Adjunct Professor, Pork Research Scientist, Feed & Feeding
Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development, Edmonton
Feed Research Scientist Major Responsibilities/Research Interests
Research areas are mainly feeds, ingredient processing, coproduct generation, impact on pork quality.
Major responsibilities/research interests include:
Lead, develop and implement research that enhances the feeding of Prairie-grown grains and pulses to hogs, broilers and fish
Investigate novel processing technologies to produce value-added coproducts that have both industrial and feeding applications
Evaluate feed coproducts and feeding strategies to maximize dietary inclusion rates and nutrient utilization, reduce nutrient excretion
Test the effects of feeding novel grains, pulses and their coproducts on carcass characteristics, lean yield and meat quality
Assess the use of hormonal products and antigens to enhance gilt pool management, growth and pork yield of immunocastrates Selected Publications:
Beltranena, E., D.F. Salmon, L.A. Goonewardene, and R.T. Zijlstra. 2008. "Triticale as a replacement for wheat in diets for weaned pigs. " Can. J. Anim. Sci. (CJAS08025 accepted).
Degenstein, K.L., R.O. Donoghue, J.L. Patterson, E. Beltranena, D.J. Ambrose, G.R. Foxcroft, and M.K. Dyck. 2008. "Synchronization of ovulation in cyclic gilts with porcine luteinizing hormone (pLH) and its effects on reproductive function." Theriogenology (accepted).
Zijlstra, R.T., K. Lopetinsky, and E. Beltranena. 2008. "The nutritional value of zero-tannin faba bean for grower-finisher pigs." Can. J. Anim. Sci. 88:293-302.
Oresanya, T.F., A.D. Beaulieu, E. Beltranena, and J.F. Patience. 2007. "The effect of dietary energy concentration and total lysine/digestible energy ratio on the growth performance of weaned pigs." Can. J. Anim. Sci. 87:45 - 55.
Wierenga, K.T., E. Beltranena, J.L. Yáñez and R.T. Zijlstra. 2007. "Starch and energy digestibility in weaned pigs fed extruded zero-tannin faba bean starch and wheat as an energy source." Can. J. Anim. Sci. 88:65-69.