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M Lehmann Maritz

M Lehmann Maritz

Programme Coordinator: Agricultural Management
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
South Africa

Biography

She completed a BSc (Agric.) (Hons.) in 1981 at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Thereafter she gained expertise in numerous agricultural enterprises such as Feedlot & extensive Beef Production, Dairy Production, Pig production and wildlife farming. In 2000 she was appointed as Animal Science Lecturer at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. She enrolled for a Master’s Degree in 2001. The research focussed on the replacement of corn with small grains such as barley and wheat. It also included in vitro digestion rate of roughages. She was later appointed as Program Coordinator for the Agricultural Program and have 8 years’ experience. She received numerous awards over the last 15 years such as the Faculty Emerging Researcher of the year 2006, Faculty Researcher of the year 2007, Faculty Teacher of the Year 2009, NMMU Teacher of the year 2009, and runner-up in an innovation technology competition (acidosis related) in 2013. She has presented research papers in Brazil (Porto Allegra), France (Grenoble) and the South African Society for Animal Scientists (SASAS) conferences. She has supervised post graduate students and am currently involved with a study on flocculation of UHT milk.

Research Interest

Dairy cow(ruminant) nutrition, Animal breeding and genetics, animal nutrition and reproduction, Animal Production Science, livestock farming systems, sustainability and natural resource management