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Joyce Marumo

Country of origin: South Africa Currently in: United States, Ithaca, New York General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background


2015 Master Agricultural Sciences
2011 Undergraduate Agricultural Sciences
2021 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

- Focused on dairy cattle nutrition, behavior and physiology - Modelling environmental and social impact on milk dynamics in dairy cattle. - Nutrition models to address environmental pollution.

Research Keywords: 
dairy cattle nutrition

Publications resulting from Research: 

J.L. Marumo, P.A. LaPierre and M.E. Van Amburgh (2023). Enteric Methane Emissions Prediction in Dairy Cattle and Effects of Monensin on Methane Emissions: A Meta-Analysis (2023). Animals 13(8), 1392.

Ortega, A.F., Zanotti, A., Coombe, R., Fox, N., LaPierre, P.A., Marumo, J.L., Coon, C., D.M. Barbano and M.E. Van Amburgh (2022). Abomasal Infusions of Essential and Non-Essential Amino Acids to Evaluate Productive Efficiencies, and Energy and Amino Acid Utilization in Lactating Dairy Cattle: Cornell University Nutrition Conference, Syracuse, New York, 18-20 October 2022.

J.L. Marumo, D. Lusseau, J.R. Speakman, M. Mackie and C. Hambly (2022). Influence of environmental factors and parity on milk yield dynamics in barn-housed dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science 105(2): 1225-1241. doi: 10.3168/jds.2021-20698

J.L. Marumo, D.N. Fisher, D. Lusseau, M. Mackie, J.R. Speakman and C. Hambly (2022). Social associations in lactating dairy cows housed in a robotic milking system. Applied Animal Science Behaviour 249: 105589. doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2022.105589

J.L. Marumo, C. Hambly, D. Lusseau & J.R. Speakman (2020). Effect of regrouping lactating dairy cows on behavioural variability. In Proceeding of the British Society of Animal Science Conference – Advances in Animal Biosciences: The Challenge of Change. 30th Mar- 01 April 2020, Nottingham, UK. Page 027 (Abstr.). doi:10.1017/S2040470020000011

J.L. Marumo, F.V. Nherera-Chokuda, J.W. Ng’ambi & M.C. Muya. 2018. Effect of replacing a commercial pelleted calf meal with lucerne leaf meal on performance of neonatal and transitional Holstein heifer calves. Animal Production Science. Animal Production Science 58(5): 834-840.

F.V. Nherera-Chokuda, C.J. Smit, M.C. Muya & J.L. Marumo. 2017. Effect of heat treatment on forage quality of bio-fortified orange fleshed Ipomea batatas crop residues and roots. African Journal of Agricultural Research 12(31): 2499-2506.

KT Ramapuputla, FV Nherera, MC Muya, JL Mangena & D. Luseba. Fiber composition and rumen degradation of agro-by-products utilized in steer fattening and dairy cattle rations. June 2016. Grassroots newsletter Volume 16 No.2.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Currently joined Cornell University in New York as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Animal Science.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2014 South Africa; Pretoria 47th SASAS ANNUAL CONGRESS
2014 South Africa, Pretoria Animal Feed Manufacturer Association (AFMA) Symposium
2014 South Africa, University of Pretoria Training course in Livestock and Climate Change
2011 University of Pretoria, South Africa Student Industry Day hosted by SASAS Northern Branch
2015 Agricultural Research Council, South Africa, Pretoria Mentorship Orientation Workshop
2013 Limpopo Province, Bolivia Lodge Faculty Research day: University of Limpopo
2016 George, Western Cape: South Africa 51st Grassland Society for Southern Africa Annual Congress
2019 Turkey, Cappadocia 11th Interanational Animal Science conference
2017 Mpumalanga-Limpopo Border, South Africa 52nd Annual Grassland Society for Southern Africa (GSSA) congress
2018 University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom Introduction to R & Introduction to Statistical Modelling using R
2018 University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom Introduction to Unix and Maxwell Workshop
2019 University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK Leadership & Cultural Intelligence
2018 University of Cumbria, England, United Kingdom Introduction to R and Statistical analysis with R
2018 University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom Postgraduate basic statistics workshop


South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP)
British Society of Animal Science (BSAS)
Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom
American Dairy Science Association
National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), USA

Presentation given

Concentrate & Lucerne leaf meal, rumen metabolism & growth of neonatal dairy calves with no exposure to foraging
University of Pretoria, South Africa
July 2016
The nutritional value of Lucerne leaf meal inclusion in the dairy calf diets
George, Western Cape; South Africa
Event: 51st Grassland Society of Southern Africa Annual Congress
Yield, composition and bacteriology of raw milk from semi-intensively managed dairy cows on smallholder farms in South Africa.
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Event: 49th SASAS Annual Congress
Growth of heifers and milk yield of first lactation cows on communal area smallholder dairy farms.
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Event: 49th SASAS Annual Congress
Influence of environmental factors on milk yield in Scottish dairy cattle
Turkey, Cappadocia
Event: 11th Interanational Animal Science conference
Retrogression in rumen and body metabolism of starving cattle on communal area grazing lands: case study of smallholder dairy cattle in vhembe district, South Africa
WITS Rural Facility, Mpumalanga-Limpopo Border, South Africa
Event: 52nd Annual Grassland Society for Southern Africa (GSSA) congress
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

May 2012
Professional Development Programme (PDP) Scholarship
Scholarship for Masters degree in Agric Animal Production (Dairy Nutrition) received under Agricultural Research Council of South Africa
Oct 2011
Overall Best Student
the prize as the overall best student in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Animal Production from University of Limpopo.
Oct 2011
Best student in fourth level
Awarded as Best student in fourth level in the Department of Agricultural Economics of University of Limpopo.
Jan 2011
Merit Award for Tuition fees
Awarded Merit Award for Tuition fees by Vice Chancellor (University of Limpopo)
Jan 2009
Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited (HCI) Foundation
Awarded as the best performing student

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