Students Currently Involved in NCLE Projects

PhD candidates:

  • Kebebe Gunte, modeling environmental and nutritional impacts of animals production in Canada (Dr. Ominski)

MSc candidates:

  • Jordan Dahmar, identification of superior forage species for winter grazing (Dr. Ominski)
  • Dipana Maharjan, carcass quality impacts of using a needle-free device for vaccine delivery (Dr. Rodas-Gonzalez)
  • Paul Tamayao, in vitro assessments of by-products as feed ingredients for beef cattle diets (Dr. McGeough)
  • Sidonie Robinson, in vitro assessments of by-products as feed ingredients for beef cattle diets (Dr. McGeough)
  • Sydney Fortier, environmental impacts associated with removal of productivity-enhancing technologies from the Canadian beef industry (Dr. Ominski)
  • Emily Boonstra, environmental impacts associated with removal of productivity-enhancing technologies from the Canadian beef industry (Dr. Ominski)
  • Rhea Teranishi, dietary strategies to reduce methane emissions from cow-calf production systems (Dr. Ominski)
  • Brandon Hanson, use of precision feeding technology to improve beef cattle perfomance (Dr. Ominski)

Post Docs/Research Associates

  • Faith Omonijo, environmental footprint of pig production in Canada
  • Genet Mengistu , impact of feeding and management on carcass outcomes
  • Xiaopeng Gao, modeling of greenhouse gas emissions from cropping systems
  • Paul Nikiema, greenhouse gas emissions in cropping systems

NCLE Graduates (MSc unless otherwise indicated):

  • Gwen Donohoe, Ph.D. (2018) - Sustainable overwintering systems for beef cows on the Canadian Prairies: Challenges and solutions (Drs. Ominski/Flaten)
  • Brittany Byron (2018) - Use of n-alkane and fecal near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (fNIRS) methods and traditional prediction equations to estimate intake of RFI-divergent beef cattle grazing annual and perennial pastures (Drs. Ominski/Basarab)
  • Angie Cerilli (2018) - Evaluation of AAC Mountainview sainfoin, alone or in combination with grass mixtures, on forage quality and in vitro methane production with or without supplemental canola (Drs. McGeough/Biligetu)
  • Brittainy Hewitt (2018) - evaluating forages for extended grazing on the prairies (Dr. McGeough)
  • Lindsey Lippens (2018) - Residual Feed Intake (Dr. Ominski)
  • Amanda Taylor, Ph.D.(2017) - Field-scale greenhouse gas exchange associated with cattle overwintering bale-grazing sites (Dr. Amiro)
  • Allan Kotz (2017) - Use of fecal microbial communities to estimate and mitigate enteric methane emissions (Dr. Khafipour)
  • Oscar Molina (2016) - Identification of Verticillium species and control methods for Verticillium Wilt of potato in Manitoba (Dr. Tenuta)
  • Carson Callum (2016) - Residual Feed Intake (Dr. Ominski)
  • Tawyna Ullenboom (2016) - Residual Feed Intake: The relationship between enteric methane emissions and RFI (Drs. Ominski/McAllister)
  • Jolene Rutter (2016) - Measurement of greenhouse gas and nitrogen gases losses during cold weather composting of separated pig slurry solids (Dr. Tenuta)
  • Kristine Blair (2015) - Measured and modelled enteric methane emissions from beef cattle as affected by dietary crude protein of forage diets (Dr. Ominski)
  • Carollyne Kehler (2015) - A western Canadian study of the effect of winter transport conditions, including acceleration, on animal outcomes in finished cattle (Dr. Ominski)
  • Sean Thompson (2015) - The effect of diet type on residual feed intake and the use of infrared thermography as a method to predict efficiency in beef bulls (Drs. Ominski/Schaeffer)
  • Yeukai Katanda (2014) - Hog manure-recovered struvite as a phosphorus source for enhanced P use efficiency and reduced seedling toxicity in canola suitability of slow-release monoammonium phosphate and struvite to improve phosphorus use efficiency and reduce seedling toxicity in canola (Dr. Zvomuya)
  • Ainsley Hamm (2014) - Bacterial community ecology and fate in integrated livestock production systems (Dr. Tenuta and Dr. Ominski)
  • Kane Christiuk (2014) - Impact of diet on the abundance and virulence properties of Escherichia coli in beef cattle overwintering environments and dairy cattle (Drs. deKievit and Ominski)
  • Ashley Rawluk (2013) - Riparian management practices in the Manitoba landscape: Off-stream watering systems for beef cattle  (Dr. Ominski)
  • Michel Rey (2013) - Use of needle-free injection device to vaccinate beef cattle under Manitoba conditions (Dr. Ominski)
  • Vicki Tkachuk (2013) - Inactivation of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis and profiles of microbial communities during composting of livestock mortalities
  • Jenn Bernier (2011) - Impact of cold acclimatization on nutrient utilization and enteric methane emissions of beef cows overwintered on low-quality forage diets supplemented with dried distillers grain with solubles
  • Gwen Donohoe (2011) - Nutrient excretion and soil greenhouse emission from excreta of overwintering beef cows fed forage-based diets supplemented with dried distillers’ grains with solubles
  • Siobhan Stewart (2011) - Perennial legume phase and annual crop rotation influences on CO2 and N2O fluxes over two years in the Red River Valley, Manitoba, Canada
  • Mark Fynn (2010) - Comparing two systems of sow group-housing: animal welfare and economics      
  • Aaron Glenn (2010) - Greenhouse gas fluxes and budget for an annual cropping system in the Red River Valley, Manitoba, Canada