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Grain Science and Industry

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

 Dr. Cassie Jones is an Assistant Professor of Feed Technology at Kansas State University where she has a joint research, teaching and outreach appointment in the Department of Grain Science & Industry. Her research efforts include evaluating the effects of ingredients or feed processing technologies on feed safety and animal nutrition. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on ingredient quality and feed safety, as well as industry feed manufacturing short courses through the IGP Institute. Dr. Jones is originally from Beulah, ND where her family raised Rambouillet sheep. She is formally trained as an applied swine nutritionist. She and her husband, Spencer, have three children, Ty, Hayden, and Hadley, and raise Angus cattle near Wamego.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Yoder, A.D., R.S. Beyer, and C.K. Jones. 2015. The relative value of sorghum to corn in broiler chick starter diets improves during drought conditions. J. Appl. Poult. Sci. Accepted. JAPR-14-01097.

Pilcher, C.M., C.K. Jones, M. Schroyen, A.J. Severin, J.F. Patience, C.K. Tuggle, and J.E. Koltes. 2015. Transcript profiles in longissimus dorsi muscle and subcutaneous adipose tissue: A comparison of pigs with different post-weaning growth rates. J. Anim. Sci. Accepted. doi:10-2527/jas2014-8593.

Jones, C.K., E.L. Frantz, A. Bingham, J.R. Bergstrom, J.M. DeRouchey, and J.F. Patience. 2015. Effects of drought-affected corn and non-starch polysaccharide enzyme inclusion on nursery pig growth performance. J. Anim. Sci. Accepted. doi:10.2527/jas2014-8309.

Lewis, L.L., C.R. Stark, A.C. Fahrenholz, M.A.D. Goncalves, J.M. DeRouchey, and C.K. Jones. 2015. Effects of pelleting conditioner retention time on nursery pig growth performance. J. Anim. Sci. Accepted. doi:10.2527/jas2014-8072.

Lewis, L.L., C.R. Stark, A.C. Fahrenholz, J.R. Bergstrom, and C.K. Jones. 2015. Evaluation of conditioning time and temperature on gelatinized starch and vitamin retention in a pelleted swine diet. J. Anim. Sci. Accepted. doi:10.2527/jas2014-8074.