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Dr Emma Bleach

Senior Lecturer

Teaching Duties


BSc Agriculture & Routes, BSc Animal Production Science

  • Animal Production Systems (A4005)
  • Farm Animal Production Science (A5025)
  • Livestock Production Science (A5045)
  • Sustainable Livestock Production (A5046)
  • Global Agriculture Production (C6022)


Ruminant Nutrition 

  • Ruminant Animal Production & the Feed Industry - Dairy (A7026)
  • Recent Advances in Ruminant Nutrition - Calf and heifer nutrition (A7029)

Verterinary Pharmacy

  • Farm Animal Health Care (A7063)

Research Interests

  • Youngstock rearing practices including dairy calves and heifers, dairy-bred beef calves 
  • Reproductive processes particularly in dairy cows. Current research is looking at factors affecting oestrus expression in dairy cows
  • Factors influencing dairy cow productivity
  • Ovarian follicle development
  • Using Cow Signals to monitor the wellbeing of cattle

Professional Memberships

British Society ofAnimal Science (BSAS)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Academic Department: Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences

Tel: +44 (0)1952 81 5079

Office: AC10 Aspire Centre

Research profile: ORCID

Research profile: ResearcherID.com


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Other publications

  • Zebari, H.M., Rutter, S.M. and Bleach, E.C.L. (2019) Fatty acid profile of milk for determining reproductive status in lactating Holstein Friesian cows. Animal Reproduction Science 202
  • Atkins, N.A., Bleach. E.C.L., Hargreaves, P.R. and Sinclair, L.A (2018) Periparturient and early lactation performance and metabolism of replacement Holstein-Friesian dairy heifers out-wintered on fodder beet or perennial ryegrass compared with winter housing Grass and Forage Science 73
  • Zebari, H.M., Rutter, S.M. and Bleach, E.C.L. (2018) Characterizing changes in activity and feeding behaviour of lactating dairy cows during behavioural and silent oestrus. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 206
  • Pyatt, A.Z., Wright, G.H., Walley, K.E., Bleach, E.C.L., (2017) Value co-creation in high involvement services: the animal healthcare sector International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management 45 (doi: 10.1108/IJRDM-11-2016-0209)
  • Pyatt, A., Wright, G. Bleach, E. and Walley, K. (2014) Looking to the future - Equipping the graduate for modern-day practice
  • Blackie, N., Bleach, E., Amory, J. and Scaife, J. (2013) The effect of locomotion score and foot lesions on kinematic measures of gait in dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science 96 (3564-3572)
  • Satchell, L. Glister, C., Dai, Y., Bleach, E.C., Anand-Ivell, R. and Knight, P.G. (2013) Ovarian expression of insulin-like peptide 3 (INSL3) and its receptor (RXFP2) during development of bovine antral follicles and corpora lutea and measurement of circulating INSL3 levels during synchronized estrous cycles. Endocrinology 154
  • Blackie, N., Amory, J., Bleach, E. and Scaife, J. (2011) The effect of lameness on lying behaviour of zero grazed Holstein dairy cattle Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 134
  • Blackie, N., Bleach, E., J. Amory, and J. Scaife. (2011) Impact of lameness on gait characteristics and lying behaviour of zero grazed dairy cattle in early lactation. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 129
  • Blackie, N., Scaife, J.R. and Bleach, E.C.L. (2006) Lying behaviour and activity of early lactation Holstein dairy cattle measured using an activity monitor Cattle Practice 14 (139-142)
  • Bleach, E.C.L., Gould, M. Blackie, N. and Beever, D.E. (2005) Growth performance of Holstein-Friesian heifer calves reared using three milk replacer feeding regimes Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition
  • Bleach, ECL, Glencross, RG and Knight, PG (2004) Association between ovarian follicle development and pregnancy rates in dairy cows undergoing spontaneous oestrous cycles Reproduction 127
Additional Information

Cow Signals Certified Master Trainer


You can contact Dr Emma Bleach if you would like to discuss any of the following course modules:



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