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Ronald P Lemenager

Animal Sciences 

  • Professor of Animal Sciences
765.494.4817
765.494.9346
LILY Room 3-108
915 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054

Area of Expertise: Ruminant Nutrition and Management, Beef

Education: B.S., University of Illinois; M.S. and Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Research Program

Extension Program

Teaching

ANSC 44100 - Beef Management

Member of Purdue Teaching Academy and the Purdue Book of Great Teachers

Received both the Purdue University Outstanding Teacher and Counselor Awards in addition to the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section Teaching Award

Media Channels

http://www.thebeefcenter.com | www.thebeefblog.com

News Releases

Personal Information

Dr. Lemenager grew up on a livestock and grain farm. He currently has a cattle herd of his own with his two sons which keeps them connected as a family. His cow herd is an activity that makes him better at what he does. From a teaching and extension standpoint, he fights the challenges of beef producers (weather, forages, costs, production, and drought), and he uses his farm in beef production labs as a teaching opportunity. 

Awards & Honors

(2009) College of Agriculture Team Award (Ethanol Co-products Team). Purdue University.

(2009) Special Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialist's Association (PUCESA).

(2008) Special Contribution and Service Award. Indiana Beef Cattle Association.

(2005) Lecturer - 13th Annual Totusek Lectureship. Oklahoma State University.

Selected Publications

Van Emon, M., Gunn, P., Neary, M., Schultz, A., & Lake, S. (2011). Effects of added protein and dietary fat on lamb performance and carcass characteristics when fed differing levels of dried distilleräó»s grains with solubles. Small Ruminant Research, 103(2012), 164-294.

Gunn, P., Claeys, M., Buckmaster, D., & Lake, S. (2011). Effects of dried distilleräó»s grains with solubles and crude glycerin on performance, carcass characteristics, and metabolic parameters of early weaned beef calves. Prof. Anim. Sci, 27, 283-294.

Culp, K., & Claeys, M. (2011). ShowmaxxŒ¬ in the Show Ring: A look at feeding zilpaterol hydrochloride to youth livestock projects. (15-252-W), 2. Retrieved from https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?item_number=15-252-W

Bridges, A., Lake, S., Claeys, M., Gunn, P., & Culp, K. (2009). Choosing an Estrus Synchronization Program for Replacement Beef Heifers. (AS-592-W), 2. Retrieved from http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/AS/AS_592_W.pdf

Bridges, A., Lake, S., Claeys, M., & Culp, K. (2009). Cost-Effective Timed-AI Options for Beef Cows. (AS-594-W), 2. Retrieved from http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/AS/AS_594_W.pdf

Hankins-Herr, S., Arseneau, J., & Sutton, A. (2009). Effect of Low Endophyte Corn and Phytase on Nutrient Excretion and Performance of Feedlot Cattle. Prof. Anim. Sci, 25, 360-366.

Gunn, P., Neary, K., & Lake, S. (in press). Effects of Crude Glycerin on Feedlot Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Finishing Wether Lambs. J. Anim. Sci.

Gunn, P., Weaver, A., Gerrard, D., & Lake, S. (2009). Effects of Dietary Fat and Crude Protein on Feedlot Performance and Carcass Characterisitcs in Steers Fed Differing Levels of Distiller's Dried Grains with Solubles. J. Anim. Sci, 87, 2882-2890.

Horn, M., Gunn, P., Van Emon, M., Burgess, J., Pyatt, N., & Lake, S. (in press). Effects of Natural (RRR Alpha-tocopherol Acetate) or Synthetic (All Rac Alpha-tocopherol Acetate) Vitamin E Supplementation on Suckling Calf Performance, Colostrum IgG, and Immune Function. J. Anim Sci.