Cruzen, S. M., A. J. Harris, K. Hollinger, R. M. Punt, J. K. Grubbs, J. T. Selsby, J. C. M. Dekkers, N. K. Gabler, S. M. Lonergan, E. Huff-Lonergan. 2013. Evidence of decreased muscle protein turnover in gilts selected for low residual feed intake. Journal of Animal Science 91:2133-2140.
Ros-Freixedes, R., L. J. Sadler, S.K. Onteru, R. M. Smith, J. M. Young, A.K. Johnson, S. M. Lonergan, E. Huff-Lonergan, J. C. M. Dekkers, and M. F. Rothschild. 2014. Relationship between gilt behavior and meat quality using principal component analysis. Meat Science 96:264-269.
Dr. John Patience at the 6° CONGRESO GITEP 2013 (Argentina).
- Economic point of view the Energy in the diet and feed efficiency in grow finisher
- Nutrition tools to improved variability in swine production
Presenting at the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference:
Jenelle Dunkelberger - Effect of experiemental disease challenge with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus on lines of pigs divergently selected for residual feed intake. J. R. Dunkelberger, N. J. Boddicker, J. M. Young, R.R.R. Rowland, and J.C.M. Dekkers
There is an immediate and urgent interest in improving feed efficiency. The average feed cost has increased by more than $100 per ton in the last year alone. Concurrently, the value of one point in feed conversion has increased from about 30¢ to about 45¢.
Our long term goal is to increase nutrient utilization and feed efficiency in the pig, to strengthen the competitiveness of the pork industry and to reduce its demand on grains and proteins. We will use a truly multi-disciplinary approach in this project, including nutrition, physiology, microbiology, behavior, immunology, quantitative genetics, swine genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, bioinformatics and statistics. Through this grant, we will develop new knowledge and new tools to benefit our pork industries and agriculture in general.