Guillermo Scaglia

Scaglia, Guillermo
Title Professor
Department Iberia Research Station
E-mail GScaglia@agcenter.lsu.edu
Address 1 603 LSU Bridge Road
Jeanerette, LA 70544
Phone 337-276-5527
Fax 337-276-9088

Membership in Professional Organizations

American Society of Animal Science
American Society of Agronomy
Crop Science Society of America
American Forage and Grassland Council
Louisiana Forage and Grassland Council
American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists

Membership in Non-Professional Organizations
Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association
Cattle Producers of Louisiana

Awards

-American Forage and Grassland Council Merit Award. 2016.

-Denver T. and Ferne Loupe Extension Team Award. 2013. LSU AgCenter.

-Texas Cattle Feeders Association Educational Fund. Scholarship awarded twice: August 2000 ($2,500) and April 2002 ($2,000).

-Heep Foundation. Scholarship awarded in August 2000 ($2,000).

-First prize for oral and written presentation of two abstracts at the 7th Annual Student Research Conference held at West Texas A&M University. Canyon, TX. November 2000.

-Scholarship awarded to Young Scientists by the Organizing Committee of the 8th World Conference of Animal Production. Seoul, South Korea.

-Scholarship awarded by the Inter-American Development Bank to pursue the M.S. degree at Texas A&M University.

Total research grants/contracts received: $3,046,777; $1,686,595 at the LSU AgCenter

Scaglia, G., Fultz, L., and Viator, H. P. Louisiana Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program for “Reduce soil runoff and improve soil quality and organic matter in lands devoted to sugarcane production with the use of cover crops and other cultural practices”; $149,958; 3 years. September 2016-August 2019.

Scaglia, G., Gillespie, J. M., Gebrelul, S., Marshall, R., and Westra, J. USDA-NIFA/AFRI for “Production and Market Development for Grass-fed Beef in the Gulf Coast Region of the U.S.”; $479,880; 4 years (January 2016-December 2019)

Wang, J. J., Dodla, S., Scaglia, G., and Jeong, C. State CIG for “Demonstration of integrated legume- grass forage system to improve air and water quality through decreased N fertilization”; $74,407; 3 years (July 2015-June 2018).

Scaglia, G., J. Gillespie, and J. J. Wang. Southern SARE. “Breed types and cover crops provide alternatives for sustainable year-round supply of forage-fed beef for small farms in the Gulf Coast region: Research and on-farm demonstrations”. $171,988; 3 years (June 2015-May 2018).

Scaglia, G. Louisiana Beef Industry Council for “Effect of stocking rate and level of supplementation on performance of stockers grazing ‘Nelson’ ryegrass”. $11,000 (July 2013-June 2014).

Foil, L., Hogsette, J., Gentry, G. T., and Scaglia, G. SRIPM/NIFA. “Developing new techniques to use in the integrated pest management of stable flies”. $156,457 (July 2010- June 2014).

Scaglia, G., Gillespie, J., McMillin, K. W., Harrison, W., Jr., Westra, J., Malekian, F., Prinyawiwatkul, W., and Janes, M. USDA-NIFA AFRI (2011-67023-30098) for “Profitability for Small Beef Producers through Sustainable Forage Systems and Value Added Forage Fed Beef Production”. $500,000 (February 2011-January 2016).

Scaglia, G., Williams, C. C., and Gentry, G. T. Louisiana Beef Industry Council for “Supplementation time affects grazing behavior, performance, and rumen parameters of beef steers grazing ryegrass” $6,905. (August 2009-July 2010).

Scaglia, G., Wang, J. J., and Gillespie, J. The SARE Southern Section competitive research grant proposal agreement No. RD309-105/4690138 for “Maximizing profitability, sustainability, and carbon sequestration of no-till forage systems for finishing beef cattle in the Gulf Coast region.” $136,000. (July 2009-June 2012).

Corl, B., Scaglia, G., and Wen, Z. The Virginia Agricultural Council competitive research proposal No. 2007-103 for “Use of omega-3 rich algae as a feed supplement for dairy and beef cattle.” $28,000. (July 2007-June 2010).

Fike, J. H., Scaglia, G., Notter, D. R., and Burger, J. The Virginia Agricultural Council competitive research proposal No. 2007-81 for “Silvopastures for hair sheep production.” $18,000. (July 2007-June 2010).

Scaglia, G. and Swecker, W. S., Jr. The USDA/ARS SCA award (1932-21630-002-00D) for “Pasture based beef systems for Appalachia.” $1,274,982. (July 2005-June 2007).

Scaglia, G., Abaye, A. O., Swecker, W. S., Jr., and Smith, R. The Virginia Agricultural Council competitive research proposal No. 2004-0123 for “Fatty acid deposition in edible tissues from pasture- and concentrate-fed steers.” $ 26,700 (July 2004-June 2007).

Greene, L. W., Scaglia, G., and McCollum, F. T. III. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for “Impact of feeding level and implant strategy during the growing period on performance, carcass characteristics and composition of beef steers.” $12,500 (July 2001-June 2002).

Funding sources:

* Louisiana Beef Industry Council

* Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)-NRCS

* SARE Southern Section

* AFRI/NIFA

* Virginia Agricultural Council

* USDA/ARS

* The Houston Livestock Show and Rode

Field days, pasture walks, trade-shows, direct clientele contact (last 5 years)

2016

-Acadiana Cattle Producers Fall Field Day; Abbeville, LA. October 27. Organizer and Presenter.

-Master Cattle Producer Class, Ruminant Nutrition. Delhi, LA; April 4. Presenter.

-LSU AgCenter Acadiana Beef Cattle Producers Field Day. LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station. March 19. Organizer and presenter.

-Master Cattle Producer Class, Ruminant Nutrition. Minden, LA; February 22. Presenter.

-Louisiana Grazing Lands Coalition Initiative. Alexandria, LA; January 22.

-Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association Convention. Houma, LA; January 8-10. Presenter.

2015

-Louisiana Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting. Alexandria, LA; December 4. Organizer.

-Louisiana Grazing Lands Coalition Initiative. Alexandria, LA; November 13.

-Acadiana Beef Cattle Producers Field Day. University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL-L), Cade, LA; November 7. Organizer and Presenter.

-Master Cattle Producer Class, Ruminant Nutrition. Abbeville, LA; August 31. Presenter.

-Master Cattle Producer Class, Breeding and Genetics. Alexandria, LA; August 27. Presenter.

-Louisiana Grazing Lands Coalition Initiative. Alexandria, LA; August 21.

-St. Martin Parish Cattlemen’s Association Pasture Field Day. La Belle Chenier Ranch, St. Martinville; June 13.

-Master Cattle Producer Class, Ruminant Nutrition. Lake Charles, LA; June 11. Presenter.

-Louisiana Grazing Lands Coalition Initiative. Alexandria, LA; May 22.

-Master Cattle Producer Class, Ruminant Nutrition. Alexandria, LA; May 21. Presenter.

-Baby Beef contest organized by the Iberia Cattlemen’s Association at the LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station; May 16.

-Butterfield Farms Field Day. Pollock, LA; May 15. Presenter.

-Louisiana Grazing Lands Coalition Initiative. Alexandria, LA; April 13.

-Southwest Louisiana Cattlemen’s Field Day. Lake Charles, LA; April 11. Presenter.

-Healing the Land and Building Soil Health Workshop (NRCS). Alexandria, LA; April 8. Presenter.

-Master Cattle Producer Class, Ruminant Nutrition. Farmerville, LA; April 6. Presenter.

-Acadiana Beef Cattle Producers Field Day planning Meeting. University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL-L), Cade, LA; March 31.

-Master Cattle Producer Class, Ruminant Nutrition. Coushatta, LA; March 24. Presenter.

