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Centre for Nutrition Modelling (CNM)

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The Centre for Nutrition Modelling (CNM) is concerned with animal nutrition and developing biomathematical models to obtain an improved quantitative appreciation of the scientific and management aspects of animal agriculture. Its programme covers the main areas of the Department’s nutrition research and deals with dairy and beef cattle, swine, poultry, fish, equine, and pet species. Work is usually collaborative. The approach is concerned with application, integration and understanding, and it covers the spectrum from basic, through strategic, to applied research. A biomathematical model supported by suitable computer software provides an excellent vehicle for making recent research findings available in an easy to use form. Models may be used to investigate the benefits of new methods suggested by research, stimulating the adoption of improved production techniques. Integration of knowledge is an essential feature of complex biological systems. A model provides the only way of bringing together conceptually research results about parts of the system, giving a coherent view of whole system performance

Latest Publications


Milk Producer Magazine Articles 12 Feb, 2021 18:02 PM

CNM has partnered with Milk Producer Magazine to publish some dairy research being conducted with our labs. These articles are written by our communications coordinator Kendra Hall and published bi-monthly. Below is an up to date list of the topics to be featured if you are interested in following the amazing innovations being conducted in dairy nutrition!

Nutrition Seminar Series 20 Jan, 2021 20:01 PM

The Centre for Nutrition Modelling would like to invite you to attend the 2021 ‘Virtual’ Nutrition Seminar Series! Each month in 2021 a different lab within the Nutrition group will share their exciting new research in a dynamic virtual manner.

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