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Dr. Paul Luimes

Livestock Nutrition
College Research Professor

Degrees:

Ph.D. Animal Physiology – McGill University
M.Sc. Ruminant Nutrition – University of Guelph
B.Sc. Animal Science – University of Guelph

Research Interests:

My research work focuses on investigating applied nutritional and management opportunities to improve production efficiency. My research focus is on sheep nutrition. I am interested in finding and quantifying opportunities to decrease feed costs for ewes and lambs. With the opening of our new swine research facility, I hope to conduct some applied nutrition and growth trials in collaboration with the swine industry.

Recent or current projects include:

  • Feeding corn cob meal to lambs (2014) Ontario Sheep
  • Preliminary investigation into ewe feed efficiency (2013) Ontario Sheep
  • Does pelleting lamb feed improve efficiency cost effectively? (2012) Ontario Sheep
  • Dried distillers’ grains with solubles inclusion for lamb feeder diets (2011). Ontario Sheep
  • Corn silage inclusion for lamb feeder diets (2010). Ontario Sheep
  • Investigation into ketosis in sows during late gestation and early lactation (2009). Ontario Pork and OMAFRA
  • Using infrared thermography to detect lameness in sows (2009). OMAFRA

Research Associates:

Mark Monden
Farm Operations Manager
Ridgetown Campus
Phone: 519-674-1500 x63548
mmonden@uoguelph.ca

Teaching:

I teach in the Agriculture Diploma program at Ridgetown Campus. Courses include:

I also initiated, helped develop and advise on the Dairy Herd Management course.

Extension Experience:

Oral Presentations

  • Efficient Production by Utilizing Nutrition Effectively Manitoba Small Ruminant Symposium February 2016
  • Topics in Sheep Nutrition Cannexion Seminars (Bogota, Medellin and Valledupar, Colombia) August 2015
  • Rations (for Market Lambs) Feeding to Make Milk Master Shepherd’s Course June 2015
  • Nutrients (Sheep Nutrition) Master Shepherd’s Course October 2014
  • Feeding the Replacement Ewe Master Shepherd’s Course October 2014
  • All Canada Sheep Classic July 2014
  • Canadian Sheep Breeders Association March 2015
  • Feeding the sow: Comparison of gestational and lactational programs London Swine Conference March 2014
  • Mike Wilson Swine Research Day June 2014
  • Nutrition research at Ridgetown Grey-Bruce Farmers’ Week January 2014
  • Making your feed program successful and economical Ontario Sheep Annual General Meeting, Guelph, ON October 2013
  • Sheep nutrition in Canada Agroferia, Bucaramanga, Colombia April 2013
  • Sheep nutrition Agroferia, Bucaramanga, Colombia April 2013
  • Value of alternative feedstuffs Ontario Sheep District 2, Hanover, ON March, 2013
  • Managing nutrition this winter Ontario Sheep District 1, Ridgetown, ON April, 2013
  • Ontario Sheep Annual General Meeting, Guelph, ON October 2012
  • Est-ce que l’ensilage de maïs peut faire partie d’un programme alimentaire pour agneaux rentable? La Journée de recherche en production ovine – Centre d’expertise en production ovine due Québec, Lévis, QC June, 2012
  • Feeding dried distillers’ grains with solubles to lambs profitably Ontario Sheep District 1, Ridgetown, ON March, 2012
  • Ontario Sheep District 10, Spencerville, ON February, 2012
  • Can corn silage be a viable option for lambs? Ontario Sheep District 10, Spencerville, ON February, 2012
  • Ontario Sheep Annual General Meeting, Guelph, ON October 2010
  • Metabolic status of sows in late gestation and early lactation. Centralia Swine Research Update, Kirkton, ON January 2010
  • Mineral digestibility with reduced calcium, phosphorus and trace mineral supplementation with phytase addition for nursing sows.Mike Wilson Swine Day, Guelph, ON May, 2009
  • Considerations for mycotoxin management. Swine Liquid Feeders Association, Stratford, ON February 2007
  • Linking amino acid nutrition in sows with reproduction. Mike Wilson Swine Day, Guelph, ON June 2006

Articles

  • A Preliminary Trial to Determine the Impact of Ewe’s Mature Frame Size on Feed Efficiency Ontario Sheep News December 2015
  • Feeding options for market lambs. Ontario Sheep News September 2015
  • What do we know about creep-feeding lambs on pasture? Sheep Canada June 2015
  • Feeding the sow: Comparison of gestational and lactation programs Final report to the Ontario Pork Research Committee 2014
  • Pelleting feed for lambs. Ontario Sheep News March 2014
  • Managing nutrition this winter. Ontario Sheep News December 2012
  • Dried distillers’ grains with solubles (DDGS) is a viable option for feeding lambs Ontario Sheep News September 2012
  • Can corn silage be a part of a profitable feeder lamb nutrition program? Ontario Sheep News June 2011
  • Take good care of your barn when you do a temporary shutdown. Better Pork April 2008
  • Determining sow performance and mineral requirements with phytase supplementation of the lactating sow ration – preliminary report. Centralia Swine Research Update January 2007

Recent Refereed articles and Conference Proceedings

  • deRidder, K.A.G., C. Farmer, C.F.M. deLange, A.K. Shoveller, P. Luimes. 2014. Plasma amino acids, prolactin, insulin and glucose concentrations in lactating sows following venous infusion of isoleucine, leucine, lysine, threonine or valine. Can.J.Anim.Sci. 94(2):323-330
  • Amezcua, R., S. Walsh, P.H. Luimes and R.M. Friendship. 2014. Infrared thermograph to evaluate lameness in pregnant sows. Can. Vet. J. 55(3):268-272.
  • Luimes, P.H. 2014. Feeding the sow: Comparison of gestational and lactation programs. Proceedings of the London Swine Conference.

Committees

  • South Western Ontario Pork Conference Committee member 2005 to present Vice-chair 2007 to 2011
  • Centralia Swine Research Update Committee member 2005 to present
  • London Swine Conference Committee member 2011
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