-St. Landry Cattlemen’s meeting. Opelousas, LA; March 7. Presenter.

-LSU AgCenter Acadiana Beef Cattle Producers Field Day. LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station. March 7. Organizer and presenter.

-Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association Convention. Houma, LA; January 2-4. Presenter.

2014

-Louisiana Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting. Alexandria, LA; December 5. Organizer and presenter.

-Iberia Cattlemen’s Association Meeting. Couteau, LA; November 24.

-Louisiana Grazing Lands Coalition Initiative. Alexandria, LA; November 21.

-Undergraduate students from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras visit the Iberia Research Station; Coordinated with International Programs Office; October 21. Presenter.

-Healing the Land and Building Soil Health Workshop (NRCS). Oak Grove, LA; October 18. Presenter.

-LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station Beef Cattle Field Day. Alexandria, LA; October 16. Presenter.

-LSU AgCenter Acadiana Beef Cattle Producers Field Day. Abbeville, LA; October 2. Organizer and presenter.

-Louisiana Grazing Lands Coalition Initiative. Alexandria, LA; September 19.

-LSU AgCenter Beef and Forage Field Day. Goldmine Plantation; Mengham, LA; September 18.

-Radio Interview (KANE AM 1240). Beef Cattle Production, Cattle and Beef Prices and impact on consumers; June 19. Presenter.

-Louisiana Grazing Lands Coalition Initiative. Alexandria, LA; June 13.

-Healing the Land and Building Soil Health Workshop (NRCS). Alexandria, LA; May 23. Presenter

-Multi-Parish Cattlemen’s night. Dominique’s Stockyard. Carencro, LA; May 22

-Baby Beef contest organized by the Iberia Cattlemen’s Association. LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station; May 17.

-LSU AgCenter Northwest Beef and Forage Field Day. Hill Farm Research Station. Homer, LA; April 29.

-LSU AgCenter – Farm Bureau of Louisiana Beef Cattle Tour (Canton, Saginaw, Hart, and Amarillo, TX); March 29-April 1.

-LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station-Acadiana Beef Cattle Producers Field Day; March 8. Organizer and presenter.

-Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association Convention. West Monroe, LA; January 17-18.

2013

-Louisiana Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting. Alexandria, LA; December 6. Organizer and presenter.

-Iberia Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting. Coteau, LA; November 25. Presenter.

-Undergraduate students from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras visit the Iberia Research Station; Coordinated with International Programs Office; October 15. Presenter.

-Acadiana Field day. Opelousas, LA; October 3. Organizer and presenter.

-LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station Beef and Forage Field day; September 12. Presenter.

-Master Cattle Producer Class, Ruminant Nutrition. Abbeville, LA; September 9. Presenter.

-LSU AgCenter Macon Ridge Research Station Field Day; September 5.

-Louisiana Forage and Grassland Council Planning Meeting. Dean Lee Research Station; August 22.

-University of Louisiana-Lafayette at Cade Field Day. Cade, LA; August 21.

-Louisiana Grazing Lands Coalition Initiative Meeting. Alexandria, LA; August 16.

-Fondo Ganadero de Honduras; International Programs; August 6-8; Presenter.

-Sugarcane Field Day at LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station; July 25.

-Beef Planning Meeting at LSU AgCenter Idlewild Research Station; July 19.

-LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station Field Day; July 18. Organizer and presenter.

-Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association Meeting (West side of the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station); July 18.

-Beef Planning Meeting for the LSU AgCenter Macon Ridge Research Station at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station; July 18.

-Beef Planning Meeting at LSU AgCenter Reproduction Biology Center; July 16.

-Advisory Committee Meeting. LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station; July 15 (morning).

-Beef Planning Meeting. LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station; July 15 (morning).

-Field Day planning Meeting. Lafayette Parish Office; July 15 (afternoon).

-State County Agents’ Association Meeting. Abbeville; May 22. Presenter.

-Baby Beef contest organized by the Iberia Cattlemen’s Association. LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station; May 18.

-Acadiana Field Day Planning Meeting. Lafayette Parish Office May 17.

-Livingston Parish Beef Cattle Producers visited the LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station; May 3. Presenter.

-Dr. DeRamus and his undergraduate class (14 students) from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette visit the LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station; April 25.

-Field Day at the LSU AgCenter Red River Research Station; April 16.

-Field Day at the LSU AgCenter Southeast Research Station; April 5.

-Pasture walk. St. Francisville, LA; March 23.

-Webinar SERA041 Multi-state project series of seminars; March 19.

-Field Day at the LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station; March 9. Organizer and presenter.

-Field Day Planning Meeting. Lafayette Parish Office; February 18 (morning).

-Beef Planning Meeting. LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station; February 18 (afternoon).

-Louisiana Grazing Lands Coalition Initiative Meeting. Alexandria, LA; January 25.

2012

-LSU AgCenter Annual Conference; December 17-18. Presenter.

-St. Martin Parish Meeting; Research at the LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station; December 14. Presenter.

-Louisiana Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting. Alexandria, LA; December 7.

-Beef Planning Committee Meeting. LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station; December 5.

-Visit to Branch Ranch (LA) to select bulls to purchase in a video auction; October 23.

-Acadiana Beef Cattle Producers Field Day. Abbeville, LA; October 18. Presenter.

-Visit of 15 students from Honduras together with Ms. Susan Karimiha (International Programs);

October 15. Presenter.

-LSU AgCenter Hill Farm Research Station Field Day; October 9.

-LSU AgCenter Communications, interviewed for video about the LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station; October 5.

-Mr. A. J. Sabine (Farm Bureau Federation; This week in LA Agriculture; TWLA) interviewed me for a video about the Forage-fed beef project at the LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station; October 1.

-Sugarcane Festival; Livestock Show; Collection of urine samples from steers; New Iberia; September 28.

-Workshop organized by NRCS and Cattle Producers of Louisiana at Cade Farm (University of Louisiana-Lafayette); August 17. Presenter.

-LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station Beef Research Planning Meeting; August 13.

-Acadiana Beef Cattle Producers Field Day, Planning Meeting. LSU AgCenter Lafayette Parish Office; August 10.

-A group of members of the Youth Leadership Program visits the LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station; July 23. Presenter.

-LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station Field Day; July 19. Presenter.

-Presentation of "Ranch for Profit" workshop by Mr. Dave Pratt; Brookshire Farms (Mrs. A. Blanchet, owner). Abbeville, LA; June 16.

-4-H heifer training at LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station (Stan Dutile and Andrew Granger); June 14.

-Iberia Cattlemen's Association Meeting; LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station; June 14. Presenter.

-LSU AgCenter Southeast Research Station Field Day; May 31.

-Acadiana Beef Cattle Producers Field Day. LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station; May 5. Organizer and presenter.

-Vermilion Advisory Committee Meeting (Beef Cattle); Coordinator: Mr. A. Granger; April 12. Presenter.

-Beef Planning Meeting. LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station; April 2.

-Pasture Walk at Dr. F. Rodosta's Farm. Opelousas, LA; March 17. Presenter.

-Visit to the LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station of a group of beef cattle producers from Alabama; March 14. Presenter.

-Radio Interview (KANE AM 1240); Research conducted at the LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station and future Field Day; March 1.

2011

-Dairy ACE Meeting. Baton Rouge, LA; December 15.

-Forages ACE Meeting. Baton Rouge, LA; December 15.

-Beef ACE Meetings. Baton Rouge, LA; December 15. Presenter.

-Iberia Cattlemen's Association Meeting. LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station; December 7.

-Louisiana Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting. Alexandria, LA; December 2.

-Meeting with Beef Cattle researchers and extension personnel. LSU AgCenter Idlewild Research Station; November 10.

