July 2019 Lab News


Diego Rodriguez M. S. who is hired as the manager of our new calorimeter unit. We are exited to have Diego with us. We are certain he will contribute to increasing our research output.



On July 8th to 10th, Dr. Hans H. Stein participated in the annual meeting for the American Society of Animal Science where he gave a talk “Use of feed technology to improve the nutritional value of diets for pigs”.

On July 17th-18th, PhD student Molly McGhee and Hans H. Stein participated in the “Hybrid Rye Feeding Seminar” in Winnipeg, Canada, where Dr. Stein gave a presentation “Hybrid rye for gestating and lactating sows”.


Personnel changes

Joan Lluis Archs Toledo is a visiting scholar from Spain. He will be here for three months before returning to finish his Ph. D. in monogastric nutrition at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.


New experiments

Joseph Limbach started an experiment titled: "Effects of dietary crude protein level on growth performance, blood characteristics, and indicators of gut functionality in weanling pigs."



Bailey, H. M., and H. H. Stein. 2019. Transitioning from the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) to the Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score (DIAAS) to evaluate protein quality of human foods. Inform Magazine, 30:22-24. June, 2019. Doi., 10.21748/inform.06.2019.22.

Espinosa Charmaine D., Su A. Lee, and Hans H. Stein. Digestibility of amino acids, energy, acid hydrolyzed ether extract, and neutral detergent fiber, and concentration of digestible and metabolizable energy in low-oil distillers dried grains with solubles fed to growing pigs. Transl. Anim. Sci. 2019.3:662–675.

Campbell Joy M., Joe D. Crenshaw, Javier Polo, Dillon Mellick, Mark Bienhoff, and Hans H. Stein. 2019. Impact of formaldehyde addition to spray-dried plasma on functional parameters and animal performance. Transl. Anim. Sci. 2019.3:654–661.

Curry Shelby M., Laia Blavi, Julian Wiseman, and Hans H. Stein. 2019. Effects of distillers dried grains with solubles on amino acid digestibility, growth performance, and carcass characteristics of growing pigs. Transl. Anim. Sci. 2019.3:641–653.

McGhee Molly L., Hans H. Stein. 2019. Effects of microbial phytase on standardized total tract digestibility of phosphorus in hybrid rye, barley, wheat, corn, and sorghum fed to growing pigs. Transl. Anim. Sci. 2019.XX:0-0 doi: 10.1093/tas/txz088.

Vermeer K., H. H. Stein. 2019. Plant proteins can replace animal proteins. PIG PROGRESS, Volume 35, No. 4, 2019, pag 14 - 16.

Kwon, W. B., and H. H. Stein. 2019. Excess leucine reduces nitrogen retention, growth performance in pigs. July 29, 2019