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Allan P Schinckel

Animal Sciences 

  • Professor of Animal Sciences
LILY Room 3-231
915 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054

Area of Expertise: Breeding and Genetics, Swine

Area of Extension: Modeling of piglet growth, nutritional requirements and variation; swine genetic improvement programs; swine production

Education: B.S., Iowa State University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Research Program

Conduct research in the areas of genetic selection programs, selection objectives, lean growth modeling, pork quality, repartitioning agents, and methods to predict carcass composition and value.

Collaborator on numerous swine research projects, including production systems, environmental effects on pig growth, food safety, growth promotants, and biological markers of disease and stress.


ANSC 44300 - Swine Management - course website
ANSC 51300 - Design of Animal Breeding Programs
ANSC 69500 - Modeling of the Compositional Growth and Nutritional Requirements of Pigs

Extension Program

News Releases

Webinar addresses water quality issues for livestock - Purdue News, October 2015

Purdue webinar to provide latest PEDv information - Purdue News, April 2015

Career night to provide information on pork industry careers - Purdue News, September 2013

Career night to introduce pork industry to students, public - Purdue News, September 2012

Career night to provide information on pork industry careers - Purdue News, September 2011

Genomics Research Promises to Make Hogs Less Piggy - Purdue News, February 2001


Wastell, M., Wastell, C., & Schinckel, 0. Method of feeding different diets to different groups of pigs. U.S. Patent No. 8443762. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications

Schinckel, A. P., Steyn, W., Allen, E. C., Garbossa , C. A. P., Eggert , J., & Richert, B. T. (2015). Effect of two net energy feeding programs in combination with ractopamine on grow-finish pig growth performance and carcass characteristics. Professional Animal Scientist, 31, 504-515. Retrieved from dx.doi.org/ 10.15232/pas.2015-01449

Shia, L., Zhou, B., Li, P., Liang, T., Schinckel, A. P., Wang, H., . . . Huang, R. (2015). MicroRNA-128 targets myostatin at coding domain sequence to regulate myoblasts in skeletal muscle development. Cellular Signaling, 10. doi:10.1016/j.cellsig.2015.05.001

Garbossa , C. A. P., Carvalho Júnior, F., Silveira, H., Faria, P., Schinckel, A. P., Abreu, M., & Cantarelli, V. (2015). Effects of ractopamine and arginine dietary supplementation for sows on growth performance and carcass quality of their progenies. Journal of Animal Science, 93, 2872–2884. doi:10.2527/jas.2014-8824

Almeida, V., Nuñez, A., Schinckel, A. P., Andrade, C., Sbardella, M., Berenchtein, B., & Miyada, V. (2015). Gene expression of beta-adrenergic receptors and myosin heavy chain isoforms induced by ractopamine feeding duration in pigs not carrying the ryanodine receptor mutation. Livestock Science, 172, 91-95.

Gay, K., Widmar, N., Nennich, T., Schinckel, A. P., & Schutz, M. (2014). Development of a Lifetime Merit-Based Selection Index for US Dairy Grazing Systems. Journal of Dairy Science, 97, 4568-4578.

Cutshaw, R., Schinckel, A. P., Schutz, M., Fix, J., Brubaker, M., & Einstein, M. (2014). Relationships among Sow Productivity Traits within Purebred and Crossbred Litters. Livestock Science, 170, 193-202. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1871141314005009

Cutshaw, R., Schinckel, A. P., Schutz, M., Fix, J., Brubaker, M., & Einstein, M. (2014). Sources of Variation in Purebred Pig Growth, Live Ultrasound Backfat, and Loin Muscle Area. The Professional Animal Scientist, 30, 534-542.

Schinckel, A. P., Einstein, M., Ajuwon, K., & Adeola, O. (2013). Characterization of Whole Body Compositional Growth of Ducks during Twenty-nine Days Post-Hatch Period. Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 93, 113-122.

Lawlor, M., Craig, B., Schinckel, A. P., Einstein, M., JUngst, S., Matthews, J., . . . Boyd, R. (2013). Development of a procedure to reproduce the variance and relationships amongst carcass measurements and the weight of primal and subprimal lean cuts. Professional Animal Scientist, 29, 83-88.

Zhou, B., Yang, X., Zhao, R., Huang, R., Wang, S., Yin, C., . . . Schinckel, A. P. (2013). Effects of tail docking and teeth clipping on the physiological responses, wounds, behavior, growth, and backfat depth of pigs. Journal of Animal Science, 91, 4908-4916.

Department of Animal Sciences, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-4808

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