-New Orleans Agribusiness Council Meeting. New Orleans, LA; November 1. Presenter.

-Oak Creek Farm Field Day. Chappell Hill, TX; October 28. Presenter.

-Acadiana Cattle Producers Fall Field Day. Carencro, LA; September 17.

-Acadiana Cattle Producers Field Day Planning Meeting. Lafayette, LA; September 9.

-LSU AgCenter Master Cattle Program. Abbeville, LA; August 29. Presenter (Nutrition Section).

-Louisiana Forage and Grassland Council Meeting. LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station; August 25.

-Beef Program Meeting; LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station; August 18.

-LSU AgCenter Lafayette Advisory Committee Meeting and Field Day Planning. Lafayette, LA; June 9. Presenter.

-Acadiana Cattle Producers Spring Field Day. LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station; April 9. Organizer and presenter.

-Meeting with the Rotary Club, New Iberia Golf Club. New Iberia, LA; March 16. Presenter.

-LSU AgCenter St. Mary Parish 4-H Fair and Livestock Show. Franklin, LA; January 21. Presenter.

July 2016 to present. Professor, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Iberia Research Station, Jeanerette, Louisiana.

July 2010 to June 2016. Associate Professor, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Iberia Research Station, Jeanerette, Louisiana.

December 2007 to June 2010. Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Iberia Research Station, Jeanerette, Louisiana.

January 2004 to November 2007. Assistant Professor, Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Journals edited and manuscripts refereed

-Associate Editor (three-year term) for Crop Science (Division C6) starting January 2017.

-Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Animal Science. 2013 until present.

-As Chair of “Pastures and Forages” section of the Southern ASAS, member of the “Pastures and Forages” section and Chair of the “Ruminant Nutrition” section for ASAS at the national level, I reviewed over 1,200 abstracts for the meetings between 2008 and 2013.

-Reviewer for manuscripts in multiple journals: Journal of Animal Science, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Professional Animal Scientist, Agronomy Journal, Crop Science, Forages and Grazinglands, Journal of Dairy Science, International Journal of Biometeorology.

-Reviewed four articles for scientists at USDA who require the articles to be reviewed previous submission.

Committees

-“Forages and Pastures” Committee of the Southern section of the American Society of Animal Science (2015-present).

-Director (for Louisiana) of the South Central Chapter of American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (2014-present).

-2014 ASAS Southern Section Emerging Scholar Award Committee.

-Committee for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (Crop Science Society of America). March 19, 2012 until present.

-National Committee for “Forages and Pastures” of the American Society of Animal Science (3 years).

-National Committee for “Ruminant Nutrition” of the American Society of Animal Science (4 years; 3 as Member, 1 as Chair).

-“Forages and Pastures” Committee of the Southern section of the American Society of Animal Science (4 years; 3 as Member, 1 as Chair).

-Member of the “Sensor Based Nutrient Management Community” (American Society of Agronomy).

-Member of the “Precision Agriculture Systems Community” (American Society of Agronomy).

-Member of the “Global Climate Change Community” (American Society of Agronomy).

-Member of the Division C6 “Forage and Grazinglands” (Crop Science Society of America).

-Member of the “Animal Agriculture and the Environment Community” (American Society of Agronomy).

Multi-State Projects Participation

-SERA41: “Beef Cattle Production Utilizing Forages in the Southeast to Integrate Research and Extension Programs across State Boundaries.” I have served as Secretary (2012), Vice-Chair (2013), and Chair (2014). In 2015 I chaired the “writing group” in charge of submitting a new SERA41 project (“Beef Cattle Production Utilizing Forages in the Southeast to Integrate Research and Extension Programs across State Boundaries: Heifer Development”) that was approved (10/1/2015) until 2019 (09/30/2019).

-W3177: “Enhancing the Competitiveness and Value of U.S. Beef.”

-NRSP3: “The National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP)”

Refereed Journal Articles

*Denotes work conducted by graduate student working under Dr. Scaglia’s supervision

Scaglia, G. 2016. Effect of summer annual forage and type of shade on grazing behavior of beef stocker heifers. J. Agric. Sci. 8(10):15-25.

Torrico, D., Wardy, W., Pujols, K., Carabante, K., Jirangrat, W., Scaglia, G., Janes, M., Prinyawiwatkul, W. 2015. Cross-cultural consumer acceptability and purchase intent of forage-finished rib-eye steaks. J. Food. Sci. 80(10): S2287-S2295.

Sitienei, I., Gillespie, J. M., and Scaglia, G. 2015. Producer perceptions of the importance of challenges currently facing the United States grass-fed beef industry. Prof. Anim. Sci. 31:315-323.

Bhandari, B. D., Gillespie, J. M., Scaglia, G., Wang, J. J., and Salassi, M. 2015. Analysis of pasture systems to maximize the profitability and sustainability of grass-fed beef production. J. Agric. Appl. Econ. 47, 2:193-212.

Pitman, W. D., Walker, R. S., Scaglia, G., Buckley, B., Alison, M. W., Han, K. J., Gurie, J., and Gentry, G. 2015. Summer legumes for creep-grazing in cow-calf production on bermudagrass pastures. J. Agric. Sci. 7, 8:8-17.

Scaglia, G., Bhandari, B., Gillespie, J. M., Wang, J. J., and McMillin, K. W. 2014. Year-round forage systems for forage-fed beef production in the Gulf Coast. J. Anim. Sci. 92:5704-5715.

Torrico, D. D., Jirangrat, W., Scaglia, G., Malekian, F., Janes, M. E., McMillin, K. W., and Prinyawiwatkul, W. 2014. Proximate and fatty acid compositions and sensory acceptability of Hispanic consumers towards rib-eye steaks from forage-finished steers. Int. J. Food Sci. and Technol.: 49:1788-1798.

Lucas, A. S., Swecker, W. S., Lindsay, D. S., Scaglia, G., Neel, J. P. S., Elvinger, F. C., and Zajac, A. M. 2014. A study of the level and dynamics of Eimeria populations in naturally infected, grazing beef cattle at various stages of production in the Mid-Atlantic USA. Vet. Parasitol. Vol. 202, issue 3-4, 201-206.

Scaglia, G., and Boland, H. T. 2014. Spatial arrangement of forages affects grazing behavior of beef heifers continuously stocked at low stocking rate. Crop Sci. 54:1227-1237.

Wyatt, W. E., Collier, R. J., Blouin, D. C., and Scaglia, G. 2014. Growth and reproductive performances in F1 crossbred heifers from Hereford, Braford, and Bonsmara sires and Angus and Brangus dams. Prof. Anim. Sci. 30:342-353.

Scaglia, G., and Boland, H. T. 2014. The effect of bermudagrass hybrid on forage characteristics, animal performance, and grazing behavior of beef steers. J. Anim. Sci. 92:1228-1238.

Wyatt, W. E., Collier, R. J., Blouin, D. C., Scaglia, G., and Collier, J. L. 2013. Pre- and post-weaning calf performances in crossbred cattle from Hereford, Braford, and Bonsmara sires and Angus and Brangus dams. Prof. Anim. Sci. 29: 621-631.

Wyatt, W. E., Lawrence, T. E., Collier, R. J., Blouin, D. C., Scaglia, G., and Collier, J. L. 2013. Feedlot performance, carcass merit, and meat tenderness in crossbred cattle from Hereford, Braford, and Bonsmara sires and Angus and Brangus dams. Prof. Anim. Sci. 29: 632-644.

Rowntree, J. E., Guo, L., Guidry, K. A., Scaglia G., Gentry, G. T., Southern, L., and Leonardi, C. 2013. A macromineral survey of Louisiana beef cow-calf production systems. Prof. Anim. Sci. 29:372-382.

