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Allan Schinckel

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LILY 3-231
Animal Sciences
College of Agriculture
West Lafayette, IN 47907


Dr. Schinckel has had a three-way appointment in research, teaching and extension. He has conducted research to examine the potential for improvements in lean growth rate and lean feed conversion via genetic and environmental means as a member of the NC-204 swine growth modeling committee and NRC Nutrient Requirement of Pigs (1998) modeling subcommittee. Dr. Schinckel has conducted in depth research in five areas: (1) development of the means to predict farm specific compositional growth curves and nutrient requirements; (2) impact of genetic selection for increased carcass lean percentage on the quality of the lean and fat tissues; (3) impact of dietary changes on the fatty acid profile and fat quality of pigs of different genetic populations; (4) modeling of the impact of health status and Ractopamine on pig compositional growth; (5) development of stochastic models of pig compositional growth for production systems analysis. Also, research has been conducted to evaluate changes in the chemical composition of major body components (muscle, fat tissue, visceral organs) as affected by genetic population, body weight, and repartitioning agents.  

Expertise: Swine breeding and genetics, Compositional growth modeling




B.S., Iowa State University, 1978 
M.S., University of Nebraska, 1980 
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 1982


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