Juan Romero


🚜 Agriculture, 🐄 Dairy, 🍩 Food science, 🐂 Livestock, 🧹Pollution response

Romero studies the factors that affect forage quality and conservation to develop novel additives that will improve the profitability of livestock production. Specifically, his program focuses on the methodological use of fungal enzymes to solve specific issues in silage production and the development of biologically-based additives to enhance the stability of conserved forages. His lab is also studying how animal metabolize PFAS and how forage crops uptake PFAS from affected soils.

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A bubble chart demonstrating a 50% research 50% teaching appointment split.
Romero balances time between teaching (50%) courses about forage science and range management and animal nutrition, and research (50%) on forage quality and conservation, ruminant nutrition, animal systems microbiota, and enzymology.

Appointment details

Romero’s work is supported by:

  • School of Food and Agriculture at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Experiment Station contributions

  • Current project: Developing novel additives for the diary cattle and forage industry. Hatch project number ME021917.