May 2013 Lab News


Ferdinando Almeida, Caroline González-Vega, Jin Yoon, and Neil Jaworski participated in Commencement this May. Ferdinando received his Ph. D., while Caroline, Jin, and Neil received their Master's degrees. Congratulations to all of the graduates!

Ferdinando, Caroline, Dr. Stein, Jin, and Neil

Ferdinando, Caroline, Dr. Stein, Jin, and Neil celebrate Graduation.

Personnel changes

Julio Díaz has returned as a visiting scholar and will be with us for the summer. Welcome back, Julio!


Lee, J. W., D. Y. Kil, B. D. Keever, J. Killefer, F. K. McKeith, R. C. Sulabo, and H. H. Stein. 2013. Carcass fat quality of pigs is not improved by adding corn germ, beef tallow, palm kernel oil, or glycerol to finishing diets containing distillers dried grains with solubles. J. Anim. Sci. 91:2426-2437.

Stewart, L. L., D. Y. Kil, F. Ji, R. B. Hinson, A. D. Beaulieu, G. L. Allee, J. F. Patience, J. E. Pettigrew, and H. H. Stein. 2013. Effects of dietary soybean hulls and wheat middlings on body composition, nutrient and energy retention, and the net energy of diets and ingredients fed to growing and finishing pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 91:2756-2765.

Sulabo, R. C., J. K. Mathai, J. L. Usry, B. W. Ratliff, D. M. McKilligan, J. D. Moline, G. Xu, and H. H. Stein. 2013. Nutritional value of dried fermentation biomass, hydrolyzed porcine intestinal mucosa products, and fish meal fed to weanling pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 91:2802-2811.

Lab activities

Shelby started trials to determine amino acid digestibility and DE and ME in wheat DDGS, as well as DE and ME in corn DDGS.

Chelsie finished animal work for her experiment on growth performance of nursery pigs fed graded inclusion levels of novel canola meals.

Kelly finished an experiment on DE and ME in soybean meal.

Jessica finished the sow portion of her experiment to compare DE and ME of feed ingredients in sows compared with growing pigs.

Tanawong finished writing the manuscript for his experiments on composition, energy, and amino acids in canola meal.


Diego went to Alaska for vacation.