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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Dr. Maureen Valentine

Maureen Valentine completed her PhD in animal science at Cornell University in August 2018. Her research focused on enhancements to the productivity of goat production systems in rural India through improved animal nutrition. Livestock production in India faces a widespread problem of feed scarcity, which limits the ability of goats to meet their genetic potential. Maureen conducted a study in Kandhamal District of Odisha to learn how farmers’ goat management decisions impact animal health and the environment and how goat intensification through a semi-stall-fed production system affects goat health, kid survival, and farmer adoption. Maureen completed her master’s degree as a TCI scholar at Cornell University. She has a bachelor’s degree in animal science from North Carolina State University.