Dr. Lee-Anne Huber - March 20
The wonderful world of nutrient partitioning
The overarching themes of human nutrition research include feeding people with the goal of improving life expectancy and quality of life. But what about nutrition research for animals, such as pigs, that are raised for human consumption? Most animal nutrition research questions revolve around feeding a growing human population, and as such, a common objective is to develop feeding programs and management strategies that improve the efficiency of transforming dietary nutrients into consumable products. In this seminar I will discuss some of my past research including: 1) factors that determine nutrient requirements for male pigs as they grow to market weight, with and without the influence of endogenous male steroid hormones, and 2) feeding strategies for lactating sows to maximize piglet growth, minimize nutrient losses to the environment, and improve the utilization efficiency of amino acids for milk protein production. I hope to see you there!