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Dr. Robert James

Subject Expert for: 
Calf and Heifer Management

Dr. Robert James
Professor & Extension Dairy Scientist, Virginia Tech

Dr. Robert James


Area of Expertise
Dr. James has published numerous articles in popular and scientific press in the areas of dairy calf and heifer nutrition as well and feeding management of the lactating and dry cow herds. His research has been directed towards development of milk replacers and management strategies for dairy calf and heifer management. In addition he has evaluated the impact of feed management software on whole farm nutrient balance and feeding efficiency. He is involved with dairy calf and heifer management consulting throughout the U.S. and several countries in Europe and South America. He is a founding member of the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association.


Academic Training

PhD 1978 University of Delaware Animal and Poultry Science
MS 1976 Virginia Polytechnic Institute Dairy Nutrition
BS 1971 Virginia Polytechnic Institute Dairy Nutrition

Professional Experience

1980 - Present Professor and Extension Dairy Scientist, Dairy Nutrition and Management, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1978 - 1980 Assistant Professor and Dairy Extension Specialist, West Virginia University
1975 - 1976 Extension Associate, Dairy Records, Virginia Cooperative Extension.
1972 - 1978 Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Honors and Awards
Cady Award – Distinguished Service to Professional Dairy Heifer Growers Association
Award of Honor – Southern Region – American Dairy Science Association.



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