Last Updated :2024/05/07

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Associate Professor

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo
  • Master of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo

Research Fields

  • Agricultural sciences;Animal life science;Animal production science

Research Keywords

  • Forage production
  • Life cycle
  • Dairy cows

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japanese Society of Grassland Science
  • Japanese Society of Animal Science
  • Japanese Society of Farm Work Reseach
  • The Japanese Agricultural System Society
  • Japanese Society of Livestock Management
  • Kansai Animal Science Society

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Introduction to Field Sciences
  2. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Seminar in Field Science
  3. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Research Front of Bioresource Science
  4. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Seminar in Dairy Field Science
  5. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Farm Practice
  6. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Animal Welfare
  7. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Introduction to Applied Animal and Plant Science
  8. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory and Field Works in Applied Animal and Plant Science
  9. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Grassland and Feed Science
  10. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis I
  11. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Graduation Thesis II
  12. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis III
  13. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Life, food and agricultural education through experimental studies of dairy farming
  14. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Food education for the university students of early childhood education through farming experience
  15. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Field Practice Experiencing the Life Cycle of Farm Animals at All Seasons of the Year
  16. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, (AIMS) Animal Science and Technology
  17. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Animal Science and Technology
  18. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Bioresource Science A
  19. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Bioresource Science A
  20. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Bioresource ScienceB
  21. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Bioresource ScienceB
  22. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Bioresource Science
  23. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Terrestrial Field Science

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Changes of photosynthetic pigments and phytol content at different levels of nitrogen fertilizer in Italian ryegrass fresh herbage and hay, Grassland Science, 68, 53-59, 20220109
  2. Discriminating Pennisetum alopecuoidesplants in a grazed pasture from unmanned aerial vehicles using object-based image analysis and random forest classifier, GRASSLAND SCIENCE, 67(1), 73-82, 202101
  3. Effect of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fermentation Product on Ruminal Fermentation, Blood Metabolites, and Milk Production in Dairy Cows, JARQ, 55(3), 265-271, 20210701
  4. ★, Effect of relationships among clinical mastitis incidence, reproductive performance, and culling rate on the lifetime of dairy cows at Hiroshima University Farm, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 92(1), 202112
  5. Effect of phytol in forage on phytanic acid content in cow's milk, ANIMAL BIOSCIENCE, 34(10), 1616-1622, 202110
  6. Counting of Pennisetum alopecuroides at heading stage in a grazed pasture using images from an unmanned aerial vehicle, GRASSLAND SCIENCE, 66(4), 285-292, 202010
  7. Effects of calving interval on milk production of dairy herd at Hiroshima University Farm, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaiho, 90(2), 111-120, 2019
  8. A simple visible and near-infrared (V-NIR) camera system for monitoring the leaf area index and growth stage of Italian ryegrass, COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE, 144, 314-323, 201801
  9. Low-cost visible and near-infrared camera on an unmanned aerial vehicle for assessing the herbage biomass and leaf area index in an Italian ryegrass field, GRASSLAND SCIENCE, 64(2), 145-150, 201804
  10. Effects of nitrogen fertilizer and harvesting stage on photosynthetic pigments and phytol contents of Italian ryegrass silage, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 88(10), 1513-1522, 201710
  11. ★, A comparison of plasma glucose and oxidative status in lactating dairy cows in summer and autumn, Animal Science Journal, 87, 1212-1217, 20160121
  12. Spring growth stage detection in Italian ryegrass field using a ground-based camera system, GRASSLAND SCIENCE, 62(3), 188-193, 2016
  13. A preliminarily study for predicting body weight and milk properties in lactating Holstein cows using a three-dimensional camera system, COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE, 111, 186-193, 2015
  14. Milk production, plasma metabolite profiles and mammary arterial-venous differences of milk precursors in early lactation cows milked at different frequencies by an automatic milking system, ANIMAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 86(5), 499-507, 2015
  15. Evaluating a hand-held crop-measuring device for estimating the herbage biomass, leaf area index and crude protein content in an Italian ryegrass field, GRASSLAND SCIENCE, 61(2), 101-108, 2015
  16. The effect of summer hot season on feeding, resting, and visits to the automatic milking system behavior of dairy cows without competition for feed banks, Animal Behaviour and Management, 51(3), 73-80, 20151017
  17. Effect of shearing on physiological status and milk production of dairy cows in high ambient temperature during summer, Animal Behaviour and Management, 50(3), 127-136, 2014
  18. Distinguishing Cattle Foraging Activities Using an Accelerometry-Based Activity Monitor, RANGELAND ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT, 66(3), 382-386, 2013
  19. Rumen fermentation, milk production and conjugated linoleic acid in the milk of cows fed high fiber diets added with dried distillers grains with solubles., Animal Science Journal, 84(2), 106-112, 201302
  20. Mapping herbage biomass and nitrogen status in an Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum L.) field using a digital video camera with balloon system, JOURNAL OF APPLIED REMOTE SENSING, 5, 20111114
  21. How low quality foods sustain high density sika deer (Cervus nippon) population in heavily grazed habitat?: Comparison of intake, digestibility and feeding activities between the deer fed high and low quality food, MAMMAL STUDY, 36(1), 23-31, 2011
  22. Soil solution nitrogen concentrations in a Japanese lawngrass (Zoysia japonica Steud.) and a tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) pasture under cattle grazing, GRASSLAND SCIENCE, 57(4), 225-230, 2011
  23. Effect of supplementation of soy sauce oil and Ca salts of fatty acids on rumen fermentation, milk production and conjugated linoleic acid in milk of dairy cows., Animal Science Journal, 82(4), 554-559, 201108
  24. Supplementation of the diet of dairy cows with trehalose results in milk with low lipid peroxide and high antioxidant content, JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE, 93(9), 4189-4195, 2010
  25. Fermentation of Japanese black breeding cattle grazing on Zoysia japonica Steud. and temperete grass pastures, Japanese Journal of Grassland Science, 56(2), 131-136, 201007

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Changes in soil nutrients and Italian ryegrass production during four years since start of reduced tillage, Yuzo Kurokawa, Kensuke Kawamura, Taketo Obitsu, Yoshimasa Tsumiyama, Teppei Yamaguchi, Shinji Kihara and Ryouhei Waki, 2019/03, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japanese Society of Grassland Science, Hiroshima University