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Research

Behavior & Well-Being

Research in this group is focused on identifying environmental and genetic contributions to the health and well-being of animals.

Faculty
Amber Adams Progar


Environmental Sustainability

Animal agriculture is committed to environmentally sustainable production. It is critical that we provide producers with the most recent technological innovations and to provide information regarding the economic implications of adoption of those technologies.

Faculty
Kristen Johnson

Genetics/Genomics

Research encompasses genome science and biotechnology. In particular, projects include understanding the genome structure, function and evolution, and developing quantitative and molecular genomic approaches for improving animal production, product quality and health.

Faculty
Min Du
Zhihua Jiang
Nate Law
Holly Neibergs
Michael Phelps

Nutrition

Animal nutrition is critical to appropriate animal husbandry for agricultural, companion and zoo animals, the economics of animal production, and use of by-products of that arise from human food. Research is conducted across the span of applied to fundamental nutrition. This work includes energy nutrition of laboratory animals, beef and dairy cattle, use of by-product feeds, forage, comparative nutrition and trace mineral metabolism.

Faculty
Min Du
Nancy Irlbeck
Kristen Johnson
Don Llewellyn
Marcos Marcondes