
University of Illinois

Dr. Mike Hutjens obtained his bachelors, masters, and PhD degrees from University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 1971 to 1979, Dr. Hutjens was extension dairy specialist at the University of Minnesota where he coached the national champion team in 1978 at the World Dairy Expo. Since 1979, he has been a member of the University of Illinois Animal Sciences Department as extension dairy specialist. He has spoken at 60 to 70 meetings and conferences in 46 states, 17 foreign countries, and nine Canadian provinces. Dr. Hutjens writes feed columns for Hoard’s Dairyman and Dairy Today, and hosts the Hoard’s Dairyman monthly webinars. Dr. Hutjens has received several awards within the dairy industry and served as the president of the American Dairy Science Association.  Dr. Hutjens retired from the University of Illinois on Dec 31, 2010 and continues to teach part time.

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