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Jon Schoonmaker

Animal Sciences 

  • Associate Professor of Animal Sciences
CRTN Room 3058
270 S. Russell St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2041

Area of Expertise: Beef Cattle Nutrition

Education: B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S. and Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Post-doctoral Training: Iowa State University

Research Program


ANSC 52400 - Ruminant Nutrition and Physiology 

News Releases

Purdue scientist: Distillers grains with calcium oxide improve cattle diets - Purdue News, November 2014

Early weaning, DDGS feed could cut costs for cattle producers - Purdue News, August 2012

Personal Information

Dr. Schoonmaker is married to Kimberlee and together they have three girls: Jenna, Amanda and Lauren. They also have four cats, a dog, three rabits, and they raise 2-3 sheep every year for the county fair. Jon and Kimberlee grew up in Wisconsin; he grew up on a hobby beef/sheep farm outside of Madison, WI. Dr. Schoonmaker likes to snow ski, fish, and golf. He coaches his daughter's soccer team, and is related to Tony Dow (Wally from Leave it to Beaver), but Jon has never met Tony. 

Selected Publications

Pukrop, J. R., Brennan, K. M., Funnell, B., & Schoonmaker, J. (2018). Effect of a hydrolyzed mannan-and glucan-rich yeast fraction on performance and health status of newly received feedlot cattle. Journal of animal science, 96(9), 3955--3966.

Shee, C., Lemenager, R., & Schoonmaker, J. (2018). Feeding dried distillers grains with solubles to lactating beef cows: impact of excess protein and fat on post-weaning progeny growth, glucose tolerance and carcass traits. animal, 12(4), 750--756.

Ladeira, M., Schoonmaker, J., Swanson, K., Duckett, S., Gionbelli, M., Rodrigues, L., & Teixeira, P. (2018). Nutrigenomics of marbling and fatty acid profile in ruminant meat. animal, 12(s2), s282--s294.

Casey, T. M., Walker, J. F., Bhide, K., Thimmapuram, J., & Schoonmaker, J. (2018). Global transcriptional differences in myokine and inflammatory genes in muscle of mature steer progeny are related to maternal lactation diet and muscle composition. Physiological genomics, 50(10), 884-892. doi:10.1152/physiolgenomics.00060.2018

Carvalho, Jos\'e Rodolfo R, Brennan, K. M., Ladeira, M. M., & Schoonmaker, J. (2018). Performance, insulin sensitivity, carcass characteristics, and fatty acid profile of beef from steers fed microalgae. Journal of animal science, sky210.

Carvalho, Jos\'e Rodolfo R, Schoonmaker, J., Chizzotti, M. L., Teixeira, P. D., Dias, J. C., Gionbelli, T. R., . . . Ladeira, M. M. (2018). Total nutrient digestibility and small intestine starch digestion in Nellore and Angus young bulls fed a whole shelled corn diet. Journal of animal physiology and animal nutrition.

Pukrop, JR, Campbell, B., & Schoonmaker, J. (2017). 090 Effect of essential oils or tylosin on performance, liver abscesses, carcass characteristics, and meat quality in feedlot steers. Journal of Animal Science, 95(supplement2), 42--42.

Rodrigues, L., Schoonmaker, J., Resende, F., Siqueira, G., Neto, O. M., Gionbelli, T., & Ladeira, M. (2017). 353 Effect of maternal nutrition on performance of Nellore cows and preweaning growth of their progeny. Journal of Animal Science, 95(suppl\_2), 172--172.

Pukrop, JR, Brennan, K., & Schoonmaker, J. (2017). Effect of select TC™ on performance and health status of newly received feedlot cattle. Journal of Animal Science, 95(supplement4), 275--275.

Nu\~nez, AJC, & Schoonmaker, J. (2017). 631 Effect of increasing protein and fat inclusion in the diets of beef cows during gestation and lactation on progeny performance, carcass characteristics, and plasma nonesterified fatty acids. Journal of Animal Science, 95(supplement4), 309--309.

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