Grain Science and Industry
Kansas State University
201 Shellenberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506


Jones, Cassandra

Jones, Cassandra Assistant Professor

Waters 002E
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-4017 fax

Area(s) of Specialization

Animal feed safety, livestock feed manufacturing, feed ingredient stability

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B.S. Animal Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 2007
M.S. Animal Science, Kansas State University, 2009
Ph.D. Nutritional Sciences, Iowa State University, 2012

Bio Brief

As an Assistant Professor of Feed Technology, Dr. Jones has a 40% research, 35% teaching, 20% outreach, and 5% service appointment in the Department of Grain Science & Industry. Her primary research interests are: 1) ingredient and feed safety, 2) feed processing technologies to improve nutrient absorption, and 3) ingredient stability. She currently teaches Introduction to Grain Science and Industry and Qualities of Feed Ingredients. Dr. Jones is also developing a graduate-level course on feed regulatory compliance, including international trade issues. She will assist with feed manufacturing short courses through the International Grains Program.

Dr. Jones is originally from Beulah, ND where her family raises Rambouillet sheep. She is formally trained as an applied swine nutritionist, and specialized in phytase and specialty ingredient inclusion in swine diets (B.S. in Animal Science & Industry at Kansas State University in 2007, M.S. in swine nutrition at Kansas State University in 2009, and Ph.D. in nutritional sciences at Iowa State University in 2012). She is a member of the American Feed Industry Association, American Meat Science Association, American Society of Animal Science, and National Cattlemen's Beef Association. She and her husband, Spencer, have a toddler son, Ty, and raise Angus cattle near Wamego.


Characterizing growth and carcass composition differences in pigs with varying weaning weights and post-weaning performance.  2012.  Jones, C.K.; Gabler, N.; Main, R.; Patience, J.   Journal of Animal Science, 90:4072-4080.

Factors affecting storage stability of various commercial phytase sources.  2011.  Sulabo, R.; Jones, C.K.; Tokach, M.; Goodband, R.; Dritz, S.; Campbell, D.; Ratliff, B.; DeRouchey, J.; Nelssen, J.  Journal of Animal Science, 89:4262-4271.

Efficacy of different commercial phytase enzymes and development of an available phosphorus release curve for Escherichia coli-derived phytases in nursery pigs.  2010.  Jones, C.K.; Tokach, M.; Dritz, S.; Ratliff, B.; Horn, N.; Goodband, R.; DeRouchey, J.; Sulabo, R.; Nelssen, J.  Journal of Animal Science, 88:3631-3644.

Efficacy of commercial enzymes in diets containing various concentrations and sources of dried distillers grains with solubles for nursery pigs.  2010.  Jones, C.K.; Bergstrom, J.; Tokach, M.; DeRouchey, J.; Goodband, R.; Nelssen, J.  Journal of Animal Science, 88:2084-2091.

Effects of fermented soybean meal and specialty animal protein sources on nursery pig performance.  2010.  Jones, C.K.; DeRouchey, J.; Nelssen, J.; Tokach, M.; Dritz, S.; Goodband, R.  Journal of Animal Science, 88:1725-1732.