Scaglia, G., Fontenot, J. P., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Corl, B. A., Boland, H. T., Abaye, A. O., and Smith, R. S. 2013. Effect of forage type in the stocker phase and its impact on subsequent feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of beef steers. Prof. Anim. Sci. 29:133-140.

Scaglia, G., Williams, C. C., and Dolejsiova, A. H. 2013. Effects of time of supplementation on cattle grazing annual ryegrass. III. Dry matter intake and digesta kinetics. Prof. Anim. Sci. 29:157-162.

Boland*, H. T., Scaglia G., Notter, D. R., Rook, A. J., Swecker, W. S., Jr., and Abaye, A. O. 2012. Diet composition and dry matter intake of beef steers grazing tall fescue and alfalfa. Crop Sci. 52(6):2817-2825.

Scaglia, G., Fontenot, J. P., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Corl, B. A., Duckett, S. K., Boland, H. T., Smith, R. S., and Abaye, A. O. 2012. Performance, carcass, and meat characteristics of beef steers finished on 2 different forages or on a high-concentrate diet. Prof. Anim. Sci. 28:194-203.

Boland*, H.T., Scaglia, G., Notter, D. R., Rook, A. J., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Abaye, A. O., and Fike, J. H. 2011. Grazing behavior and diet preference of beef steers grazing adjacent monocultures of Tall fescue and alfalfa: I. Spatial allocation. Crop Sci. 51(3):1314-1324.

Boland*, H.T., Scaglia, G., Notter, D. R., Rook, A. J., Swecker, W. S., Jr., and Abaye, A. O. 2011. Grazing behavior and diet preference of beef steers grazing adjacent monocultures of Tall fescue and alfalfa: II. The role of novelty. Crop Sci. 51(4):1815-1823.

Webb, D. M., Abaye, A. O., Teutsch, C. D., Luginbuhl, J. M., Scaglia, G., and Zipper, C. E. 2011. Mixed grazing goats with cattle on reclaimed coal mined lands in the Appalachian region: effects on forage standing biomass, forage botanical composition and Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb.). Sheep and Goat Res. J. Vol. 26:26-31.

Boland*, H.T., and Scaglia, G. 2011. Giving beef calves a choice of pasture-type influences behavior and performance. Prof. Anim. Sci. 27: 160-166.

Boland*, H. T., Scaglia, G., Swecker, W. S., Jr., and Abaye, A. O. 2010. Performance and serum metabolites of beef steers grazing different non-stockpiled tall fescue types during the backgrounding period. Prof. Anim. Sci. 26:201-211.

Stewart*, Jr. R. L., Scaglia, G., Abaye, A. O., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Wong, E. A., McCann, M. and Fontenot, J. P. 2010. Tall fescue copper and copper-zinc superoxide dismutase status in beef steers grazing three different fescue types. Prof. Anim. Sci. 26:489-497

Radtke, P., Boland*, H. T., and Scaglia, G. 2010. A test of overhead laser scanning to estimate livestock grazing removals in field quadrats. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 150:1523-1528.

Scaglia, G., Gillespie, J., Boland, H. T., and Wyatt, W. E. 2009. Effects of time of supplementation on beef stocker calves grazing ryegrass. I. Performance and economic analysis. Prof. Anim. Sci. 25:737-748.

Scaglia, G., Boland, H. T., and Wyatt, W. E. 2009. Effects of time of supplementation on beef stocker calves grazing ryegrass. II Grazing behavior and dry matter intake. Prof. Anim. Sci. 25:749-756.

Soder, K. J., Gregorini, P., Scaglia, G., and Rook, A. J. 2009. Dietary selection by domestic grazing ruminants in temperate pastures: Current state of knowledge, methodologies, and future direction. Rangeland Ecol. Manage. 62(5):389-398.

Fincham, J. R., Fontenot, J. P., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Herbein, J. H., Neel, J. P. S., Scaglia, G., Clapham, W. M., and Notter, D. R. 2009. Fatty acid metabolism and deposition in subcutaneous adipose tissue of pasture and feedlot finished cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 87:3259-3277.

Burke, N. C., Scaglia, G., Boland, H. T., and Swecker, W. S., Jr. 2009. Influence of two-stage weaning with subsequent transport on body weight, plasma lipid peroxidation, plasma selenium, on leukocyte glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase activity in beef calves. Vet. Immunology Immunopath. 127:365-370.

Stewart*, Jr., R. L., Scaglia G., Abaye, A. O., Swecker, W. S., Jr, Rottinghaus, G. E., Boland H. T., McCann, M., and Fontenot, J. P. 2008. Estimation of forage intake by steers grazing three fescue types and determination of alkaloids in ruminal fluid and forage. Prof. Anim. Sci. 24:578-587.

Boland*, H. T., Scaglia G., Swecker, W. S. Jr., and Burke, N. C. 2008. Effects of alternate weaning methods on behavior, blood metabolites, and performance of beef calves. Prof. Anim. Sci. 24:539-551.

Boland*, H. T., Scaglia G., and Umemura, K. 2008. Impact of horn flies, Haematobia irritans (L.)(Diptera: Muscidae), on the behavior of beef steers. Prof. Anim. Sci. 24:656-660.

Scaglia, G., Swecker, W. S., Jr, Fontenot, J. P., Fiske, D., Fike, J. H., Abaye, A. O., Peterson, P. R., Clapham, W. M., and Hall, J. B. 2008. Forage systems for cow-calf production in the Appalachian region. J. Anim. Sci. 86: 2032-2042.

Swecker, Jr., W. S., Hunter, K. H., Scaglia, G., Shanklin, R. K., Fiske, D. A., and Fontenot, J. P. 2008. Parenteral selenium and vitamin E supplementation of weaned beef calves. J. Vet. Intern. Med. March; 22(2):443-449.

Rotz, J. D., Abaye, A. O., Wynne, R. H., Rayburn, E. B., Scaglia G., and Phillips, R. D. 2008. Classification of digital photography for measuring productive ground cover. Rangeland Ecol. Manage. 61(2):245-248.

Boland*, H. T., Scaglia, G. Fontenot, J. P., Abaye, A. O., Stewart, R. L., and Smith, R. 2007. Grazing Behavior of beef steers grazing different Tall fescue types and Lakota prairie grass. Prof. Anim. Sci. 23: 721-727.

Burke, N. C., Scaglia G., Saker, K. E., Blodgett, D. J., and Swecker, W. S., Jr. 2007. Influence of endophyte consumption and heat stress on intravaginal temperatures, plasma lipid oxidation, plasma selenium and glutathione redox of mononuclear cells in heifers grazing tall fescue. J. Anim. Sci. 85:2932-2940.

Duckett, S. K., Neel, J. P. S., Sonon, R., Jr., Fontenot, J. P., Clapham, W. M., and Scaglia, G. 2007. Effects of winter stocker growth rate and finishing system on: II. 9-10-11th rib composition, muscle color, and palatability. J. Anim. Sci. 85:2691-2698.

Neel, J. P. S., Fontenot, J. P., Clapham, W. M., Duckett, S. K., Felton, E. E., Scaglia, G., and Bryan, W. B. 2007. Effects of winter stocker growth rate and finishing system on I. Animal performance and carcass characteristics. J. Anim. Sci. 85:2012-2018.

Lucas, A., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Lindsay, D., Scaglia, G., Elvinger, F., and Zajac, A. 2007. The effect of weaning method on coccidial infections in beef calves. Vet. Parasitol. 145:228-233.

Lucas, A., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Scaglia, G., Lindsay, D., and Zajac, A. 2006. Variation in Eimeria oocyst count and species composition in weanling beef heifers. J. Parasitol. 92:1115-1117.

