March 2012 Lab News


Soares, J. A., H. H. Stein, V. Singh, G. S. Shurson, and J. E. Pettigrew. 2012. Amino acid digestibility of corn distillers dried grains with solubles, liquid condensed solubles, pulse dried thin stillage, and syrup balls fed to growing pigs. J. Anim Sci. 90:1255-1261.

Almeida, F. N. and H. H. Stein. 2012. Effects of graded levels of microbial phytase on the standardized total tract digestibility of phosphorus in corn and corn coproducts fed to pigs. J. Anim Sci. 90:1262-1269.

Harris, E. K., E. P. Berg, T. C. Gilbery, A. N. Lepper, H. H. Stein, and D. J. Newman. 2012. Effects of replacing soybean meal with pea chips and distillers dried grains with solubles in diets fed to growing-finishing pigs on growth performance, carcass quality, and pork palatability. Prof. Anim. Sci. 28:1-10.

Lab activities

Kate finished an experiment on phosphorus digestibility in canola meal, and started an experiment on the effects of two enzyme products on amino acid digestibility.

Ferdinando started an experiment to evaluate the effects of heat damaging sunflower meal on its amino acid digestibility.


Dr. Stein was in Minnesota on March 28 to give a talk at the Professional Swine Conference organized by Forma Feed. The talk was titled, "Use of DDGS and corn co-products in diets fed to pigs".

Dr. Stein, Dr. Song, Ferdinando, Oscar, Diego, Caroline, Jin, Neil, John, and Jessica traveled to the 2012 ADSA-ASAS Midwest Sectional Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa on March 19-21. Jin presented an abstract, and Stein Lab alumni Jung Wook Lee, Dr. Sarah Cervantes-Pahm, and Dr. Grant Petersen presented posters.


Dr. Minho Song and Dr. Sarah Cervantes-Pahm were recognized as 2012 ASAS Midwest Section Animal Science Young Scholars by the American Society of Animal Science. They recieved their awards at the Midwest Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.