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
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
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