I am Head of SRUC Dairy Research Centre at Crichton Royal Farm, Dumfries.
My research interests are dairy farming systems, grassland and nutrition. In addition, I am also interested in Knowledge Exchange and am Vice Chairman of SRUC Knowledge Transfer Management Group with specific responsibility for Competitive Agriculture.
Dairy farming systems at Diploma and Degree level.
Romer D.A.M., Roberts D.J., Mardell P. (2009). The influence of management
decisions and external factors on the dairy farmers environmentally friendly
farming objectives: the Green dairy experience. International Journal of
Agricultural Sustainability 7, 164-175.
Rioja-Lang F.C., Roberts D.J., Healy S.D., Lawrence A.B., Haskell M.J.
(2009). Dairy cows trade-off feed quality with proximity to a dominant
individual in Y-maze choice tests. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 117: 159 –
Chagunda M.G.G., Ross D., Roberts D.J., (2009). On the use of a laser
methane detector in dairy cows. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 68:
157 – 160.
Chagunda M.G.G., Römer D.A.M., Roberts D.J. (2009). Effect of genotype and
feeding regime on enteric methane, non-milk nitrogen and performance of dairy
cows during the winter feeding period. Livestock Science 122: 323 – 332.
Halachmi I, P. Polak, D.J. Roberts & M. Klopcic, (2008). Cow Body Shape
and Automation of Condition Scoring. J. of Dairy Sci. 92: 4444 - 4451
Roberts D.J. Leach K.A. and Goldie J (2007) Assessment and improvements of
the efficiency of nitrogen use on commercial dairy farms. International Journal
of Agricultural Sustainability 5: 295 – 305
Bell M.J. and Roberts D.J (2007) Effect of twinning on the feed intake,
performance and health of dairy cows. Livestock Science. 107: 274 -281
Bell J.F., Offer N., Roberts D.J. (2007). The effect on dairy cow
performance of adding molassed sugar beet feed to immature forage maize at
ensiling prior to feeding. Animal Feed Science and Technology 137: 84 -92
Dr Dave Roberts
Head of Dairy Research Centre
Address: Future Farming Systems, SRUC Dairy Research Centre, Hestan House, Dumfries DG1 4TA