Ariana Negreiro was recently selected as the Vita Plus dairy nutrition and management fellowship student at Michigan State University. Negreiro is the sixth student to participate in the program. She will spend two summers and two semesters earning her master’s degree in dairy science while simultaneously gaining experience in dairy nutrition and management consulting. Vita Plus will fund the credits throughout the duration of the experience in return for the research and project support she will provide.
Negreiro attended Michigan State University (MSU) as an undergraduate and studied animal science as well as plant, animal, and microbial biotechnology. She worked on the MSU Dairy Teaching and Research Center milking dairy cattle and feeding calves before she started working in Dr. Adam Lock’s dairy cattle nutrition lab. Negreiro presented her research at the 2019 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference and took first place in the undergraduate level. She was also a member of the MSU Dairy Challenge team, which took first place in their division at the 2019 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge. As the Vita Plus MSU fellowship student, Negreiro will continue to work in Lock’s lab and study the effects of supplemental amino acid and fatty acid interaction on high-producing dairy cows.
Vita Plus Corporation is an employee-owned company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Vita Plus has been serving livestock producers since 1948. More than just a feed supplier, Vita Plus consultants offer the latest cutting-edge technology, nutrition and management information. For more information about the organization call 1-800-362-8334 or go online at www.vitaplus.com.