Feed Research

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

Hem Bhandari
Assistant Professor
Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management



Willingness to Adopt Biosecurity Measures to Combat Foreign Animal Disease Outbreaks, 10/31/2018

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 Didn’t 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, 2018, 2(2),. [Abstract]

Economic and Environmental Implications of Incorporating Distillers’ 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, 21(6):803–816. [Abstract]

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.

Basis Estimates for Feeder Cattle and Fed Cattle.  Griffith, A. P., and R. G. Bowling.  2018.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, D 34.

Determining a Geographic High Resolution Supply Chain Network for a Large Scale Biofuel Industry Lambert, L. H., B. C. English, D. M. Lambert, O. Shylo, J. A. Larson, T. E. Yu, and B. S. Wilson.  2018.  Applied Energy, 21866-281. [Abstract]

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.

Feedlot Willingness to Pay for Disposal Capacity to Address Foreign Animal Disease Risk.  Thompson, J. M., G. Tonsor, D. L. Pendell, and W. Preston.  2018.  Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.

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.