April 2021 Lab News


On April 9th, our student Molly McGhee successfully defended her PhD dissertation . She did a fantastic job presenting her research about including hybrid rye in diets fed to pigs. We are so proud of Molly.




On April 14, Dr Stein gave an online conference entitled “Net energy in soybean meal fed to growing pigs”, for the United Soybean Board Animal Working group.


New experiments

Jimena Ibagon started a new experiment about "Effect of microbial phytase on digestibility of phosphorus in seven sources of sunflower meal fed to growing pigs".



Peer-reviewed publications: 

Lagos, L. Vanessa, Su A Lee, Mike R. Bedford, and Hans H. Stein. 2021. Formulating diets based on digestible calcium instead of total calcium does not affect growth performance or carcass characteristics, but microbial phytase ameliorates bone resorption caused by low calcium in diets fed to pigs from 11 to 130 kg. Journal of Animal Science, 2021, Vol. 99, No. 3, 1–11. doi:10.1093/jas/skab057.

Student Ph.D. Dissertation: 

Molly McGhee, 2021. Ph.D. Dissertation: Hybrid rye may partially or fully replace corn in diets fed to growing or reproducing swine