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A. Denise Beaulieu Sessional Lecturer

6D60 - Agriculture Building

Research Area(s)

  • Energy metabolism in the pig
  • Role of starch vs lipid as energy providing nutrients
  • Lactation and milk production and composition


Animal and Poultry Science


  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, U.S.A.
  • M.Sc., University of Saskatchewan
  • B.S.A., University of Saskatchewan

Selected Publications

Pasternak, J.A., Aiyer, V.I.A., Hamonic, G., Beaulieu, A.D., Columbus, D.A., and Wilson, H.L.  2018.  Molecular and physiological effects on the small intestine of weaner pigs following feeding with deoxynivalenol-contaminated feed.  Toxins, 10(1): 40.  https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins10010040 

Tan, F.P.Y., Kontulainen, S.A., and Beaulieu, A.D.  2016.  Effects of dietary calcium and phosphorus on reproductive performance and markers of bone turnover in stall- or group-housed sows.  Journal of Animal Science, 94(10): 4205-4216.  https://doi.org/10.2527/jas.2016-0298

Eastwood L., Leterme, P., and Beaulieu A.D.  2016.  Body fat mobilization during lactation in high producing sows fed varied omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratios. Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 96(1): 69-78.  https://doi.org/10.1139/cjas-2015-0082

Eastwood, L., Leterme, P., and Beaulieu, A.D.  2014.  Changing the omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio in sow diets alters serum, colostrum, and milk fatty acid profiles, but has minimal impact on reproductive performance.  Journal of Animal Science, 92(12): 5567-5582.  https://doi.org/10.2527/jas.2014-7836

Turner, T.D., Mapiye, C., Aalhus, J.L., Beaulieu, A.D., Patience, J.F., Zijlstra, R.T., and Dugan, M.E.R.  2014.  Flaxseed fed pork n-3 fatty acid enrichment and contribution to dietary recommendations.  Meat Science, 96(1): 541-547.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2013.08.021

Kil, D.Y., Ji, F., Stewart, L.L., Hinson, R.B., Beaulieu, A.D., Allee, G.L., Patience, J.F., Pettigrew, J.E., and Stein, H.H.  2013.  Effects of dietary soybean oil on pig growth performance, retention of protein, lipids, and energy, and the net energy of corn in diets fed to growing or finishing pigs.  Journal of Animal Science, 91(7): 3283-3290.  https://doi.org/10.2527/jas.2012-5124

Stewart, L.L., Kil, D.Y., Ji, F., Hinson, R.B., Beaulieu, A.D., Allee, G.L., Patience, J.F., Pettigrew, J.E., and Stein, H.H.  2013.  Effects of dietary soybean hulls and wheat middlings on body composition, nutrient and energy retention, and the net energy of diets and ingredients fed to growing and finishing pigs.  Journal of Animal Science, 91(6): 2756-2765.  https://doi.org/10.2527/jas.2012-5147

Ross, K.A., Beaulieu, A.D., Merrill, J., Vessie, G., and Patience, J.F.  2011.  The impact of ractopamine hydrochloride on growth and metabolism with special consideration of its role on nitrogen balance and water utilization in pork production.  Journal of Animal Science, 89(7): 2243-2256.  https://doi.org/10.2527/jas.2010-3117 

Kil, D.Y., Allee, G.A., Pettigrew, J.E., Hinson, R.B., Ji, R., Patience, J.F., Beaulieu, A.D., Stewart, L.L., and Stein, H.H.  2011.  Net energy of soybean oil and choice white grease in diets fed to growing and finishing pigs.  Journal of Animal Science, 89(2): 448-459.  https://doi.org/10.2527/jas.2010-3233  

Beaulieu, A.D., Aalhus, J., Williams, N.H., and Patience, J.F.  2010.  Impact of piglet birth weight, and birth order on carcass quality, muscle composition and eating quality of pork.  Journal of Animal Science, 88(8): 2767-2778.  https://doi.org/10.2527/jas.2009-2222