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Dennis V. Armstrong


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Facilities and Cow Comfort

Dennis V. Armstrong
Extension Dairy Specialist and Research Scientist, Emeritus, Department of Animal Science, University of Arizona

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Area of Expertise
Dennis Armstrong specializes in large dairy herd management. He focuses on planning and design of housing, milking parlor and youngstock facilities, as well as methods to reduce environmental stress (extreme heat and cold). Dennis has consulted on herd management, dairy feasibility studies and dairy and milking center design in 23 countries, including Hungary, England, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Spain, China, New Zealand, Egypt, Oman, Thailand, Australia, Germany, Kuwait, Taiwan, India and Jordan. He has published 390 publications and lectured on dairy herd management around the world.

 

Academic Training

MS 1964 Michigan State University  
BS 1957 Colorado State University  


Professional Experience

1999 - Present Extension Dairy Specialist and Research Scientist, Emeritus, Department of Animal Science, University of Arizona
1973 – 1999 Extension Dairy Specialist and Research Scientist, Department of Animal Science, University of Arizona
1972 – 1973 General Manager, Shamrock Farms, Tucson, Arizona
1960 – 1972 Dairy Farm Manager and Instructor, Dairy Science Department, Michigan State University
1959 – 1960 Herdsman, Dairy Science Department, Colorado State University
1957 – 1959 Assistant Herdsman, Adohr Milk Farm, Camarillo, California

Honors and Awards
Arizona Farm Bureau Environmental Technology Annual Award, 2002
Ram City Friendship Award for Contribution to Guangzhou, China development in dairy Farming, 2001
Faculty Member of the Year, College of Agriculture, University of Arizona, 1998
Epsilon Sigma Pi, Arizona Extension Specialist of the Year, 1989
ADSA Extension Specialist Award, 1987

 

 

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