SREE – Awarded Projects

2020

“Nutritional enrichment to improve nursery pig behavior during weaning”

  • Student: Grace Mercer
  • Principle Instructor: Anna Johnson
  • Institution: Iowa State University
  • Final Report

“Development and testing of an Internet-of-Things based system for remote monitoring of thermal environments in swine barns”

  • Students: Hunter Koolstra and Audree Berreth
  • Principle Instructor: Xufei Yang
  • Institution: South Dakota State University
  • Final Report

“Design alternative for effective manure removal and storage for a research farm”

  • Student: Anna Warmka
  • Principle Instructor: Erin Cortus
  • Institution: University of Minnesota
  • Final Report

“Impact of feeding multiple meals prefarrow on stillborn rate”

  • Principle Instructor: Mark Knauer
  • Institution: North Carolina State University

“Identifying practical approaches to manage castration pain on commercial swine farms”

  • Principle Instructor: Monique Pairis-Garcia
  • Institution: North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

“Understanding the relationship between litter size and functional teat number at farrowing on litter size at weaning”

  • Principle Instructor: Jeff Wiegert
  • Institution: Texas A&M University

2019

“Evaluation of changes in heat production of lactating sows with use of sow cooling pads”

  • Principle Instructor: Allan Schinckel
  • Institution: Purdue University

“Effect of light on farrowing performance and behavior in sows”

  • Student: Shelby McLoda
  • Principle Instructor: Drew Lugar
  • Institution: Illinois State University
  • Final Report

“Effect of corn particle size on gestating sow fecal microbiome and volatile fatty acid production”

  • Student: Rachel Kort
  • Principle Instructor: Chad Paulk
  • Institution: Kansas State University
  • Final Report

“Training undergraduates in swine research through the evaluation of diet acidifiers in nursery pig diets”

  • Students: Megan Anguiano, Jenna Bromm, Zach Buessing, Ivan Bueso-Interiano, Erin Cocjin, Lauren Duncan, Kaylee Farmer, Alyssa Farran, Anna Hixon, Kate Nelson, Gabriela Olivier, Jordyn Orrison, Shyanne Osterhaus, Scotney Reichenberger, Linnea Rimmer, Destiny Serrano-Quiroz, Colton Stucky, Sydney Tastad, Ryan Tipton, and Nadia Zange
  • Principle Instructor: Cassandra Jones
  • Institution: Kansas State University
  • Final Report

“Effect of adding coconut oil to sow diets during late gestation on piglet survival”

  • Student: Brian Yeich
  • Principle Instructor: Mark Knauer
  • Institution: North Carolina State University
  • Final Report

“Late suckling supplemental iron dose to improve post wean performance in pigs”

  • Student: Madison Kovarna
  • Principle Instructor: Crystal Levesque
  • Institution: South Dakota State University
  • Final Report

2018

“Development and Testing of Second Generation Biofilters for Odor Mitigation from Swine Facilities”

  • Student:
  • Principle Instructor: Robert Thaler
  • Institution: South Dakota State University

“Considering creep feed pellet size as means to improve post-wean pig performance”

  • Student:
  • Principle Instructor: Crystal Levesque
  • Institution: South Dakota State University

“Effect of microencapsulated blends of cricket powder on performance, carcass traits, pork quality, and sensory characteristics”

  • Student:
  • Principle Instructor: Wannee Tangkham
  • Institution: McNeese State University

“Investigating distance to slaughterhouses and weather parameters in the occurrence of PRRS outbreaks”

  • Student:
  • Principle Instructor: Andreia Arruda
  • Institution: The Ohio State University

2017

“Piglet Training and Self-Medication”

  • Principal Instructor: Monique Pairis-Garcia
  • Student: Meghan Smith
  • Institution: The Ohio State University

“Interaction with the pork industry on the initial use of a program to evaluate the accuracy in which pigs are sorted for market”

  • Principal Instructor: Allan Schinckel
  • Student: Joanna Claudy
  • Institution: Purdue University

“Effect of oat products on nursery pig growth performance”

  • Principal Instructor: Joel DeRouchey
  • Student: Jenna Chance
  • Institution: Kansas State University

“Effect of conditioning temperature and pellet diameter on nursery pig growth performance”

  • Principal Instructor: Cassandra Jones
  • Student: Olivia Harrison
  • Kansas State University

“Low-cost solar heater for swine nursery barns”

  • Principal Instructor: Mark Knauer
  • Student: Brian Yeich
  • Institution: North Carolina State University

 “Developing in vivo markers of gut permeability for use in pregnant sows”

  • Principal Instructor: Crystal Levesque
  • Student: Kathryn Haeska
  • Institution: South Dakota State University

 

2016

“Influence of essential oil supplementation in lactation diets on fecal consistency and reproductive performance in gilts”

  • Principal Instructor: Crystal Levesque
  • Student: Krista Fuoss
  • Institution: South Dakota State University

“Role of moisture addition on pellet quality in finishing pig feed”

  • Principal Instructor: Cassandra Jones
  • Student: Haley Wecker
  • Institution: Kansas State University

“Evaluation of alternative fabrication methods to increase gross value of pork carcasses”

  • Principal Instructor: Dustin Boler
  • Student: Erin Bryan
  • Institution: University of Illinois

“Effect of weaning age and lactose levels on health status and growth performance of weaned pigs: an undergraduate experience”

  • Principal Instructor: Derris Burnett
  • Student: Olivia Carrigan
  • Institution: Mississippi State University

“Effects of supplemental betaine to commercial semen extenders on boar sperm quality”

  • Principal Instructor: Kara Stewart
  • Student: Wyatt Krom
  • Institution: Purdue University

“The immunological response of weaned piglets with the supplementation of beta-glucans”

  • Principal Instructor: Bob Thaler
  • Student: Hayden Kerkaert
  • Institution: South Dakota State University

 

2015

“Troubleshooting poor litter size in a 25,000 sow production system”

  • Principal Instructor: Mark Knauer
  • Student: Sarah Bloomer
  • Institution: North Carolina State University

“Feeding liquid whey to growing swine”

  • Principal Instructor: Dale Rozeboom
  • Student: Joseph Lutz
  • Institution: Michigan State University

“Farm-level biosecurity planning for swine farms to mitigate SECD transmission”

  • Principal Instructor: Amy Millmier Schmidt
  • Student: Ashley Schmit
  • Institution: University of Nebraska – Lincoln

“Effect of double stocking and timing of split-outs on nursery pig growth performance and subsequent carcass characteristics: an undergraduate experience”

  • Principal Instructor: Derris Burnett
  • Student: Rachel Lemire
  • Institution: Mississippi State University

“Nutrient concentration and digestibility of novel microalgae products fed to swine”

  • Principal Instructor: Pedro Urriola
  • Student: Brandon Hanson
  • Institution: University of Minnesota

“Evaluation of methods to evaluate sorting accuracy and its impact on sort loss and variation in carcass weight pigs”

  • Principal Instructor: Allan Schinckel
  • Student: Yichen Que
  • Institution: Purdue University