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Greg Lardy

Greg Lardy








Greg Lardy
Interim Director, NDSU Extension; Associate Vice-President for Agricultural Affairs (CAFSNR) 

Office: Morrill Hall 311
Phone: (701) 231-7660


Ph.D., Animal Science, Ruminant Nutrition, University of Nebraska -1997
M.S., Animal and Range Sciences, Ruminant Nutrition, University of Missouri/Columbia -1993
B.S., Animal and Range Sciences, NDSU -1991

Extension interests:
Cow-calf nutrition, beef cattle management, use of alternative feedstuffs in beef cattle diets, and forage supplementation.

Research interests:
Cow-calf nutrition, supplementation of forage fed ruminants, byproduct utilization, and cow-calf management.  Current projects include processing the effects of grain processing and dried distillers grains plus soluble additions on ruminal hydrogen sulfide gas concentrations and feedlot performance and the use of zeranol implants in lamb finishing programs.

NDSU Employment Experience:
Professor and Department Head, Department of Animal Sciences, North Dakota State University. 
Responsible for personnel and budgetary management of the Animal Sciences Department with 25 faculty and 45 support staff. 

State Beef Cattle Specialist , North Dakota State University.  Appointment: 60% Extension, 40% Research.  Extension responsibilities include development of statewide beef cattle extension programming materials, conducting meetings, and offering inservice training for beef cattle producers, county extension personnel, and other professionals involved in the beef industry.

 Highlights: Spoke at over 550 local, area, state, national, and international meetings to over 22,000 livestock producers, veterinarians, and allied industry personnel.  Topics included a wide variety of beef cattle nutrition and management related issues but focused primarily on feeding and feeding management and the use of byproducts and alternative feeds in beef cattle rations.  Secured over $1.5 million in external funding (as principal investigator) and authored or co-authored 59 peer-reviewed manuscripts.  Trained or am currently training 16 M.S. and 4 Ph.D. students.

Recent Extension Publications:

Ken Hellevang, Kasia Kinzer, Greg Lardy, Marcia McMullen, Michelle Mostrom, Frayne Olson, Scott Pryor, Joel Ransom and J.W. Schroeder. 2009. Corn Ear Molds. Extension Circular, PP-1451.

 Greg Lardy and Vern Anderson. 2009. Alternative Feeds for Ruminants. Extension Circular, AS-1182, Revised.

 Greg Lardy and Rebecca Schafer. 2008. Feeding Sugar Beet Byproducts to Cattle. Extension Bulletin: AS-1365.

Recent Research Publications:
T.C. Gilbery, G. P. Lardy, and M. L. Bauer. 2009. Characterizing the ensiling properties of sugarbeets with dry feedstuffs. Anim. Sci. Feed Tech. doi:10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2009.11.003

J. L. Leupp, G. P. Lardy , M. L. Bauer, K. K. Karges, M. L. Gibson, J. S. Caton, and R. J. Maddock. 2009. Effects of distillers dried grains with solubles on growing and finishing steer intake, performance, carcass characteristics, and steak color and sensory attributes. J. Anim. Sci. 87:4118-4124.

J. L. Leupp, G. P. Lardy, K. K. Karges, M. L. Gibson, and J. S. Caton. 2009. Effects of increasing levels of corn distillers dried grains with solubles to steers offered moderate-quality forage. J. Anim. Sci. 87:4064-4072.

B.A. Loken, G.P. Lardy , M.M. Stamm, C.S. Schauer, I. Rush, S. Quinn, and R.J. Maddock. 2009. Impact of growing rate of gain on subsequent feedlot performance, carcass characteristics, Warner-Bratzler shear force, and sensory taste panel analysis of steers. J. Anim. Sci. 87:3791-3797.

G. P. Lardy, B. A. Loken, V. L. Anderson, D. M. Larson , K. R. Maddock-Carlin, B. R. Ilse, R. Maddock, J. L. Leupp, R. Clark, J. A. Paterson, and M. L. Bauer. 2009. Effects of increasing field pea (Pisum sativum) level in high-concentrate diets on growth performance and carcass traits in finishing steers and heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 87:3335-3341.

 M. R. O’Neil, G. P. Lardy, M. E. Wilson, C. O. Lemely, L. P. Reynolds, J. S. Caton, and K. A. Vonnahme. 2009. Estradiol-17β and linseed meal interact to alter visceral organ mass and hormone levels from ovariectomized ewes. Domestic Animal Endocrinology. doi:10.1016/j.domaniend.2009.05.001

 J. L. Leupp, G. P. Lardy, K. K. Karges, M. L. Gibson, and J. S. Caton. 2009. Effects of increasing level of corn distillers dried grains with solubles on intake, digestion, and ruminal fermentation in steers fed 70% concentrate diets. J. Anim. Sci. 87:2906-2912.

 Cline, H. P., B.W. Neville, G.P. Lardy, and J. S. Caton. 2009. Influence of season and grazing management on intake, diet quality, digestion, microbial protein synthesis and ruminal fermentation in cattle grazing native range in western North Dakota. J. Anim. Sci. 87: 375-383.

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