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Ronald P Lemenager

Animal Sciences 

  • Professor of Animal Sciences
765.494.4817
765.494.9346
LILY Room 3-108
915 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054

Area of Expertise: Ruminant Nutrition and Management, Beef

Education: B.S., University of Illinois; M.S. and Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Research Program

Beef cow-calf nutrition and managment
-- Energy and protein requirements of gestating and lactating cows
-- Nutrition x reproduction interaction

Beef feedlot nutrition and management
-- Nutritional and management factors affecting beef marbling and tenderness
-- Nutritional and management factors affecting muscle and adipose accretion

Teaching

ANSC 44100 - Beef Management

Member of Purdue Teaching Academy and the Purdue Book of Great Teachers

Received both the Purdue University Outstanding Teacher and Counselor Awards in addition to the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section Teaching Award

Extension Program

-- Development of beef production and marketing systems that will consistently meet consumer expectations for high quality beef and increase producer profits
-- IQ+Beef (an advanced Beef Quality Assurance program)
-- Indiana Farm Fresh Beef (a certified freezer beef program)
-- Beef Ventures Group (a producer driven group evaluating new beef business opportunities)
-- Working with producers to fine-tune nutrition and management

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Awards & Honors

(2009) College of Agriculture Team Award (Ethanol Co-products Team). Purdue University.

(2009) Special Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialist's Association (PUCESA).

(2008) Special Contribution and Service Award. Indiana Beef Cattle Association.

(2005) Lecturer - 13th Annual Totusek Lectureship. Oklahoma State University.

Selected Publications

Lemenager, R. P., Jones, D. D., Buckmaster, D. R., Field, W. E., Horstman, L. A., Johnson, K. D., . . . Williams, R. E. (2011). Cow-Calf Poduction In The U.S. Corn Belt (Vol. 1/1). Iowa State University/Ames, IA: Midwest Plan Service.

Gunn, P. J., Lemenager, R. P., Claeys, M. C., Buckmaster, D. R., & Lake, S. L. (2011). Effects of dried distiller’s grains with solubles and crude glycerin on performance, carcass characteristics, and metabolic parameters of early weaned beef calves.. Prof. Anim. Sci., 27, 283-294.

Culp, K. M., Claeys, M. C., & Lemenager, R. P. (2011). Showmaxx® in the Show Ring: A look at feeding zilpaterol hydrochloride to youth livestock projects., 2. Retrieved from https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?item_number=15-252-W

Van Emon, M. L., Gunn, P. J., Neary, M. K., Lemenager, R. P., Schultz, A. L., & Lake, S. L. (2011). Effects of added protein and dietary fat on lamb performance and carcass characteristics when fed differing levels of dried distiller’s grains with solubles.. Small Ruminant Research, 103(2012), 164-294.

Bridges, A., Lake, S., Lemenager, R. P., Claeys, M., Gunn, P., & Culp, K. (2009). Choosing an Estrus Synchronization Program for Replacement Beef Heifers, 2. Retrieved from http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/AS/AS_592_W.pdf

Bridges, A., Lake, S., Lemenager, R. P., Claeys, M., & Culp, K. (2009). Cost-Effective Timed-AI Options for Beef Cows, 2. Retrieved from http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/AS/AS_594_W.pdf

Arias, R. P., Snyder, L. J., Lemenager, R. P., & Lake, S. L. (2009). The Effects of Co-ensiling Wet Distiller's Grains Plus Solubles with Haylage on Feedlot Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Finishing Steers. J. Anim Sci., 4.

Horn, M., Gunn, P., Van Emon, M., Lemenager, R. P., Burgess, J., Pyatt, N. A., & Lake, S. L. (in press). Effects of Natural (RRR Alpha-tocopherol Acetate) or Synthetic (All Rac Alpha-tocopherol Acetate) Vitamin E Supplementation on Suckling Calf Performance, Colostrum IgG, and Immune Function. J. Anim Sci..

Arias, R. P., Snyder, L. J., Lemenager, R. P., & Lake, S. L. (2009). The Effects of Re-ensiling Wet Distiller's Grains Plus Solubles with Corn Silage on Growth Performance of Yearling Beef Heifers. J. Anim. Sci., 3.

Gunn, P. J., Weaver, A., Gerrard, D., Lemenager, R. P., & Lake, S. L. (2009). Effects of Dietary Fat and Crude Protein on Feedlot Performance and Carcass Characterisitcs in Steers Fed Differing Levels of Distiller's Dried Grains with Solubles. J. Anim. Sci., 87, 2882-2890.