Scaglia, G., Greene, L. W., McCollum, F. T., III, Cole, N. A., and Montgomery, T. H. 2004. Case study: Effect of delaying implant and programmed rate of gain on performance and carcass characteristics of yearling beef steers. Prof. Anim. Sci. 20:170-177.

Scaglia, G., Greene, L. W., McCollum, F. T., III, and Cole, N. A. 2004. Performance and carcass characteristics of feedlot steers: Effects of delayed implanting and programmed feeding during the growing period. Prof. Anim. Sci. 20:162-169.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Sitienei, I., Gillespie, J. M., and Scaglia, G. 2016. Goal structure of the U.S. Grass-fed beef producers. Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Sitinei, I., Gillespie, J. M., Scaglia, G., and Harrison, W. 2015. Estimating Preference Heterogeneity for Cattle Traits: A Choice Modeling Application to the U.S. Grass-Fed Beef Industry. AAEA and WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Scaglia, G. 2015. Bermudagrass hay did not improve performance of stocker calves grazing annual ryegrass at a high stocking rate. In: Proc. Int. Grassland Cong.; New Delhi, India.

Sitienei, I., Gillespie, J., Harrison, R., and Scaglia, G. 2015. Estimating desirable cattle traits using latent class and mixed logit models: A choice modeling application to the US Grass-fed beef industry. SAEA Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Sitienei, I., Gillespie, J., and Scaglia, G. 2015. An analysis of perceived important challenges currently facing the US Grass-fed beef industry. SAEA Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Bhandari, B. D., Gillespie, J. M., and Scaglia, G. 2015. Efficiency of U.S. Grass-fed beef farms. SAEA Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Scaglia, G. 2014. Stocking rate and supplementation affect performance of beef heifers grazing ‘Nelson’ ryegrass. In: Proc. of the Proceedings of the 68th Southern Pasture and Forage Crop Improvement Conference; Page 30. Biloxi, MS. Available at: http://agrilifecdn.tamu.edu/spfcic/files/2014/01/Proceedings-68th-SPFCIC.pdf

Bhandari, B. D., Gillespie, J. M., and Scaglia, G. 2014. Analysis of three pasture systems for grass-fed beef production: Labor use and profitability. SAEA Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX.

Harrison, W., Lin, B., Gillespie, J. and Scaglia, G. 2013. Analysis of consumer attitudes toward health, wellness, and local foods on consumption of grass-fed beef. In: Proceedings of the Annual Meetings of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Washington, DC.

Scaglia, G., Bhandari, B., Gillespie, J., and Wang J. J. 2013. Forage systems effect on forage-fed beef production. In: Proc. 22nd Int. Grassl. Cong. (Eds. D. L Michalk, G. D. Millar, W. B. Badgery, and K. M. Broadfoot). Pp. 589-590. Sydney, Australia.

Scaglia, G., and H. T. Boland. 2013. Performance and grazing behavior of steers grazing three bermudagrass varieties. In: Proc. Southern Pasture & Forage Crop Improvement Conference. Tyler, TX. April 22-24. Pp. 30.

McMillin, K. W., Scaglia, G., Persica, M., III, Gregorie, J. C., Torrico, D. D., and Prinyawiwatkul, W. 2013. Beef carcass and meat traits of steers finished on three forage systems. In: Proc. 66th Reciprocal Meat Conference, Auburn Univ., AL.

Torrico, D. D., Jirangrat, W., Scaglia, G., Malekian, F., Janes, M. E., McMillin, K. W., and Prinyawiwatkul, W. 2012. Sensory acceptability and Chemical Characteristics of Healthy Rib-Eye Steaks from ForageFinished Steers. In: 2012 Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and Food Expo., Las Vegas, NV, June 25-28.

Scaglia, G., and Boland, H. T. 2011. Impact of spatial arrangement of grass and legumes on performance and grazing behaviour of beef heifers. Proc. of the 8th Intl. Symp. on the Nutr. of Herbivores. Aberystwyth, Wales, UK.

Boland*, H. T., and Scaglia, G. 2010. Use of n-alkanes and long chain alcohols to estimate forage intake and diet composition of cattle grazing two forage species. Page 194 in Proc. of the 4th Grazing Livestock Nutrition Conference. Estes Park, CO.

Scaglia, G., Corl, B., Swecker, W. S., Jr., and Lillie*, A. N. 2010. Effect of forage type on performance of weanling beef steers. Page 211 in Proc. of the 4th Grazing Livestock Nutrition Conference. Estes Park, CO.

Scaglia, G. and Boland, H. T. 2010. Estimates of dry matter intake of beef steers grazing high quality pastures using alkanes. Page 212 in Proc. of the 4th Grazing Livestock Nutrition Conference. Estes Park, CO.

Boland, H.T., Parish, J. A., Scaglia, G., Best, T. F., Epperson, W., Willard, S. T., and Howell, M. 2010. Two-stage weaning with different nose -clip designs. Producer Advisory Council. Div. Agri. Forestry and Vet. Med., Mississippi State Univ., North MS Research and Extension Center, February 18. Verona, MS.

Arriola, S., Tracy, B. F., Abaye, A. O., Scaglia, G., and Swecker, W. S., Jr. 2009. Influence of forage characteristics on grazing behavior of weaned calves. Proc. American Forage and Grassland Council. Grand Rapids, Michigan. CD ROM.

Neel, J. P. S., Fontenot, J. P., Clapham, W. M., Duckett, S. K., Felton, E. E., Scaglia, G., Bryan, W. B., and Lewis, P. E. 2007. Wintering performance and how it affects carcass quality. In: Proceedings of 1st National Grass-Fed Beef Conference, February 28-March 2, 2007, Penn State University, Grantville, Pennsylvania. 2007 CD-ROM.

Swecker, W. S., Jr, Burke, N. C., Scaglia, G., Neel, J. P. S., and Duckett, S. K. 2007. Relationship of pre-harvest serum antioxidants to post-harvest oxidative damage in beef of steers finished on pasture or on a high concentrate diet. Proc. 13th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals. CD-ROM.

Clapham, W. M., Fedders, J. M., Swecker, W. S., Jr, and Scaglia, G. 2007. Heart rate variation: Does it indicate stress in calves at weaning? Proc. American Forage and Grassland Council. CD ROM.

Rotz, J. D., Abaye, A. O., Rayburn, E. B., Fike, J. H., Fontenot, J. P., Scaglia, G., Wynne, R., Phillips, R. and Smith, R. 2006. Comparison of different pasture evaluation techniques for biomass and ground cover. Proc. American Forage and Grassland Council. 15:235-239.

Scaglia, G., Boland, H. T., Lopez-Guerrero, I., Shanklin, R. K., and Fontenot, J. P. 2005. Use of alkanes to estimate dry matter intake of beef steers grazing high quality pastures. Page 250 in Proc. XX Int. Grassl. Cong. Satellite Workshop “The utilization of grazed grass in temperate animal systems”. Cork, Ireland.

Boland* H. T., Scaglia, G., Fontenot, J. P., Abaye, A. O., and Smith, R. 2005. Grazing behaviour of beef steers grazing Kentucky 31 endophyte infected tall fescue, Q4508-AR542 novel endophyte tall fescue, and Lakota prairie grass. Page 168 in Proc. XX Int. Grassl. Cong. Satellite Workshop “The utilization of grazed grass in temperate animal systems”. Cork, Ireland.

Mullins, G. L., Fontenot, J. P., Alloush, G. A., Johnson, G., Allen, V. G., and Scaglia, G. 2005. Effect of long-term nutrient management strategies for pastures on phosphorus losses in surface runoff and soil quality. Page 725 in Proc. XX Int. Grassl. Cong. Dublin, Ireland. Page 725.

