Douglas J. Reinemann, Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (1987)

Professor and Department Chair: Machine Milking, Rural Energy Issues

460 Henry Mall, Room 115

Madison, WI 53706

Tel: (608) 262-0223

Fax: (608) 262-1228


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Program Affiliations

Education and Certificates

  • Ph.D., 1987, Agricultural Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • M.S., 1983, Agricultural Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.S., 1980, Agricultural Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fields of Interest

  • Biomechanics of machine milking
  • Sustainable development of bio-energy systems
  • Renewable energy technology and policy
  • Biosensors for milk quality analysis
  • Effects of the electrical environment on farm animals
  • Integral thought and philosophy



• Reinemann DJ, 2012. Stray Voltage and Milk Qualtiy: A Review. Veterinary Clinics of North America, Food Animal Practice: Mastitis in Dairy Cows, 28(2)321-345, P.L Ruegg, editor. Elsevier Inc.

• Aguirre-Villegas HA, FX Milani, S Kraatz, DJ Reinemann, 2012. Life Cycle Impact Assessment and Allocation Methods Development for Cheese and Whey Processing. Transactions of the ASABE 55(2)1-15.

• Pantoja, JCF, GJM Rosa, DJ Reinemann, and PL Ruegg, 2012. Sampling Strategies for Total Bacterial Count of Unpasteurized Bulk Milk. Journal of Dairy Science, 95(5)2326-2247.

• Pantoja, JCF, DJ Reinemann and PL Ruegg, 2011. Factors associated with coliform count in unpasteurized bulk milk. Journal of Dairy Science 94(6)2680-2691.

• Kaufman AS, PJ Meier, JC Sinistore, DJ Reinemann, 2010. Applying life-cycle assessment to low carbon fuel standards—How allocation choices influence carbon intensity for renewable transportation fuels. Energy Policy 38(2010)5229–5241.

• Reinemann, DJ and GA Mein, 2010. Review of milking biomechanics research. Proc. 5th IDF Mastitis Conference: Mastitis Research into Practice, JE Hillerton ed. New Zealand Veterinary Association for Coninuting Education, Christchurch, NZ, pp 436-443.

• Rasmussen, MD and DJ Reinemann, 2010. Milking Management. Proc. 5th IDF Mastitis Conference: Mastitis Research into Practice, JE Hillerton ed. New Zealand Veterinary Association for Coninuting Education, Christchurch, NZ pp 74-82.

• Kraatz, S., D.J. Reinemann, W.E. Berg, 2009. Energy Inputs for Corn Production in Wisconsin and Germany. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 25(5)653-662

• Erdreich, L, A Dominik, M Wagner and DJ Reinemann, 2009. Meta-analysis of Stray Voltage on Dairy Cattle. J. Dairy Sci. 92 :5951-5963

• Pantoja, J.C.F., D.J. Reinemann, and P.L. Ruegg, 2009. Associations among milk quality indicators in raw bulk milk. J. Dairy Sci. 92:4978-4987.

• Bade, RD, DJ Reinemann, M Zucali, PL Ruegg, and PD Thompson, 2009. Interactions of vacuum, b-phase duration, and liner compression on milk flow rates in dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 92:913–921.

• Brinker, JL, DJ Reinemann, LE Armentano, TR Fortenbery and MA Wattiaux, 2008. Biofuel Production Based on Dairy Consumption of DDGS and Soybean Meal in Wisconsin. Biofuels, Food & Feed Tradeoffs, PP. 106-109.

• Helgren, JM, and DJ Reinemann, 2006. Survey of Milk Quality on U.S. Dairy Farms Utilizing Automatic Milking Systems. Transactions of the ASABE, 49(2)551- 556.

    Expertise Summary

    • Douglas J. Reinemann is professor of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he has been on the faculty since 1990.
    • Doug has been working at the interface between energy and agricultural systems for the past 20+years. His studies have included energy use and energy production in agricultural systems. He is a member of the sustainability group of the UW Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center examining environmental impacts of biofuels production systems. He also leads the UW ‘green cheese’ team who are investigating synergies between dairy and biofuels production systems in Wisconsin. Doug has been actively involved with the Midwest Rural Energy Council - an organization of power suppliers addressing issues related to energy supply to agricultural production and processing operations as well as integrating renewable energy resources into the energy distribution grid.
    • Dr. Reinemann has directed the activities of the UW Milking Research and Instruction lab since 1990. He is the US representative and Chair of the International Dairy Federation’s working group on machine milking, and is the US representative to the International Standards Organization committees on milking machine performance and installation and Automatic Milking Installations. He has chaired the machine milking committees of the ASABE and the NMC.
    • Doug received the National Food and Energy Award from the ASAE in 2001, the Pound Extension Award from the UW College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1998, the Young Engineer Award from the Wisconsin Section of the ASAE in 1998, and was nominated as a UW Distinguished Professor in 1997.

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