Animal programs

SDSU Researchers to Present at American Society of Animal Science Midwest Chapter Meeting

Brookings, SD – Researchers from South Dakota State University, undergraduate and graduate students, and SDSU extension experts will present a variety of research findings at the Midwest Chapter meeting of the American Society of Animal Science March 14-16 in Omaha, Nebraska.

SDSU researchers will present research abstracts, 19 of which will be shared as presentations and 10 as posters.

Oral presentations

Pork:

“Identification of biomarkers to detect early estrus in pre-pubertal gilts” by Shannon Dierking, graduate student; Jeffrey Clapper, professor; Michael Gonda, professor; Crystal Levesque, associate professor; Jodi Morton of Southern University and A&M College; and Juan Carlos Pinilla of Pig Improvement Company.

“Physiological Response of Nursery Pigs Fed Diets Based on Cold-Pressed Canola Meal with a Soluble Fiber Source or Feed Additives” by Undergraduate Student Courtney Sellner; Crystal Levesque, associate professor; and Jinsu Hong, research associate.

“Mixed carbohydrate supplementation for high fiber diets on apparent total nutrient digestibility in diets for pregnant sows versus growing pigs” by Garrin Shipman, graduate student; Jorge Perez-Palencia, Research Associate; Crystal Levesque, associate professor; and Rob Patterson of CBS Bio-Platforms Inc.

“Impact of Water Flow Rate on Finishing Pig Performance Under Commercial Conditions” by Hannah Miller, graduate student; Jorge Perez-Palencia, Research Associate; Ryan Samuel, Assistant Professor and Pig Specialist SDSU Extension; Crystal Levesque, associate professor; and Robert Thaler, professor emeritus and SDSU Extension pig specialist.

“Speech of a laureate: an empirical model of essential amino acid requirements in pregnant sows” by Christian Ramirez-Camba, graduate student; and Crystal Levesque, associate professor.

“Effect of trace mineral inclusion level on grower-finisher pig performance, trace mineral manure concentration, and carcass characteristics” by Marissa LaRosae, graduate student; Ryan Samuel, Assistant Professor and Pig Specialist SDSU Extension; and David Clizer, graduate student.

“Effects of increasing levels of hybrid rye on growth performance of 45-125 kg pigs” by Caitlyn Sullivan, graduate student; Robert Thaler, Professor Emeritus and Swine Extension Specialist at SDSU; Kiah Berg, Jon De Jong and Casey Neill of Pipestone Nutrition; Joe Ward, Paul Frahm and Dan Hanson of Pipestone Applied Research; and Mike Boerboom of Boerboom Ag Resources.

“Reproductive performance, early embryo survival, fetal characteristics, and tissue fatty acid profiles of sows fed linoleic or α-linolenic acid” by Garrin Shipman, graduate student; and Xi Lin and Eric Van Heugten of North Carolina State University.

“Effect of Zinc Oxide and Organic Zinc on Weaned Piglet Performance” by Marissa LaRosae, graduate student; Ryan Samuel, Assistant Professor and Pig Specialist SDSU Extension; and David Clizer, graduate student.

Beef:

“Diet and Management Strategies to Mitigate Decreased Feed Intake Associated with Administration of Terminal Implants in Finishing Beef Steers” by graduate student Alexandria Kelly; Zachary Smith, assistant professor; Cody Wright, professor; and Michael Gonda, professor.

“Impact of corn silage moisture and/or grain treatment at harvest on growth performance of finishing steers, net feed energy use efficiency, and milking characteristics. Carcass’ by Thomas Hamilton, graduate student; Warren Rusche, assistant professor and SDSU extension feedlot specialist; Julie Walker, Professor and Extension Specialist SDSU Boeuf; and Zachary Smith, assistant professor.

“Evaluation of Roughage Inclusion in a One- or Two-Diet System for Bottoming and Finishing Steers” by Thomas Hamilton, graduate student; Warren Rusche, assistant professor and SDSU extension feedlot specialist; and Zachary Smith, assistant professor.

“Evaluation of Direct Fed Microbial Product and/or Enzymatically Hydrolyzed Cell Wall + Yeast Culture Product on Growth Performance, Net Dietary Energy Utilization and Carcass Characteristics in Cattle Steers beef” by Erin Gubbels, graduate student; Warren Rusche, assistant professor and SDSU extension feedlot specialist; Zachary Smith, assistant professor; and Tom Rehberger and Elliot Block of Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production.

