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    EH25 9RG Midlothian

    United Kingdom

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Research interests

My current research interests are around precision livestock farming (PLF), feed efficiency and methane mitigation strategies, this includes:

  • Investigating the use of multi-sensor systems to remotely assess the performance and efficiency of beef animals.
  • Physiological monitoring of youngstock as a method of early detection of disease.
  • Modernisation of guidelines for beef cattle feeding systems.
  • Assessment of electronic identification (EID) in bovine systems (transportation and traceability).
  • The use of novel biomarkers (N15) as a proxy for the performance of cattle and sheep.
  • Investigating novel diet additives as methane mitigation strategies and their effects of feed efficiency.
  • Applications of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in forage analysis.


I am currently involved in teaching in the following areas:

  • Information Technology: Applications Software 1
  • Energy losses and efficiency in agroecosystems (livestock systems)

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Projects 2018 2023

Research Output 2014 2019

Open Access
respiratory tract diseases
feeding behavior
anti-infective agents

An integrative framework for functional analysis of cattle rumen microbiomes

Wassan, J. T., Zheng, H., Browne, F., Bowen, J. M., Walsh, P., Roehe, R., Dewhurst, RJ., Palu, C., Kelly, B. & Wang, H., 12 Mar 2018, Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 1854 1860 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Functional analysis
Learning systems

Data driven disease detection – an example in dairy calves

Bowen, J. M., Miller, G. A., Duthie, C-A., Bell, DJ., Mason, CS. & Haskell, MJ., 19 Nov 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Effects of dietary nitrate and lipid supplementation on the rumen microbiota associated with methane production

Bowen, J. M., Cormican, P., Lister, S. J., McCabe, M. S., Roehe, R. & Dewhurst, RJ., 9 Apr 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

1 Citation (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access