Limin Kung

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Limin Kung

S. Hallock du Pont Professor of Animal Science

Office Location:
531 South College Avenue
Animal and Food Science
033 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716


Ph.D. Dairy Nutrition – Michigan State University

M.S. Ruminant Nutrition – University of Hawaii

B.S. Animal Science – University of Hawaii

Area(s) of Expertise:

Ruminants (e.g. cows, sheep, and deer) are metabolic marvels because of interactions with microbes in their guts.  Ruminants have three forestomachs where bacteria and protozoa ferment feed.  These microbes produce volatile fatty acids and microbial protein that are utilized as sources of energy and protein, respectively by the animal.