Feed Research

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Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

Hem Bhandari
Assistant Professor
Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

John Brian (Brian) Alford
Assistant Professor
Fishery conservation and management



A Decade in Review: The Great Experiment, 5/13/2017

Internationalizing UTIA Efforts Through the China Scholars Program, 4/3/2017

Taking a Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy, 11/7/2016

Our Fondest Memories: Our Tribute to John Hodges, 7/24/2016

Faculty 360 | Phillip Myer, 6/20/2016

Five Things You Didn't Know about the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 5/24/2016

Do We Need More Space?, 11/17/2015

Five Things You Didnít Know about the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, 9/17/2015


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Food vs. Fuel 
UT Ag Researchers are studying what could be a compromise between food and fuel.


Recent Publications

Biochemical and Microbial Biomarkers of Feed Efficiency in Black Angus Steers B. A. Clemmons, C. Martino, M. M. Embree, E. A. Melchior, B. H. Voy, S. R. Campanga, and P. Myer.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science, 96, (Issue suppl_2) 237.

Biochemical and Microbial Biomarkers of Feed Efficiency in Black Angus Steers Clemmons, B. A.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science, 96, (Issue suppl_2) 237.

Biochemical and Microbial Biomarkers Mediating Feed Efficiency in Cattle.  Clemmons, B. A.  2018.  M.S. Thesis.

Soil Organic Carbon Changes for Switchgrass Farms in East Tennessee, USA.  D. K. Toliver, B. C. English, D. D. Tyler, J. Lee, R. J. Menard, and J. C. Walton.  2018.  Soil Systems. [Abstract]

Economic and Environmental Implications of Incorporating Distillersí Dried Grains with Solubles in Feed Rations of Growing and Finishing Swine in Argentina.  De Matteis, M.C., T. E. Yu, C. Boyer, K. L. DeLong, and J. K. Smith.  2018.  International Food and Agribusiness Management Review.

The effect of feeding ferric citrate on rumen microbial communities and methanogenesis in growing beef steers E. A. Melchior, K. E. Hales, A. K. Lindholm-Perry, J. E. Wells, and P. Myer.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science, 96, (Issue suppl_1) 14.

The effects of feeding monensin on rumen microbial communities and methanogenesis in bred heifers fed in a drylot Melchior, E. A., K. E. Hales, A. K. Lindoholm-Perry, H. C. Freetly, J. E. Wells, C. N. Hemphill, T. A. Wickersham, J. E. Sawyer, and P. Myer.  2018.  Livestock Science, 212C:131-136.

Effect of Land Use Change for Bioenergy Production on Feedstock Cost and Water Quality.  Zhong, J., T. E. Yu, C. D. Clark, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, and C. L. Cheng.  2018.  Applied Energy, 210: 580-590.

Increasing the revenue from lignocellulosic biomass: Maximizing feedstock utilization Alonso, D. M., S. Hakim, S. Zhou, W. Won, O. Hosseinaei, J. Tao, V. Garcia-Negron, A. H. Motagamwala, M. A. Mellmer, K. Huang, C. J. Houtman, N. Labbe, D. P. Harper, C. Maravelias, T. Runge, and J. A. Domestic.  2017.  Science Advances, 3, 5, e1603301, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1603301.

Switchgrass Cultivar, Yield, and Nutrient Removal Responses to Harvest Timing Ashworth, A. J., F. L. Allen, J. L. Bacon, C. E. Sams, W. E. Hart, J. F. Grant, P. A. Moore, and D. H. Pote.  2017.  Agronomy Journal, Vol 109(6):1-8. [Abstract]

Forest Resources for Bioenergy.  Avila, G.S  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Influence of post-weaning management system during the finishing phase on grasslands or feedlot on aiming to improvement of the beef cattle production Barbero, R. P., E. B. Malheiros, R. N. Oakes, J. T. Mulliniks, L. M. Deviatti, J. F. W. Koscheck, E. P. Romanzini, A. C. Ferrari, D. M. Renesto, T. T. Berchielli, A. C. Ruggieri, and R. A. Reis.  2017.  Agricultural Systems.