September 2015 Lab News


Boler, D. D., M. F. Overholt, J. E. Lowell, A. C. Dilger, and H. H. Stein. 2015. Effects of pelleting growing-finishing swine diets on growth, carcass, and bacon characteristics. Pages 23-30 in Proc. Midwest Swine Nutr. Conf. Indianapolis, IN, Sep. 10, 2015.

Jaworski, N. W. and H. H. Stein. 2015. Nonstarch polysaccharide composition influences the energy value of grains and co-products. Page 262 in Proceedings of the 66th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP), Warsaw, Poland, August 31-September 4, 2015.

Lab activities

Caroline finished a study of calcium balance in 25-50 kg pigs.

Jeru started an experiment to determine the effects of microbial xylanases on degradation of fiber along the intestinal tract.

Gloria finished an experiment measuring performance of weanling pigs fed defatted or full fat rice bran, without or with added xylanase.


Dr. Stein did a lot of traveling in September! First, he visited Laval University in Québec, where he gave a talk about research in swine nutrition to Dr. Marie-Pierre Letourneau's group. He also visited with Hector Salgado, a former visiting scholar in our lab.

Next, Dr. Stein gave a presentation on the use of soybean products in swine nutrition at the U.S. Soybean Export Council's 2015 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Then he travelled to China, where he spoke on "Application of digestibility values in feed ingredients for pigs" at the China Swine Science Conference in Xiamen.

Finally, he went to Aarhus University in Denmark, where he gave a talk on nutrient digestibility and participated in a PhD defense.

John, Haley, Vanessa, Caroline, Trine, and Yue She went to the Midwest Swine Nutrition Conference in Indianapolis on September 10.