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Dr Penny Back

Senior Lecturer in Dairy Production
Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences
Massey University
New Zealand


Dr. Penny Back is currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Dairy Production in the Department of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey univesity , Newzealand.

Research Interest

Ruminant milk production Heifer rearing Young stock rearing Young stock rearing on alternative forages Improving reproductive performance Chicory Plantain Lucerne Use of alternative forages Dairy and beef cow milk composition Efficiency of liveweight gain Economic evaluation of farm practises


  • Hickson, RE., Back, PJ., Martin, NP., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2016). The influence of age and breed of cow on colostrum indicators of suckled beef calves. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. 76, 163-168

  • Navarrete, S., Kemp, PD., Pain, SJ., & Back, PJ. (2016). Bioactive compounds, aucubin and acteoside, in plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.) and their effect on in vitro rumen fermentation. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 222, 158-167

  • Pettigrew, EJ., Morris, ST., Back, PJ., Kenyon, PR., Berry, J., Donald, AJ., . . . Hickson, RE. (2017). Growth of weaned Friesian bull calves on a herb sward or with concentrate supplementation during late summer and early autumn. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 60(1), 70-79

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