College of Agriculture and Bioresources


Animal and Poultry Science

Research Interests

Beef cattle, diet selection, hull-less barley, livestock-wildlife interactions, modeling nutrient supply, Mongolian rangelands, rangeland monitoring, synchrotron applications, dried distillers grains with solubles.


  • Ph.D. (Animal Science/Rangeland Ecology and Management), Oregon State University, U.S.A.
  • Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Mongolian Agricultural University, Mongolia.
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry/Biology), Mongolian State Pedagogical University, Mongolia.

Selected Publications

Damiran, D., G. B. Penner, K. Larson, and H. A. Lardner. 2018. Use of residual feed intake as a selection criterion on the performance and economics for replacement beef heifers. Prof. Anim. Sci.34:156-166.

Nair, J., D. Christensen, P. Yu, T. McAllister, D. Damiran, N. Preston, and J. J. McKinnon. 2017. Effect of variety and level of inclusion of barley varieties for silage selected to vary in NDF digestibility on performance and carcass characteristics of growing and finishing beef steers. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 97:383-394.

Lardner, H. A., L. Pearce, and D. Damiran. 2017. Evaluation of low heat unit corn hybrids compared to barley for forage yield and quality on the Canadian Prairies. Sustainable Agriculture Research 6:90-102.

Añez-Osuna, F., G. B. Penner, D. Damiran, P. G. Jefferson, H.A. Lardner, and J. J. McKinnon. 2017. Effects of alternate day supplementation at two levels of energy on forage utilization and performance of growing steers grazing stockpiled cool season perennial grass pastures. Can. J. Anim. Sci.97:510-516.

Damiran, D., H. A. Lardner, K. Larson, J. McKinnon. 2016. Effects of supplementing spring-calving beef cows grazing barley crop residue with canola meal and wheat-based dry distillers’ grains with solubles on performance, reproductive efficiency, and system cost. Prof. Anim. Sci. 32:400-410.

Damiran, D, Preston, N., McKinnon, J., Jonker, A., Christensen, D., McAllister, T., and Yu, P. 2014. Effects of barley based diets with three different rumen degradable protein balances on performance and carcass characteristics of feedlot steers. The Professional Animal Scientist 30:432-443.

Damiran, D., Jonker, A., McKinnon J.J., McAllister, T., Abeysekara, S., Zhang, X.,Yari. M., and Yu, P. 2013. Evaluation of the feed value for ruminants of blends of corn and wheat distillers dried grains with solubles. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 61(18):4387-4395.

Damiran, D., Zhang, X., and Yu, P. 2013. Optimized the utilization of the co-products from bioethanol processing and oat grain: Effect of blending on biochemical, biodegradation, and nutritional profiles. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 61(47):11517-11523.

Damiran, D., T. DelCurto, S. Findholt, B. Johnson, and M. Vavra. 2013. Comparison of bite-count and rumen evacuation techniques to estimate diet quantity and quality in grazing cattle. Rangeland Ecology and Management 66(1): 106-109.

Damiran, D. and P. Yu. 2012. Metabolic characteristics of the proteins in newly developed hull-less barley varieties with altered starch traits in ruminants. Journal of Cereal Science 55(3):351-360.

Damiran, D., Jonker, A., McKinnon, J., McAllister, T., Yari, M., and P. Yu. 2012. Effect of wheat-based dried distillers’ grains with solubles inclusion on barley-based feed chemical profile, energy values, rumen degradation kinetics, and protein supply. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 60:4986-4993.