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Brian T Richert

Animal Sciences 

  • Associate Professor of Animal Sciences
CRTN Room 3044
270 S. Russell St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2041

Area of Expertise: Swine Nutrition and Management

Education: B.S., South Dakota State University; M.S. and Ph.D., Kansas State University

Research Program

News Releases

Specialists: In 2013, resolve to improve farming practices - Purdue News, December 2012

Handbook provides wealth of information to pork producers - Purdue News, September 2010

Purdue livestock specialists recommend testing before feeding - Purdue News, October 2009

Feeding livestock biofuels byproducts: Is it worth the cost? - Purdue News, March 2007

4-H members and parents can learn, pig out at Junior Pork Day - Purdue News, February 2007

PIG puts pork production expertise online - Purdue News, September 2006

New Purdue barn strives for cleaner, fresher air for livestock farms - Purdue News, January 2005

Awards & Honors

(2009) Industry Meritorious Service Award. Indiana Pork.

(2009) Team Award. Purdue University School of Agriculture.

Selected Publications

Cabezon, F., Schinckel, A. P., Richert, B. T., & Stewart, K. R. (2016). Analysis of lactation feed intakes for sows including data on environmental temperatures and humidity. The Professional Animal Scientist, 32, 333-345. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.15232/pas.2015-01495

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

Richert, B. T., Steyn, W., Allen, E., Garbossa, C. P., Eggert, J., & Schinckel, A. (2014). Effects of decreasing net energy in grow-finish diets with our without paylean. Midwest Swine Nutrition Conference Proceedings, 49-56.

Ni, J., Diehl, C. A., Liu, S., Lopes, I. M., Radcliffe, J. S., & Richert, B. T. (2015). An innovative ventilation monitoring system at a pig experimental building. Animal Environment and Welfare - Proceedings of International Symposium, 58-65.

Rault, J. L., Carter, C. S., Garner, J. P., Marchant, J. N., Richert, B. T., & Lay, Jr., D. C. (2013). Repeated intranasal oxytocin administration in early life dysregulates the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis and alters social behavior. Physiology and Behavior, 112-113, 40-48.

Richert, B. T., Radcliffe, J., & Ferrel, J. (2013). Potential of mannanase and glucanase enzymes in swine feeding programs. Midwest Swine nutrition conference, 43-48.

Rault, J. L., Mack, L. A., Carter, C. S., Garner, J. P., Marchant, J. N., Richert, B. T., & Lay, Jr., D. C. (2013). Prenatal stress puzzle, the oxytocin piece: Prenatal stress alters the behavior and autonomic regulation in piglets, insights from oxytocin. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 48(1-2), 99-107.

Mack, L. A., Eicher, S. D., Johnson, A. K., Lay, Jr., D. C., Richert, B. T., & Pajor, E. A. (2014). Growth and reproductive development of male piglets are more vulnerable to mid-gestation maternal stress than that of female piglets. Journal of Animal Science, 92, 530-548.

Walsh, M., Rostagno, M., Gardiner, G., Sutton, A., & Radcliffe, J. S. (2012). Controlling Salmonella infection in weanling pigs through water delivery of direct-fed microbials or organic acids; Part I. Effects on growth performance, microbial populations and immune status. Journal of Animal Science, 90, 261-271. Retrieved from jas.fass.org

Mack, L. A., Eicher, S. D., Johnson, A. K., Lay, Jr., D. C., Richert, B. T., & Pajor, E. A. (2014). Group space allowance has little effect on sow health, productivity, or welfare in a free access stall system. Journal of Animal Science, 92(6), 2554-2567.

Department of Animal Sciences, 270 S Russell Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-4808

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