John F. Patience
Professor of Animal Science
Applied Swine Nutrition
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University: 1985 (Nutritional Biochemistry)
Master of Science, University of Guelph: 1976 (Animal Nutrition)
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, University of Guelph: 1974 (Animal Science)
2013: Team Award - Research (College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, ISU)
2012: Pijoan Lecturer (Leman Conference, University of Minnesota)
2012: Animal Industry Service Award (American Society of Animal Science)
2011: Mission Award - Extension (Gamma Sigma Delta, ISU)
2010: Fellow (Canadian Society of Animal Science)
2008: AFIA Award in Non-Ruminant Nutrition Research (American Society of Animal Science)
2008: Lifetime Achievement Award (Alberta Pork Congress)
2007: Lifetime Achievement Award (Saskatchewan Pork Development Board)
2005: Award for Excellence in Nutrition or Meat Science (Canadian Society of Animal Science)
2005: Alberta Pork Industry Leadership Award (Alberta Pork Congress)
2003: 25th Anniversary Honorary Chair (Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium)
Dr. Patience’s area of research is nutrition of the pig. His specific focus is on 1) energy metabolism, 2) ingredient evaluation, and 3) feeding and management in the nursery and finishing barns. Further details are available on the Applied Swine Nutrition Research Program website.
Dr. Patience provides extension support to the Iowa pork industry in the area of swine nutrition.
American Society for Nutrition
American Society of Animal Science
Canadian Society of Animal Science
Canadian Society of Nutritional Sciences
Gamma Sigma Delta
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Jones, C.K., N.K. Gabler, R.G. Main and J.F. Patience. 2012. Characterizing growth and carcass differences in pigs with varying weaning weights and post-weaning performance. J. Anim. Sci. (In press))
Harris, A. J., J.F. Patience, S. M. Lonergan, J. C. M. Dekkers and N. K. Gabler. 2012. Improved nutrient digestibility and retention partially explains feed efficiency gains in pigs selected for low residual feed intake. J Anim Sci (Accepted).
Patience, J.F. 2012. The importance of water in pork production. Anim. Frontiers 2(2):28-35.
Kil, D.Y., R.B. Hinson, A.D. Beaulieu, F. Ji, L.L. Stewart, G.L. Allee, J.F. Patience, J.E. Pettigrew and H.H. Stein. 2011. Net energy of soybean oil and choice white grease in diets fed to growing and finishing pigs. J. Anim. Sci. (accepted).
Ross, K.A., A.D. Beaulieu, J. Merrill, G. Vessie and J.F. Patience. 2011. The impact of ractopamine hydrochloride on growth and metabolism with special consideration on its role on the environmental impact of pork production. J. Anim. Sci. (accepted).
Juárez, M., M. E. R. Dugan, N. Aldai, J. L. Aalhus, J.F. Patience, R. Zijlstra and A. D. Beaulieu. 2010. Increasing omega-3 levels through dietary co-extruded flaxseed supplementation negatively affects pork palatability. Food Chem. 126:1716-1723
Beaulieu, A. D., J. Aalhus, N.H. Williams and J.F. Patience. 2010. Impact of piglet birth weight, birth order and litter size on subsequent growth performance, carcass quality, muscle composition and eating quality of pork. J. Anim. Sci. 88:2767-2778.
Juárez, M., M. E. R. Dugan, N. Aldai, J. L. Aalhus, J.F. Patience, R. Zijlstra and A. D. Beaulieu. 2010. Feeding co-extruded flaxseed to pigs: Effects of duration and feeding level on growth performance and backfat fatty acid composition of grower-finisher pigs. Meat Sci. 84:578-584.
Beaulieu, A.D., N.H. Williams and J.F. Patience. 2009. Response to dietary digestible energy concentration in growing pigs fed cereal-grain based diets. J. Anim. Sci. 87:965-976.
Widyaratne, G. P., J.F. Patience and R.T. Zijlstra. 2009. Effect of xylanase supplementation of diets containing wheat distiller’s dried grains with solubles on energy, amino acid and phosphorus digestibility and growth performance of grower-finisher pigs. Can. J. Anim. Sci 89:91-95.
Patience, J.F., P. Shand, Z. Pietrasik, J. Merrill, G. Vessie, K.A. Ross and A.D. Beaulieu. 2009. The effect of ractopamine supplementation of swine finishing diets on growth performance, carcass composition and ultimate pork quality. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 89:53-66.
Htoo, J.K., X. Meng, J.F. Patience, M.E.R. Dugan and R.T. Zijlstra. 2008. Effects of co-extrusion of flaxseed and field peas on the digestibility of energy, ether extract, fatty acids, protein, and amino acids in grower-finisher pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 86:2942-2951.
Nortey, T.N., J.F. Patience, J.S. Sands, N.L. Trottier and R.T. Zijlstra. 2008. Effects of xylanase supplementation on digestibility and digestible content of energy, amino acids, phosphorus, and calcium in wheat by-products from dry milling in grower pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 86:3450-3464.
Oresanya, T.F., A.D. Beaulieu and J.F. Patience. 2008. Investigations of energy metabolism in weanling barrows: The interaction of dietary energy concentration and daily feed (energy) intake. J. Anim. Sci. 86: 348-363.
Beaulieu, A.D., M.R. Bedford and J.F. Patience. 2007. Supplementing corn or corn-barley diets with an E. coli derived phytase decreases total and soluble P output by weanling and growing pigs. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 87:353-364.
Nortey, T.N., J.F. Patience, P.H. Simmins, N.L. Trottier and R.T. Zijlstra. 2007. Effects of individual or combined xylanase and phytase supplementation on energy, amino acid, and phosphorus digestibility and growth performance of grower pigs fed wheat-based diets containing wheat millrun. J. Anim. Sci. 85:1432-1443.
Nortey, T.N., J.F. Patience, J.S. Sands and R.T. Zijlstra. 2007. Xylanase supplementation improves energy digestibility of wheat by-products in grower pigs. Livestock Sci. 109:96-99.
Oresanya, T. F., A. D. Beaulieu, E. Beltranena and J.F. Patience. 2007. The effect of dietary energy concentration and total lysine/digestible energy ratio on the growth performance of weaned pigs. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 87:45-55.
Shaw, M.I., A.D. Beaulieu and J.F. Patience. 2006. Effect of diet composition on water utilization in growing pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 84:3123-3132.
Oresanya, T. F., A. D. Beaulieu and J.F. Patience. 2006. The effect of reducing energy intake on the performance of weaned barrows when amino acid intake declines either in direct proportion to energy or at a reduced rate. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 86:273-277.
Beaulieu, A.D., C.L. Levesque and J.F. Patience. 2006. The effects of dietary energy concentration and site of weaning on weanling pig performance. J. Anim. Sci. 84:1159-1168.
Owusu-Asiedu, A., J.F. Patience, B. Laarveld, A.G. van Kessel, P.H. Simmins and R.T. Zijlstra. 2006. Effects of guar gum and cellulose on digesta passage rate, ileal microbial populations, energy and protein digestibility, and performance of grower pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 84:843-852.
Dr. Patience's CV