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Bengt-Ove Rustas

Bengt-Ove Rustas


Research Interests:

  • Ruminant nutrition
  • Precision livestock farming, especially precision feeding
  • Methods for, mainly real time, monitoring of individual animal response on nutrient supply

Research Goal:

Develop methods for adapting nutrient supply and management to the requirement of individual dairy cows

Research Skills:

Design and analysis of experiment with dairy and growing cattle

Activity in the scientific society:

  • Coordinator of research, education and visits at the Swedish Livestock Research Center
  • Member of the organizing committee of the Nordic Feed Science conference.

Activity with stakeholders outside the scientific society:

Member of the Scientific Advisory Group of 'NorFor' – the Nordic feed evaluation system


Teaching in animal science at undergraduate level, Supervision of Master student.


On-going projects:

Title Project managers
Milk urea concentration relative to rumen protein balance and urinary N excretion - How is the relationship influenced by ration mineral content and by diurnal variation? Torsten Eriksson
Hydrogen sulfide as a marker for protein degradation Torsten Eriksson 
Drinking water intake as an estimate of feed intake, optimal milk urea concentration and health in dairy cows  Torsten Eriksson
Utveckling av modeller för NorFor plan för beräkning av optimal utfodringsnivå till högt avkastande mjölkkor i


Jan Bertilsson
 Indicators of positive welfare in dairy cows: grooming behaviour and use of mechanical brushes as potential measures for onfarm

welfare assessment

Linda Keeling


Researcher at the Department of Animal Nutrition and Management; Feed science
Telephone: +4618671663, +46722446955
Postal address:
Box 7024
750 07 Uppsala
Visiting address: Ulls väg 26, Uppsala