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Jon Schoonmaker

Animal Sciences 

  • Associate Professor of Animal Sciences
CRTN Room 3058
270 S. Russell St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2041

 General Information

Area of Expertise: Beef Cattle Nutrition

Education: B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S. and Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Post-doctoral Training: Iowa State University

Research Program


ANSC 52400 - Ruminant Nutrition and Physiology 

News Releases

Purdue scientist: Distillers grains with calcium oxide improve cattle diets - Purdue News, November 2014

Early weaning, DDGS feed could cut costs for cattle producers - Purdue News, August 2012

Personal Information

Dr. Schoonmaker is married to Kimberlee and together they have three girls: Jenna, Amanda and Lauren. They also have four cats, a dog, three rabits, and they raise 2-3 sheep every year for the county fair. Jon and Kimberlee grew up in Wisconsin; he grew up on a hobby beef/sheep farm outside of Madison, WI. Dr. Schoonmaker likes to snow ski, fish, and golf. He coaches his daughter's soccer team, and is related to Tony Dow (Wally from Leave it to Beaver), but Jon has never met Tony. 

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