Fontenot, J. P., Clapham, W. M., Swecker, W. S., Jr, Fiske, D., Hall, J. B., Fike, J. H., and Scaglia, G. 2005. Year-round forage systems for beef cows and calves. Page 464 in Proc. XX Int. Grassl. Cong. Dublin, Ireland.

Refereed/Published Abstracts

Walker, R. S., Gentry, G. T., Scaglia, G., and Bondioli, K. 2016. Effects of energy intake during the breeding season on heifer performance, endocrine profiles, and oocyte transcript levels synchronized for artificial insemination. Southern Sec. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 94(Suppl.1):63(Abstr.).

Scaglia, G., Beck, P., Lalman, D. L., and Rouquette, F. M. 2016. Issues affecting research and extension programs on Cow-calf production in the SE region. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 94(Suppl.1):125(Abstr.).

Ciriaco, F. M., Henry, D. D., Demeterco, D., Walker, R. S., Scaglia, G., Lamb, G. C., and DiLorenzo, N. 2016. Impact of breed and forage conservation method on apparent total tract nutrient digestibility in beef calves during the backgrounding period. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 94(Suppl.1):085(Abstr.).

Scaglia, G., Walker, R. S., and DiLorenzo, N. 2016. Effect of breed type and backgrounding diet on stocker performance and carcass characteristics. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 94(Suppl.1): 083(Abstr.).

Demeterco, D., Walker, R. S., Scaglia, G., and DiLorenzo, N. 2016. Impact of breed and forage type on intake, performance, and residual feed intake of beef calves during the backgrounding period. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 94(Suppl.1):078(Abstr.).

Scaglia, G., Gentry, G. T., and Gurie, J. 2015. Production characteristics of stockpiled ‘Alicia’ bermudagrass in Louisiana. J. Anim. Sci. 26:64(Abstr.).

Scaglia, G. 2014. Forage and shade type effects on stocker heifers’ performance. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 92, E-Suppl. 2. 544:1097(Abstr.).

Wyatt, W. E., Collier, R. J., Blouin, D. C., Scaglia, G., and Collier, J. L. 2014. Growth and reproductive performances in F1 crossbred heifers from Hereford, Braford, and Bonsmara sires and Angus and Brangus dams. J. Anim. Sci. 6:2(Abstr.).

Scaglia, G., and Boland, H. T. 2013. In situ dry matter disappearance of bermudagrass and sudangrass hays harvested at different time of the day. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 91, E-Suppl. 2. 232:553 (Abstr.).

Walker, R. S., Martin, R., Gentry, L., Gentry, G. T., and Scaglia, G. 2013. Effects of cow size on dry matter and residual feed intake of lactating beef cows. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 91, E-Suppl. 2. 430:437 (Abstr.).

Martin, R., R. S. Walker, R. S., Scaglia, G., Buckley, B., Alison, M. W., Han, K. J., Gentry, G. T., and Pitman, W. D. 2013. Calf response to summer legumes as a creep grazing option in bermudagrass pastures. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 91, E-Suppl. 2. 91:262 (Abstr.).

Bhandari, B. D., Gillespie, J. M., Scaglia, G., and Wang, J. J. 2013. Analysis of pasture systems to maximize the profitability and sustainability of grass-fed beef production. Online at: http://purl.umn.edu/143017

Scaglia, G., and Boland, H. T. 2013. Grazing behavior of heifers grazing mixed, adjacent or monoculture pastures of ryegrass and clovers. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 91, Suppl.1:42 (Abstr.).

Scaglia, G., Rodriguez*, J., and Boland, H. T. 2012. Evaluation of three bermudagrass varieties for grazing and hay production. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 90, Suppl. 1:86 (Abstr.).

Boland, H. T., Willard, S. T., Umemura, K., Scaglia, G., Parish, J. A., and Best, T. F. 2011. Pre-separation behavior of calves being weaned by different methods. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 89, E-Suppl. 1:9 (Abstr.).

Vargas Jurado, N., Scaglia, G., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Fiske, D. A., Neel, J. P. S., Fontenot, J. P., and Lewis, R. M. 2011. Describing dry matter intake and growth patterns in beef steers during the finishing period. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 89, E-Suppl. 1: 71 (Abstr.).

Scaglia, G., Rodriguez*, J., McMillin, K., Gentry, G. T., and Boland, H. T. 2011. Total fat and fatty acid composition of steaks from steers finished on three different forage systems in the Gulf Coast Region. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 89, E-Suppl. 1: 317 (Abstr.).

Rowntree, J., Guidry, K., Scaglia, G., Gentry, G. T., and Southern, L. 2011. A mineral survey of Louisiana beef cow/calf production systems. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 89, E-Suppl. 1:417 (Abstr.).

Scaglia, G., Rodriguez*, J., Gentry, G. T., McMillin, K., and Gillespie, J. 2011. Performance of beef steers finished on three forage systems in the deep south. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 89, E-Suppl. 1:64 (Abstr.).

Boland, H.T., Parish, J. A., Scaglia, G., Best, T. F., Epperson, W., Willard, S. T., and Howell, M. 2010. Evaluation of nose-clip designs for weaning beef calves. Abstr 88:27 (E-Suppl. 3).

Boland, H.T., Parish, J. A., Scaglia, G., Best, T. F., Epperson, W., Willard, S. T., Howell, M. 2010. Two-stage weaning with different nose-clip designs. Producer Advisory Council. Div. Agri. Forestry and Vet. Med., Mississippi State Univ., North MS Research and Extension Center, February 18. Verona, MS.

Franco, R. A., Scaglia, G., Swecker, W. S., Jr., and Wahlberg, M. L. 2009. Early prediction tools for the selection of reproductive traits on spring-born crossbred Angus heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 87:441(E-Suppl. 2).

Arriola, S., Scaglia, G., Tracy, B. F., and Abaye, A. O. 2009. Influence of forage characteristics on grazing behavior of weaned calves. J. Anim. Sci. 87:35(Suppl. 2).

Abaye, A. O., Schlueter, D., Webb, D., Luginbuhl, J. M., and Scaglia, G. 2009. Influence of cattle grazing alone and with goats on forage biomass, botanical composition and browse species. ASAS Southern Section. J. Anim. Sci. 87:100(Suppl. 2).

Scaglia, G., Wyatt, W. E., and Boland, H. T. 2009. Effect of time of supplementation on grazing behavior of beef calves grazing annual ryegrass. ASAS Southern Section. J. Anim. Sci. 87:92(Suppl. 2).

Boland*, H. T., Scaglia, G., Rook, A. J., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Abaye, O. A., and Fike, J. H. 2008. Behavior of cattle grazing adjacent monocultures of tall fescue and alfalfa. GSA-SSSA-ASA-CSSA Joint Annual Meeting. Houston, TX. CD ROM.

Abaye, A. O., Webb, D., Scaglia, G., Teutsch, C., and Luginbuhl, J. M. 2008. Assessing the effect of cattle grazing alone and with goats on nutritive values and animal performance on pastures established on reclaimed coal-mined lands. GSA-SSSA-ASA-CSSA Joint Annual Meeting. Houston, TX. CD ROM.

Abaye, A. O., Webb, D., Teutsch, C., Scaglia, G., and Luginbuhl, J. M. 2008. The influence of cattle grazing alone and with goats on forage biomass, botanical composition and browse species. GSA-SSSA-ASA-CSSA Joint Annual Meeting. Houston, TX. CD ROM.

Boland*, H. T., Scaglia, G., and Swecker, W. S., Jr. 2008. Giving beef calves a choice of pasture-type influences behavior and weight gain. J. Anim. Sci. 86:414(Suppl. 2).

