Lactation expert
Nutritional and management manipulations of milk quality

Prof. Chris Knight is a lactation researcher with interests in both animal and human lactation. His large animal research is done in collaboration with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala and includes nutritional and management manipulations of milk quality. He is particularly interested in the way in which milk quality varies across the course of lactation, and also in the impact of novel production strategies on milk composition and cow welfare. He collaborates with food scientists and human nutritionists in Copenhagen and Uppsala and am currently co-ordinating applications for Comparative Lactation Centre of Excellence funding (Uppsala) and Erasmus Mundus Food of Life MSc programme funding. The latter is focused on teaching across the animal science/food science disciplines and involves KU, SLU, Helsinki University and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona as full partners.


  • Yeo, J.-M., Knight, C.H. and Chamberlain, D.G. (2003) Effects of changes in dietary amino acid balance on milk yield and mammary function in dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science 86, 1436-1444.
  • Sorensen, A., Muir, D.D., Knight, C.H. (2008) Extended lactation in dairy cows: effects of milking frequency, calving season and nutrition on lactation persistency and milk quality. Journal of Dairy Research 75, 90-97.
  • Knight, C.H. (2009) Changes in requirements with age after birth. In Symonds, M. and Ramsay, M. Changes in infant nutrition requirements with age. Cambridge University Press, in press.

Where am I?
Luciano Pinotti, University of MilanAshild Krogdahl, NVHIan Givens, Reading UniversityChris Knight, University of CopenhagenVincent Baeten, CRA-WDolores Pérez Marín, University of CordobaStephen Woodgate, Beacon ResearchJoop Luten, NofimaHans Dieter Hess, AgroscopeBart Van Droogenbroeck, ILVOJerzy Juskiewicz, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research Anna Haug, UMBMindaugas Malakauskas, LVAIonelia Taranu, INCDBNARodica Criste, INCDBNAAneliya Haritova, Trakia UniversityKris Sejrsen, Department of Animal Health, Welfare and NutritionRafael Codony, University of BarcelonaFrancesc Guardiola, University of BarcelonaKatri Ling, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicinePreben Bach Holm, University AarhusDavid Arney, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicineAna Garrido Varo, University of CordobaJaroslava Ovesna, Institute of Crop ResearchKevin Shingfield, MTT Agrifood ResearchNastasia Belc, Institute of Food BioresourcesRupert Bruckmaier, University of BernJohn Wallace, Rowett Research InstituteCornelia Metges and Harald Hammon, FBNJaap Keijer, WURAila Vanhatalo, University of HelsinkiJovanka Levic, Institute of Food TechnologyDavid Kenny, Institute for Food and HealthIsabelle Oswald, INRAMilan Marounek, Institute of Animal ScienceVeerle Fievez, Ghent UniversityMarcela Speranda, Faculty of Agriculture CroatiaKostas Mountzouris, Agricultural University of AthensIoannis Politis, Agricultural University of AthensMargrit Velik, Institute of Live Stock ResearchBegona de la Roza-Delgado, SERIDAJohn O`Doherty, Institute for Food and Health
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