Mike Allen, PhD

  • Mike Allen, PhD

2018 SWNC Speaker

“The filling effect of forages and its effect on feed intake of lactating cows”


Mike Allen is University Distinguished Professor of Dairy Cattle Nutrition at Michigan State University.  He completed his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees at Cornell University and he was a Research Dairy Scientist at the US Dairy Forage Research Center in Madison, WI prior to joining the faculty at MSU in 1987.    His research is focused on understanding the control of energy intake and partitioning in lactating cows and he conducts extension programs in dairy cattle nutrition. He is author or co-author of over 750 publications including journal articles, technical papers, book chapters, research abstracts, extension publications and popular press articles.  He has delivered over 330 presentations at scientific society meetings and conferences for dairy producers or technical advisors in 20 countries.  He is a co-author of the Spartan Dairy Ration Balancer (versions 2 and 3) and has received several awards for his research accomplishments from the American Dairy Science Association.