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Allan P Schinckel

Animal Sciences 

  • Professor of Animal Sciences
CRTN Room 3038
270 South Russell street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2041

Area of Expertise: Breeding and Genetics, Swine

Area of Extension: Modeling of piglet growth, nutritional requirements and variation; swine genetic improvement programs; swine production

Education: B.S., Iowa State University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Research Program

Conduct research in the areas of genetic selection programs, selection objectives, lean growth modeling, pork quality, repartitioning agents, and methods to predict carcass composition and value.

Collaborator on numerous swine research projects, including production systems, environmental effects on pig growth, food safety, growth promotants, and biological markers of disease and stress.


ANSC 44300 - Swine Management - 
ANSC 51300 - Design of Animal Breeding Programs
ANSC 69500 - Modeling of the Compositional Growth and Nutritional Requirements of Pigs

Extension Program

News Releases

Overheated pigs may get the cooldown they need with Purdue technology, February, 2018

Webinar addresses water quality issues for livestock - Purdue News, October 2015

Purdue webinar to provide latest PEDv information - Purdue News, April 2015

Career night to provide information on pork industry careers - Purdue News, September 2013

Career night to introduce pork industry to students, public - Purdue News, September 2012

Career night to provide information on pork industry careers - Purdue News, September 2011


Schinckel, A. P., & Stwalley, R. M. Systems and methods for cooling an animal . U.S. Patent No. WO 2017106475 A1. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Wastell, M., Wastell, C., & Schinckel, 0. Method of feeding different diets to different groups of pigs. U.S. Patent No. 8443762. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications

Cabezon, F., Schinckel, A. P., Richert, B. T., & Stewart, K. R. (2016). Analysis of lactation feed intakes for sows including data on environmental temperatures and humidity. The Professional Animal Scientist, 32, 333-345. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.15232/pas.2015-01495

Schinckel, A. P., Steyn, W., Allen, E. C., Garbossa , C. A. P., Eggert , J., & Richert, B. T. (2015). Effect of two net energy feeding programs in combination with ractopamine on grow-finish pig growth performance and carcass characteristics. Professional Animal Scientist, 31, 504-515. Retrieved from dx.doi.org/ 10.15232/pas.2015-01449

Gay, K. D., Widmar, N. J., Nennich, T. D., Schinckel, A. P., Cole, J. B., & Schutz, M. M. (2014). Development of a lifetime merit-based selection index for US dairy grazing systems. Journal of Dairy Science, 97, 4568-4578.

Cabezon, F., Stewart, K. R., & Schinckel, A. P. (2016). Effect of natural betaine on estimates of semen quality in mature AI boars during summer heat stress. 170 , 25-37. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anireprosci.2016.03.009

Shia, L., Zhou, B., Li, P., Liang, T., Schinckel, A. P., Wang, H., . . . Huang, R. (2015). MicroRNA-128 targets myostatin at coding domain sequence to regulate myoblasts in skeletal muscle development. Cellular Signaling, 10. doi:10.1016/j.cellsig.2015.05.001

Cabezon, F., & Que, Y. (2016). CASE STUDY: Use of statistics to quantify the magnitude errors in the sorting of pigs for marketing in three finishing barns. The Professional Animal Scientist, 32, 507-514. doi:10.15232/pas.2015-01498

Garbossa , C. A. P., Carvalho Júnior, F., Silveira, H., Faria, P., Schinckel, A. P., Abreu, M., & Cantarelli, V. (2015). Effects of ractopamine and arginine dietary supplementation for sows on growth performance and carcass quality of their progenies. Journal of Animal Science, 93, 2872–2884. doi:10.2527/jas.2014-8824

Cabezon , F. (2016). Evaluation of statistics to be used to quantify the magnitude of errors in the sorting of pigs for market via simulation. The Professional Animal Scientist, 32, 495-506. doi:10.15232/pas.2015-01499

Almeida, V., Nuñez, A., Schinckel, A. P., Andrade, C., Sbardella, M., Berenchtein, B., & Miyada, V. (2015). Gene expression of beta-adrenergic receptors and myosin heavy chain isoforms induced by ractopamine feeding duration in pigs not carrying the ryanodine receptor mutation. Livestock Science, 172, 91-95.

Ferreira, M., & Schinckel, A. P. (2016). Ractopamine with dietary lysine concentrations above basal requirements of finishing barrows improves growth performance, carcass traits and modifies the mTor signalling pathway. 11. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN15565

Department of Animal Sciences, 270 S Russell Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-4808

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