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DiLorenzo Lab

Current Research Projects


Assessment of the potential of a Bacillus spp. probiotic feed additive to modify ruminal fermentation and enhance nutrient digestibility in vitro

2020 - Current

Objective: To evaluate the effects of increasing doses of a Bacillus spp. probiotic on ruminal fermentation profile, gas production kinetics, and nutrient digestibility, in in vitro batch culture incubations with different fermentation substrates.

Evaluation of feeding sorghum or corn silage with either cottonseed meal or brassica carinata meal in newly weaned beef cattle

2020 - Current

Objective: To compare Sorghum Silage processed with Shredledge® technology against Corn Silage without cracker, supplemented with two different sources of protein as a strategy for backgrounding steers.

Effects of inclusion of Amaferm on animal performance, reproductive tract development, nutrient digestibility, and enteric methane emissions in backgrounding beef heifers

2019 - Current

Objective: To evaluate the effects of Amaferm inclusion on growth performance, reproductive tract development, and enteric methane emissions in beef heifers fed different backgrounding diets.

Uncovering relationships underlying the thermotolerance – production complex for a sustainable intensification of beef production

2019 - Current

Objective 1. Use genomic prediction to identify 100 heifers with extreme thermotolerance predicted values.

Objective 2.  Determine the nature and magnitude of the relationship between thermotolerance and feed efficiency and reproductive performance.

Objective 3. Identify key-regulator variants for thermotolerance with no pleiotropic effect on production traits using functional genomics in a systems biology approach.

Potential effects of prebiotic and probiotic additives to dairy lagoons on in vitro methane emissions and microbial ecosystem

2021 - Current

To evaluate the effects of different microbial additives on fermentation characteristics and methane emissions of aerobic dairy lagoons.

Evaluation of Brassica carinata meal in beef cattle systems

2018 - Current

Evaluation of carinata meal as a novel protein supplement in beef cattle: from backgrounding to plate

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Marianna, FL 32446


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