Boland*, H. T., and Scaglia, G. 2008. Influence of horn flies on the behavior of beef cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 86:469(Suppl. 2).

Boland*, H. T., Scaglia, G., Swecker, W. S., Jr., and Burke, N. C. 2007. Effects of preweaning strategies on blood metabolites, behavior, and performance of beef calves. J. Anim. Sci. 85:364(Suppl. 1).

Stewart*, Jr., R. L., Scaglia, G., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Fontenot, J. P., Abaye, A. O., Fike, J. H., McCann, M., and Wong, E. 2007. Copper and Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase status in steers grazing three fescue types. J. Anim. Sci. 85:633(Suppl. 1).

Stewart*, Jr., R. L., Scaglia, G., Fontenot, J. P., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Abaye, A. O., Fike, J. H., and McCann, M. 2007. Estimation of forage intake and the presence of alkaloids in ruminal fluid and forage in steers grazing three different fescue types. J. Anim. Sci. 85:495(Suppl. 1).

Burke, N. C., Scaglia, G., Blodgett, D. J., Saker, K. E., Abaye, A. O., and Swecker, W. S., Jr. 2007. Assessment of oxidative stress markers in heifers grazing endophyte infected tall fescue. J. Anim. Sci. 36:12(Suppl. 2).

Saker, K. E., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Scaglia, G., and Lemkul, J. 2006. Nutrient-enriched beef influences physiologic parameters in an animal disease model. In: Proc. Nestle-Purina Nutrition Forum. Pp. 76.

Rotz, J. D., Abaye, A. O., Fike, J. H., Fontenot, J. P., Rayburn, E., Scaglia, G., and Smith, R. 2006. Comparison of different pasture evaluation techniques for biomass and plant diversity. Proc. of the Annual Meeting of the American Forage Grassland Council. San Antonio, TX. March 10-14, 2006.CD ROM.

Boland*, H. T., Scaglia, G., Swecker, W. S., Jr., and Fontenot, J. P. 2006. Effects of different pre- and post-weaning strategies on grazing behavior of beef calves. ASA, CSSA, SSSA. International Annual Meeting. November 12-16, Indianapolis, IN. (CD-ROM).

Lucas, A., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Scaglia, G., Lindsay, D. S., Elvinger, F. C., Fontenot, J. P., and Zajac, A. M. 2006. Population dynamics of Eimeria spp in grazing beef calves in Virginia. Proc. of the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists. Gatlinburg, TN. March 29- April 1. Pp 4.

Pickworth*, C. L., Scaglia, G., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Fontenot, J. P., Wahlberg, M. L., and Abaye, A. O. 2006. Tall fescue type effect on backgrounded calf health and performance. J. Anim. Sci. 84:34 (Suppl. 2).

Pickworth*, C. L., Scaglia, G., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Fontenot, J. P., and Wahlberg, M. L. 2006. The effect of supplementation frequency and transportation stress on performance and health of newly weaned calves. J. Anim. Sci. 84:4 (Suppl. 2).

Gregory*, S., Scaglia, G., and Stewart, R. L., Jr. 2006. The use of alkanes to estimate forage intake on steers grazing different fescue types or Lakota prairiegrass. J. Anim. Sci. 3:84 (Suppl. 2).

Lucas A., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Scaglia, G., Lindsay, D., Elvinger, F., Fontenot, J. P., and Zajac, A. M. 2006. Population dynamics of Eimeria spp in grazing beef calves in Virginia. J. Anim. Sci. 34:78(Suppl. 2).

Boland*, H. T., Scaglia, G., Fontenot, J. P., Abaye, A. O., and Smith, R. 2005. Continuous direct visual observation of the grazing behavior of beef steers grazing Lakota prairie grass and different Tall fescue types. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. Salt Lake City, UT. November 6-10. (CD-ROM).

Yarber, E., Abaye, A. O., Clapham, W. M., Scaglia, G., and Raines, P. 2005. The use of soundwave spectral analysis to determine grazing behavior of cattle grazing different forage species. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. Salt Lake City, UT. November 6-10. (CD-ROM).

Lucas, A., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Scaglia, G., Lindsay, D. S., and Zajac, A. M. 2005. Imeria species in grazing beef heifers in Virginia. In: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists. Minneapolis, MN. July 16-19.

Lopez-Guerrero I., Fontenot, J. P., and Scaglia, G. 2005. Use of chromic oxide and alkane controlled release capsules to estimate intake and digestibility by beef steers. J. Anim. Sci. 83(Suppl. 1):127.

Guay, J., Fontenot, J. P., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Neel, J. P. S., Herbein, J., Clapham, W. M., Scaglia, G., and Abaye, A. O. 2005. Fatty acid composition of diets, metabolism and deposition in edible tissue of pasture-and feedlot-finished cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 83(Suppl. 1):370 (Abstr.).

Abaye, A. O., Smith, S. R., Scaglia, G., Fontenot, J. P., and Fike, J. H. 2004. Herbage Quality, Biomass, and Animal Performance of Cattle Grazing Prairie grass, Kentucky 31 Endophyte Free Tall fescue, Kentucky 31 Endophyte Infected Tall fescue, and Quantum 542 Tall fescue. In: Proc. of the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy. Seattle, WA.

Hunter K. H., Austin, R. J., Fontenot, J. P., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Shanklin, R. K., Scaglia, G., and Pickworth, C. L. 2004. Evaluation of different backgrounding programs for weaned beef calves. J. Anim. Sci. 82(Suppl. 1):292 (Abstr.).

Swecker, W. S. Jr., Shanklin, R. K., Hunter K. H, Pickworth, C. L., Scaglia, G., and Fontenot, J. P. 2004. Parenteral and oral selenium supplementation of weaned beef calves. In: Proc. of the 12th International Conference on Production Disease in Farm Animals. July 19-22, 2004, East Lansing, MI.

Scaglia, G., Fontenot, J. P., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Pickworth, C. L., and Shanklin, R. K. 2004. Backgrounding systems for beef cattle. In: American Forage Grassland Council Meeting. Roanoke, VA. June, 2004. CD ROM.

Lopez-Guerrero I., Kuehn, L., Scaglia, G., and Fontenot, J. P. 2004. Comparisons among four methods for biomass estimation of a tall fescue pasture. In: American Forage Grassland Council Meeting. Roanoke, VA. June, 2004.

Shanklin, R. K., Scaglia, G., and Fontenot, J. P. 2004. Effect of different levels and oscillating digestible intake protein on performance and blood urea nitrogen concentration of beef calves. J. Anim. Sci. 82(Suppl. 2):104. (Abstr.).

Scaglia, G., Greene, L. W., McCollum, F. T. III, and Montgomery, T. H. 2002. Performance and carcass characteristics of steers fed different feeding levels and implant strategies during the growing period. J. Anim. Sci. 80(Suppl. 1):48. (Abstr.).

Scaglia, G., Greene, L. W., McCollum, F. T. III, and Montgomery, T. H. 2002. Effect of implant strategy and feeding level during the growing period on performance, carcass quality and composition of feedlot steers. Page 135 in Proc. Plains Nutrition Council. Publ. No. AREC 02-20. Texas A&M Research and Extension Center, Amarillo, TX

Scaglia, G., Williams, J. J., Greene, L. W., and Cole, N. A. 2001. Ruminal degradability of different feeds in the presence of Saccharomyces cervisiae. J. Anim. Sci. 79(Suppl. 1)285. (Abstr.).

Williams, J. J., Scaglia, G., and Greene, L. W. 2001. Effect of live yeast concentrates on the in vitro semi-continuous culture fermentation of a high concentrate diet. J. Anim. Sci. 79(Suppl. 1)286. (Abstr.).

