Guillermo Ortiz Colón


My program is focused on the improvement of the efficiency, economic solvency, and sustainability of the Dairy Industry in Puerto Rico. Specifically, my aim is to promote good pasture management, minimize the dependence on imported grain feeds, and increase the percentage of dairy replacements born and raised in Puerto Rico. My research focus will be in the development of efficient nutritional/management practices than can permit that raising dairy replacement locally would be a better alternative to the common practice of importing heifers from temperate locations in North America.


Ph. D. Michigan State University, 2006

M.S. University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, 2002

B.S. University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, 1997


Extension: 60 %

Research: 20%

Teaching: 20%

   Contact Information

Office 308 Building C Agricultural Extension Service

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

Phone: (787) 832-4040 Ext. 3278


Guillermo Ortiz-Colón, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ruminant Nutrition Specialist