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.


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.