Gerald C. Shurson

Professor-Swine Nutrition
335D AnSc/VetMed
1988 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-6012
+1 612 624 2764


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1986
  • M.S., Michigan State University, 1983
  • B.S., University of Minnesota, 1981

Research Interests

  • Applied swine nutrition and management
  • Distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS)
  • Systems biology
    • Understanding and improving fiber utilization
    • The measurement and role of peroxidized lipids on animal health and performance
    • The role of phytate in phosphorus and nutrient utilization
    • Alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters
    • Feed safety
    • Enteric health interventions
    • Biological effects of organic zinc
  • Nutrient recycling
  • Nutritional value and characteristics of rendered animal by-products
  • Organic food waste
  • Use of food and agricultural wastewater streams to produce microalgae for animal feed
  • Pork quality and safety
  • Manure management and odor reduction in swine facilities


  • ANSC 4401: Swine Nutrition and Feeding
  • CAPS 5165: Introduction to Animal Nutrition (guest lecturer)
  • CAPS 5615: Swine Health and Disease (guest lecturer)


  • Distiller's Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) Market Development
  • DDGS Quality and Feed Safety Issues
  • Impact of Distiller's Grains Co-products on Indirect Land Use Change
  • Impact of Feeding Diets Containing DDGS on Pork Quality
  • Relative Economic and Feeding Value of New Distiller's Co-produccts
  • Use of Distiller’s Grains Co-products in Livestock and Poultry Feeds

Honors & Awards

  • Team Achievement Award, Animal Systems Biology Team, Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota, 2017
  • AFIA Nonruminant Nutrition Research Award presented at the ASAS National Meeting, Kansas City, MO, 2014
  • Award of Excellence - U.S. Ethanol Industry, 2012
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences Student Board, 1999
  • Outstanding Extension Specialist Award, Midwest Section ASAS/ADSA, 1995
Dr. Jerry Shurson