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

BROOKINGS, S.D. - South Dakota State University (SDSU) researchers, undergraduate and graduate students and SDSU Extension experts will present a variety of research results at the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section Meeting on March 14-16 in Omaha, Nebraska.

SDSU researchers will be presenting research abstracts, with 19 being shared as presentations and 10 as posters.

Oral Presentations

Swine

  • “Identification of Biological Markers 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 Cold-Pressed Canola Cake-Based Diets with Soluble Fiber Source or Feed Additives” by Courtney Sellner, Undergraduate Student; Crystal Levesque, Associate Professor; and Jinsu Hong, Research Associate.

  • “Carbohydrase Mixture Supplementation to High Fiber Diets on Apparent Total Tract Digestibility of Nutrients in Diets for Gestating Sows Compared to 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 SDSU Extension Swine Specialist; Crystal Levesque, Associate Professor; and Robert Thaler, Distinguished Professor and SDSU Extension Swine Specialist.

  • “Awardee Talk: An Empirical Model of Essential Amino Acid Requirements in the Pregnant Sow” by Christian Ramirez-Camba, Graduate Student; and Crystal Levesque, Associate Professor.

  • “Effect of Trace Mineral Inclusion Level on Growing-finishing Pig Performance, Trace Mineral Manure Concentration, and Carcass Characteristics” by Marissa LaRosae, Graduate Student; Ryan Samuel, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Swine Specialist; and David Clizer, Graduate Student.

  • “Effects of Increasing Levels of Hybrid Rye on Growth Performance of 45 to 125 Kg Pigs” by Caitlyn Sullivan, Graduate Student; Robert Thaler, Distinguished Professor and SDSU Extension Swine Specialist; 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 Weanling Pig Performance” by Marissa LaRosae, Graduate Student; Ryan Samuel, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Swine Specialist; and David Clizer, Graduate Student.

Beef

  • “Diet and Management Strategies to Mitigate Decreased Feed Intake Associated with Terminal Implant Administration in Finishing Beef Steers” by Alexandria Kelly, Graduate Student; Zachary Smith, Assistant Professor; Cody Wright, Professor; and Michael Gonda, Professor.

  • “Impact of Corn Silage Moisture and/or Kernel Processing at Harvest on Finishing Steer Growth Performance, Efficiency of Dietary Net Energy Utilization and Carcass Traits” by Thomas Hamilton, Graduate Student; Warren Rusche, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Feedlot Specialist; Julie Walker, Professor and SDSU Extension Beef Specialist; and Zachary Smith, Assistant Professor.

  • “Evaluation of Dietary Roughage Inclusion in a Single or Two-Diet System for Backgrounding and Finishing Steers” by Thomas Hamilton, Graduate Student; Warren Rusche, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Feedlot Specialist; and Zachary Smith, Assistant Professor.

  • “Evaluation of a Direct Fed Microbial and/or an Enzymatically Hydrolyzed Cell Wall + Yeast Culture Product on Growth Performance, Dietary Net Energy Utilization, and Carcass Traits in Beef Steers” 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 Direct Fed Microbial and/or an Enzymatically Hydrolyzed Yeast Product Fed to Beef Steers Provided Ractopamine Hydrochloride 28 D Before Harvest During Summer Months in 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 Beef Feedlot Steer Growth Performance, Dietary Net Energy Utilization, and Carcass Characteristics” by Forest Francis, Graduate Student; 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-Based Block Containing Organic Trace Minerals and a Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fermentation Culture in Newly Weaned Beef Steer Calves” by Thomas Hamilton, Graduate Student; Warren Rusche, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Feedlot Specialist; Cody Wright, Professor; Julie Walker, Professor and SDSU Extension Beef Specialist; and Zachary Smith, Assistant Professor.

  • “Understanding Factors that Cause Variation in Growth within Pens of Feedlot Cattle” by Zachary Smith, Assistant Professor; Alfredo DiCostanzo of University of Minnesota; and Frederic Owens of Oklahoma State University.

Small Ruminants

  • “Nationwide Sheep & Goat Producer Needs Assessment” by Jaelyn Quintana, SDSU Extension Sheep 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 SDSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Senior Program Leader; Lan Xu, Professor; and Kelly Froehlich, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Specialist – Small Ruminant Production.

Poster Presentations

Swine

  • “Effects of Increasing Dietary Arginine Supply on Pig Growth Performance Following Weaning Stress” by Noah Reiman, Undergraduate Student; Jorge Perez-Palencia, Research Associate; Crystal Levesque, Associate Professor; and Keith Haydon, CJ America-Bio.

  • “Effects of Feed Additives Ambitine and Taktik X-hit on Amino Acid Digestibility in Pigs” by Ryan Samuel, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Swine Specialist; Crystal Levesque, Associate Professor; and Robert Hoiten, Graduate Student.

  • “The Effects on Maternal Supplementation of Medium Chain Fatty Acids on Offspring Performance” by Leah DiPippo, Undergraduate Student; Analicia Swanson, Graduate Student; and Crystal Levesque, Associate Professor.

  • “Yeast-based High Protein DDGS Has Similar Energy Digestibility in Comparison to Commonly Used Feed Ingredients in Swine Diets” by Ricardo Garavito, Graduate Student; Jorge Perez-Palencia, Research Associate; Crystal Levesque, Associate Professor; and Keven Herrick of POET.

  • “Effects of Carbohydrase Mixture Supplementation and Fiber Level on Apparent Total Tract Digestibility of Nutrients in Diets Fed to 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 on Supplementation of Medium Chain Fatty Acids on Piglet Health and Immune Markers” by Jordan Jansen, Graduate Student; Analicia Swanson, Graduate Student; Crystal Levesque, Associate Professor; Benoit St. Pierre, Assistant Professor; and Amanda Hesse of ADM.

  • “Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fermentation Prototype Maintained Growth in Finishing Pigs Fed Diets with Reduced Energy and Protein” by Joel Kieser, Graduate Student; Jorge Perez-Palencia, Research Associate; and Crystal Levesque, Associate Professor.

  • “Growth Performance of Weaned Pigs Fed Diets Containing Yeast-Based High Protein DDGS as Alternative to Commonly Used Protein Sources 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 6-phytase Variant Expressed in Trichoderma reesei in a No Inorganic Phosphorus, High Phytate Diet for Grow-Finish Pigs” by Ana Lucia P.d de Souza, Janet Remus and Maurice Zarate of IFF Danisco Animal Nutrition; and Ryan Samuel, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Swine Specialist.

Poultry

  • “Physiological Response of Broiler Chickens Fed Cold-Pressed Canola Cake-Based Diets with Soluble Fiber Source or Feed Additives” by Jinsu Hong, Research Associate; Courtney Sellner, Undergraduate Student and Crystal Levesque, Associate Professor.