March 17, 2016 – Graduate student competitions at the 2016 ASAS Midwestern Section/ADSA Midwest Branch Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, included oral and poster competitions, as well as an Academic Quadrathlon. The student competition awards are sponsored by the ASAS Foundation Gretchen Hill Appreciation Club, and AFIA/iFeeder.
Graduate students also could attend a “Graduate Student Breakfast and Learn,” which included an interactive “interview workshop” led by Dr. Mike Moseley, Director in Global Development & Operations and Global Project Team Leader for Zoetis. Dr. Mosely, a Dale Carnegie Instructor for 25 years, discussed the interview process and how to prepare yourself for a job interview. The workshop also included mock interviews with potential job candidates. The breakfast and learn was sponsored by Zoetis, Zinpro, ARPAS, and ASAS.
Here are results of the graduate student oral and poster competitions. See results of the undergraduate student oral and poster competitions here.
Graduate M.S. Oral Competition
1st place – Abstract #97: Effects of standardized ileal digestible valine:lysine ratio on nursery pig performance. A.B. Clark*1, M. D. Tokach1, S. S. Dritz1, K. J. Touchette2, M. A.D. Gonçalves1, J. M. DeRouchey1, R. D. Goodband1, and J. C. Woodworth1. 1Kansas State University, Manhattan, 2Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc., Chicago, IL
2nd Place – Abstract # 99: 2015 National retail benchmarking study: Effect of enhancement on pork quality. L. A. Bachmeier*1, S. J. Moeller2, C. Carr3, J. M. Young1, X. Sun1, J. H. Liu1, S. B. Schauunaman1, and D. J. Newman1, 1North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2The Ohio State University, Columbus, 3University of Florida, Gainesville
3rd Place – Abstract #101: In vitro investigations on the use of non-nutritive sorbent additives to sequester boar taint compounds. P. Park*1, I. B. Mandell1, C. F. M. de Lange2, and J. Squires1, 1Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph, ON, Canada, 2University of Guelph, ON, Canada
Graduate Ph.D. Oral Competition
1st place – Abstract #110: Immune system stimulation (ISS) induced by E. coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) alters amino acid metabolism in growing pigs. W.D. Stuart*1, T. E. Burkey2, N. K. Gabler, K. J. Schwartz3, D. Klein1, J. A. Dawson1, A. R. Pendleton4, C. F. M. de Lange5, and A. Rakhshandeh1, 1Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 2University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 3Iowa State University, Ames, 4Amarillo College, Amarillo, 5University of Guelph, ON, Canada
2nd place – Abstract #109: Impact of sex on composition and quality of fresh loins, bellies, and fresh and processed hams. E.K. Arkfeld*1, D. A. Mohrhauser2, D. A. King3, T. L. Wheeler3, A. C. Dilger1, S. D. Shackelford3, and D. D. Boler1, 1University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2Smithfield Foods, Denison, IA, 3USDA, ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, NE
3rd place – Abstract #112: Genetic parameters and genomic regions associated with piglet response to vaccination for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus and co-infection with PRRS virus and porcine circovirus type 2b (PCV2b). J.R. Dunkelberger*1, N. V. L. Serão1,2, M. A. Kerrigan3, J. K. Lunney4, R. R. R. Rowland3, and J. C. M. Dekkers1, 1Iowa State University, Ames, 2North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 3Kansas State University, Manhattan, 4USDA, ARS, BARC, APDL, Beltsville, MD
Graduate M.S. Poster Competition
1st place – Abstract #115: Effects of stocking density on finishing pig growth performance. L.L. Thomas*, R. D. Goodband, M. D. Tokach, J. M. DeRouchey, J. C. Woodworth, and S. S. Dritz, Kansas State University, Manhattan
2nd place – Abstract #117: Effect of milk yield genotype on lipidomic profiles of multiparous Holstein cows during the first 9-weeks of lactation. F. Ding*1, G. T. Cousillas2, W. J. Weber2, B. A. Crooker2, and C. Chen1, 1Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, 2Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
3rd place – Abstract #118: Mob grazing effects on cattle performance in Southeast Arkansas. H.L. Bartimus*1,2, T. G. Montgomery3, D. Philipp1, J. Cater3, K. P. Coffey1, and B. C. Shanks2, 1University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Fayetteville, AR, 2Lincoln University, Jefferson City, 3University of Arkansas-Monticello
Graduate Ph.D. Poster Competition
1st place – Abstract#126: Effects of grinding corn through a 2-, 3-, or 4-high roller mill on milling characteristics, and finishing pig growth performance and carcass characteristics. J.T. Gebhardt*1, M. D. Tokach1, J. C. Woodworth1, J. M. DeRouchey1, R. D. Goodband1, K. F. Coble2, C. R. Stark1, C. K. Jones1, and S. S. Dritz1, 1Kansas State University, Manhattan, 2New Fashion Pork, Jackson, MN
2nd place – Abstract #125: Influence of growing phase feed efficiency classification on finishing phase growth performance and carcass characteristics of beef steers fed different diet types. J.R. Russell*1, E. L. Lundy1, N. O. Minton2, W. J. Sexten2, M. Kerley2, and S. L. Hansen1, 1Iowa State University, Ames, 2University of Missouri, Columbia
3rd place – Abstract #120: Characterization of nutrient content, yield, and gross return to cattle feeding at three corn crop endpoints. H.E. Larson*1, A. A. Hohertz, M. Lostetter2, and A. DiCostanzo, 1University of Minnesota, St. Paul, 2University of Minnesota Rosemount Research and Outreach Center, Rosemount
About the photo: (Left to right) Whitney Stuart, Texas Tech University; Emily Arkfeld, University of Illinois; and Jenelle Dunkelberger, Iowa State University; placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively, in the Graduate Ph.D. Oral Competition.
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