“Effects of a Directly Fed Microbial Product and/or an Enzymatically Hydrolyzed Yeast Product Administered to Beef Steers Given 28 D Ractopamine Hydrochloride Preharvest During the Summer Months on the Northern Plains by Erin Gubbels, graduate student; Warren Rusche, assistant professor and SDSU extension feedlot specialist; Zachary Smith, assistant professor; and Tom Rehberger and Elliot Block, Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production.

“Effect of increasing doses of encapsulated butyric acid and zinc on growth performance of feeder cattle steers, net feed energy utilization, and carcass characteristics” by Forest Francis, student diploma ; Erin Gubbels, graduate student; Thomas Hamilton, graduate student; Warren Rusche, assistant professor and SDSU extension feedlot specialist; Zachary Smith, assistant professor; and Doug Lafleur and Jerilyn Hergenreder of Kemin Industries.

“Evaluation of a low-moisture molasses block containing organic trace elements and a fermentation culture of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in newly weaned veal calves” by Thomas Hamilton, graduate student; Warren Rusche, assistant professor and SDSU extension feedlot specialist; Cody Wright, professor; Julie Walker, Professor and Extension Specialist SDSU Boeuf; and Zachary Smith, assistant professor.

“Understanding the factors that cause growth variations in feedlot cattle pens” by Zachary Smith, assistant professor; Alfredo DiCostanzo of the University of Minnesota; and Frederic Owens of Oklahoma State University.

Small ruminants:

“National Sheep and Goat Producer Needs Assessment” by Jaelyn Quintana, SDSU Extension Field Specialist; Kelly Froehlich, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Specialist – Small Ruminant Production; and Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist and Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator.

“Eastern Red Cedar Targeted Grazing with Goats: Tree Height Significance” by Alanna Hartsfield, graduate student; Alexander Smart, Professor and Senior Manager of SDSU’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Program; Lan Xu, teacher; and Kelly Froehlich, SDSU Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist – Small Ruminant Production.

Poster presentations:

Pork:

“Effects of increasing dietary arginine intake on growth performance of pigs after weaning stress” by Noah Reiman, undergraduate student; Jorge Perez-Palencia, Research Associate; Crystal Levesque, associate professor; and Keith Haydon, CJ America-Bio.

“Effects of Ambitine and Taktik X-hit feed additives on amino acid digestibility in pigs” by Ryan Samuel, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Pig Specialist; Crystal Levesque, associate professor; and Robert Hoiten, graduate student.

“The Effects of Maternal Medium-Chain Fatty Acid Supplementation on Offspring Performance” by Leah DiPippo, Undergraduate; Analicia Swanson, graduate student; and Crystal Levesque, associate professor.

“Protein-rich yeast-based DDGS have similar energy digestibility compared to feed ingredients commonly used in swine diets” by Ricardo Garavito, graduate student; Jorge Perez-Palencia, Research Associate; Crystal Levesque, associate professor; and Keven Herrick of POET.

“Effects of Mixed Carbohydrate Supplementation and Fiber Level on Apparent Total Nutrient Digestibility in Diets of Gestating Sows” by Garrin Shipman, graduate student; Jorge Perez-Palencia, Research Associate; Crystal Levesque, associate professor; and Rob Patterson of CBS Bio-Platforms Inc.

“The Effects of Medium-Chain Fatty Acid Supplementation on Piglet Health and Immune Markers” by graduate student Jordan Jansen; Analicia Swanson, graduate student; Crystal Levesque, associate professor; Benoît St-Pierre, assistant professor; and Amanda Hesse of ADM.

“Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation prototype maintained growth in finishing pigs fed reduced energy and protein diets” by graduate student Joel Kieser; Jorge Perez-Palencia, Research Associate; and Crystal Levesque, associate professor.

“Growth performance of weaned pigs fed diets containing yeast-based protein-rich DDGS as an alternative to protein sources commonly used in nursery diets” by Ricardo Garavito Duarte, graduate student; Jorge Perez-Palencia, Research Associate; Crystal Levesque, associate professor; and Keven Herrick of POET.

“Use of a bacterial consensus variant 6-phytase expressed in Trichoderma reesei in an inorganic phosphorus-free, phytate-rich diet for growing pigs” by Ana Lucia Pd de Souza, Janet Remus and Maurice Zarate of IFF Danisco Animal Nutrition; and Ryan Samuel, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Pig Specialist.

Poultry:

“Physiological response of broiler chickens fed diets based on cold-pressed canola meal with a soluble fiber source or feed additives” by Jinsu Hong, Research Associate; Courtney Sellner, undergraduate student and Crystal Levesque, associate professor.