Associate Professor - Dairy Nutrition
T: 514-398-7506 | arif.mustafa [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-086
BSc, MSc (Khartoum)
Awards and Recognitions
2003 Young Scientist Award (Canadian Society of Animal Science)
2004 Macdonald Campus Award for Teaching Excellence
Arif Mustafa obtained his BSc (Agriculture, Animal Production, ) and his MSc (Aimal Production, 1988) from the University of Khartoum, Sudan. He obtained his PhD (Ruminant Nutrition, 1996) from the University of University of Saskatchewan. Before joining the Animal Science Department, Professor Mustafa was a Research Associate at the University of Saskatchewan.
American Dairy Science Association
American Poultry Science Association
Dairy cattle nutrition. Ruminant carbohydrate and protein metabolism. Nutritional evaluation of new forages for dairy cows. Optimizing the feeding value of agricultural by-products for ruminant and monogastric animals.
- Milk fatty acid manipulation
- Ruminal carbohydrate and protein fermentation
- Forage evaluation and utilization
- Utilization of agro-industrial byproducts as animal feeds
Current Graduate Students
Valerie Higginson (MSc candidate): Performance of transition cow fed yeast protein
Mustafa, A. F., and Baurhoo, B. V. 2016. Effects of feeding dried cabbage leaf residues on broiler performance, leaf residues on broiler performance and total tract nutrient digestibility. Polut. Sci. (In Press).
Delaquis, E., Philippe, S., Mustafa, A., and Samson, R. 2016. Effects of soil characteristics on spring harvested switchgrass biomass composition. Comm. Soil Sci. Plant Comp. (Accepted).
Brunette, T., Baurhoo, B. and Mustafa, A. 2016. Effects of replacing grass silage with forage millet forage millet silage on milk yield, nutrient digestion and ruminal fermentation of lactating dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 99: 269-279
Mustafa, A. F. and Baurhoo, B. 2016. Evaluation of dried vegetable residues for poultry: II. Effects of feeding broccoli floret residues on performance, ileal, and total digestive tract nutrient digestibility and selected microbial population in broiler chickens. J. App. Poult. Res. (In Press).
Vonapartis, E., Aubin. M. P., Seguin, P., Mustafa, A. and Carron, J. B. 2015. Seed composition of ten industrial hemp cultivars approved for production in Canada. J. Food Comp. Anal. 39: 8-12
Aubin, M. P., Seguin, P., Vanasse, A. Tremblay, G., Mustafa, A. and Charron, J. B. 2015. Industrial Hemp Response to Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium Fertilization. Crop Forage Turf. Manag. 12:1-10
Delaquis, E., Samson, R., Seguin, P., and Mustafa, A. 2014. Impacts of Improved Switchgrass and Big Bluestem Selections on Yield, Morphological Characteristics, and Biomass Quality. Advan. Agric . 2014:1-14.
Bilal, G., Cue, R., Mustafa, A., and Hayes. F. 2014. Effects of parity, age and calving stage of lactation on fatty acid composition of milk in Canadian Holstein. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 94: 401-410.
Brunette, T., Baurhoo, B. and Mustafa, A. 2014. Replacing corn silage with different forage millet silage cultivars: Effects on milk yield, nutrient digestion, and ruminal fermentation of lactating dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 97: 6440-6449.
Almir, V., Francois, J., Caxi, F., Monardes, H., Mustafa, A. F. and Stevenson, R. 2014. Multi stable isotope analysis as a toll for assessing the geographic provenance of dairy products: A case study using buffalo’s mil cheese samples from the amazon basin, Brazil. Int. Dairy Res. 35: 107-110.
Neveu, C., B. Baurhoo, and A. Mustafa. 2014. Effect of feeding extruded flaxseed with different grains on the performance of dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 97: 1543-1551.
Baurhoo, B. and Mustafa. A. F. 2014. Effects of molasses supplementation on performance of lactating dairy cows fed high alfalfa silage diets. J. Dairy Sci. 97: 1072-1076.
Bilal, G., Cue, R., Mustafa, A. F., and Hayes, F. 2014. Genetic parameters of individual fatty acids in milk Canadian Holsteins. J. Dairy Sci. 97: 1150-1156.
Olaniyan, B., X. Zhao, and A. Mustafa. 2013. Determination of caprine serum albumin in milk using bromocresol green dye, J. Anim. Sci. 3:261-267.
Seguin, P., Mustafa, A., Donnelly, D., and B. Gelinas. 2013. Chemical composition and ruminal nutrient degradability of fresh and ensiled amaranth. J. Sci. Food Agric. (Accepted).
Neveu, C., B. Baurhoo, and A. Mustafa. 2013. Effect of feeding extruded flaxseed with different forage: concentrate ratios on the performance of dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 96: 3886-3894
Bilal, G., Cue, R., Mustafa, A. F., and Hayes, F. 2012. Estimates of heritabilities and genetic correlations among milk fatty acid unsaturation indices among Canadian Holsteins. J. Dairy Sci. 95: 7367-7371.
Gulab, S., J. K. Whalen, B. E. Ellis, A. F. Mustafa. 2012. Influence of plant residue chemistry on soil CO2–C production: A study with Arabidopsis thaliana cell wall mutants of KNAT7, MYB75 and CCR1. Pedobiologia. 55: 349-356
Bilal, G., R.I. Cue, A.F. Mustafa, J.F. Hayes. 2012. Estimation of heritabilities and genetic correlations among milk fatty acid unsaturation indices in Canadian Holsteins. J. Dairy Sci. 95: 7367-7371.
Odenigbo, A., J. Rahimi, M. Ngadi1, D. Wees, A. Mustafa and P. Seguin. 2012. Quality Changes in Different Cultivars of Sweet Potato During Deep-Fat Frying. J. Food Process Technol. 3: 156-160
Odenigbo, A.,Rahimi, Ngadi, S. Amer and A Mustafa. 2012. Starch digestibility and predicted glycemic index of fried sweet potato cultivars Functional Foods in Health and Disease. 2: 280-289
Amer, SS.,F. Hassanat, R. Berthiaume, P. Seguin, A.F. Mustafa. 2012. Effects of water soluble carbohydrate content on ensiling characteristics, chemical composition and in vitro gas production of forage millet and forage sorghum silages. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 177: 23-29
Amer, S., Seguin, P. and Mustafa, A. 2012. Performance of dairy cows fed sweet sorghum silage. J. Dairy Sci. 95: 859-863.
Mustafa, A., Seguin, P. and Gelina, P. 2011. Chemical composition, dietary fiber, tannins and minerals of grain amaranth genotypes. International J. of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 62: 750-754.
Baurhoo, N., Baurhoo, S., Mustafa, A. and Xi. Zhao. 2011. Comparison of corn-based and Canadian pearl millet-based diets on performance, digestibility, villus morphology, and digestive microbial populations in broiler chickens. J. Poult. Sci. 90:579-586.
A more complete list of publications is available here.