January 2012 Lab News


Almeida, F. N. and H. H. Stein. 2011. Standardized total tract digestibility of phosphorus in blood products fed to weanling pigs. Rev. Colomb. Cienc. Pecu. 24:617-622.

Kim, B. G., Y. Zhang, and H. H. Stein. 2012. Sulfur concentration in diets containing corn, soybean meal, and distillers dried grains with solubles does not affect feed preference or growth performance of weanling or growing-finishing pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 90:272-281.

Kim, B. G., J. W. Lee, and H. H. Stein. 2012. Energy concentration and phosphorus digestibility in whey powder, whey permeate, and low-ash whey permeate fed to weanling pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 90:289-295.

Personnel changes

John Mathai and Jessica Lowell joined the lab as Master's students. John has been working with us as an undergraduate and as a full-time employee. Jessica comes to us from Michigan State University.

Lab activities

Neil finished animal work on a Danisco trial using a new direct-fed microbial product and an amino acid digestibility experiment testing two different Danisco phytase enzymes.

Caroline finished the final manuscript for a study of endogenous losses of calcium.

Kate finished animal work on an APC nursery experiment and on a digestibility study for Danisco, and started an experiment on phosphorus digestibility in canola meal.


Dong Yong Kil visited our lab in January. Dong Yong was a Ph. D. student and then a post-doctoral research fellow for the Stein lab from 2005 to 2009.

Dr. Stein traveled to Atlanta on January 24 for the International Poultry Expo, then traveled from there to Findlay, Ohio for the opening of a new Hamlet Protein facility on January 27.

Dr. Stein attended the Illinois Pork Expo in Peoria January 31-February 1.