Scaglia, G., Donadio, A. and Ellis, W. C. 1995. Effect of level of fish meal on intake and performance of calves grazing sorghum. J. Anim. Sci. 73(Suppl. 1):35. (Abstr.).

Donadio, A., Ellis, W. C., Scaglia, G., and Rouquette, F. M. 1995. Effects of levels of protein supplementation on forage intake and utilization in calves grazing bermudagrass. J. Anim. Sci. 73(Suppl. 1):21. (Abstr.).

Other Publications

In the Fall of 2014 the Louisiana Agriculture magazine dedicated a special issue to “Forage-fed beef production” and I was the invited editor for the issue. Twelve articles were written by different Faculty that participated in the AFRI-NIFA project that I was the Project Director (PD) for. Also available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/communications/publi...

Scaglia, G. 2016. Use of bermudagrass hay by stocker calves grazing annual ryegrass pastures. Louisiana Agriculture. Summer 2016. Vol. 59, No. 3, page 16.

Scaglia, G. 2016. Grazing brassicas to cover the fall transition period in south Louisiana. Louisiana Agriculture. Summer 2016. Vol. 59, No. 3, page 18.

Scaglia, G. 2015. Ruminants and their rumen microbes: An example of teamwork. Louisiana Agriculture Magazine; Fall 2015. Vol. 58, No. 4, page 31.

Sitinei, I., Bhandari, B. D., Gillespie, J. M., and Scaglia, G. 2014. Attitudes of forage-fed beef producers in the Southeast. Louisiana Agriculture Magazine; Fall 2014. Vol. 57, No. 4 , page 22-23.

Scaglia, G. 2014. Beef cattle performance on three forage systems. Louisiana Agriculture Magazine; Fall 2014. Vol. 57, No. 4, page 10-11.

Torrico, D. D., Wardy, W., Carabante, K., Pujols, K., Scaglia, G., Malekian, F., Janes, M. E., and Prinyawiwatkul, W. 2014. Consumer acceptance of ribeye steaks from forage-finished steers. Louisiana Agriculture Magazine; Fall 2014. Vol. 57, No. 4, page 14-15.

Harrison, R. W., Gillespie, J. M., Scaglia, G., and Lin, B. 2014. Consumer preferences for forage-fed beef. Louisiana Agriculture Magazine; Fall 2014. Vol. 57, No. 4, page 24-25.

Bhandari, B. B., Gillespie, J. M., Scaglia, G., Wang, J. J., and Sitienei, I. 2014. Economic sustainability of forage-fed beef systems. Louisiana Agriculture Magazine; Fall 2014. Vol. 57, No. 4, page 20-21.

Scaglia, G. 2014. Forage-fed beef production: An overview and perspective. Louisiana Agriculture Magazine; Fall 2014. Vol. 57, No. 4, page 9.

Malekian, F., Prinyawiwatkul, W., Torrico, D. D., and Scaglia, G. 2014. Is forage-fed beef a healthier choice for Louisiana families? Louisiana Agriculture Magazine; Fall 2014. Vol. 57, No. 4, page 12-13.

Gillespie, J. M., Sitienei, I., Bhandari, B. B., and Scaglia, G. 2014. Practices and systems used in Southeastern U.S. grass-fed beef production. Louisiana Agriculture Magazine; Fall 2014. Vol. 57, No. 4, page 21-22.

Scaglia, G. 2014. Do cattle know what to eat and when to eat it? Louisiana Agriculture magazine. Pp. 18-20. Vol. 57, No. 1. Winter issue.

Scaglia, G. 2014. Finishing cattle on 100% forage-based diets. Louisiana Forage Farmer. Vol. 29, Number 1; Pages 1-3.

Scaglia, G. 2013. Supplementation of stocker cattle grazing high quality pastures. Gulf Coast Cattleman. Vol. 79(9):28-29.

Scaglia, G. 2013. The right balance: Stocking rate in forage systems is important. Gulf Coast Cattleman. Vol. 79(8):58-59.

Scaglia, G. 2013. Forage-fed beef production. Gulf Coast Cattleman. Vol. 79(7): 34-36.

Scaglia, G. 2013. Year round forage-fed beef is possible in the Gulf Coast region. The Stockman Grass Farmer. Vol. 13(9):26-30.

Scaglia, G. 2013. Understanding grazing behavior in ruminants. Iberia Research Station Newsletter. Spring issue, Pages 1-3.

Sheffield, R., Harborth, K., Scaglia, G., LeBlanc, B. D., and Pope, K. 2012. Sustainable Best Management Practices (BMP’s) for Beef Production. LSU AgCenter Communications. Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/communications/publications/Publications+Catalog/Crops+and+Livestock/Best+Management+Practices/Beef+Cattle+Production+Best+Management+Practices.htm

Scaglia, G. 2012. Do cattle know what to eat when? Part 2. In Louisiana Farm and Ranch. Vol. 8, No. 10:36-37. October issue.

Scaglia, G. 2012. Evaluation of three bermudagrass hybrids for grazing and hay production in South Louisiana. Louisiana Agriculture Magazine. Pp. 6-8. Vol. 55, No. 3. Summer issue.

Scaglia, G. 2012. Do cattle know what to eat when? Part 1. In Louisiana Farm and Ranch. Vol. 8, No. 8:30-32. August issue.

Rowntree, J. E., Scaglia, G., Gentry, G. T., Skean, D. G., Southern, L. L., and Leonardi, C. 2011. Effect of rotational or continuous stocking method of winter pasture on beef heifer performance. LSU AgCenter Beef and Forage Report. Pages 32-34.

Scaglia, G., Boland, H. T., Gentry, G. T., Williams, C. C., and Wyatt, W. E. 2011. Effects of time of supplementation on beef stocker calves grazing ryegrass. I. Animal performance. LSU AgCenter Beef and Forage Report. Pages 35-38.

Scaglia, G., Boland, H. T., Gentry, G. T., and Williams, C. C. 2011. Effects of time of supplementation on beef calves grazing ryegrass. II. Behavior and dry matter intake. LSU AgCenter Beef and Forage Report. Pages 39-42.

Gillespie, J. M., Scaglia, G., Boland, H. T., and Wyatt, W. E. 2011. The economics of supplementing beef stocker calves grazing ryegrass. LSU AgCenter Beef and Forage Report. Pages 43-46

Scaglia, G. 2011. Issues to consider in forage-fed beef production. Part 3. In Louisiana Farm and Ranch. Vol. 7, No. 11:34-35. November issue.

Scaglia, G. 2011. Issues to consider in forage-fed beef production. Part 2. In Louisiana Farm and Ranch. Vol. 7, No. 8:28-29. August issue.

Scaglia, G. 2011. Issues to consider in forage-fed beef production. Part 1. In Louisiana Farm and Ranch. Vol. 7, No. 7:30-33. July issue.

Abaye, A. O., Scaglia, G., Teutsch, C., and Raines, P. 2009. The nutritive value of common pasture weeds and their relation to livestock nutrient requirements. Virginia Coop. Extension. Publication 418-150. URL: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/418/418-150/418-150.html

Scaglia, G., Swecker, W. S., Jr., Fiske, D. 2007. SVAREC Cow-calf forage systems project: Past, Present and Future. In: Proc. of the Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center Field Day. August 1, 2007.

Yarber, E., Abaye, A. O., Alley, M., Teutsch, C. D., and Scaglia, G. 2007. Effect of nitrogen source and rate on yield and quality of stockpiled fescue. In: Proc. of the Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center Field Day. August 1, 2007.

Abaye, O., Scaglia, G., Teutsch, C. D., and Raines, P. 2007. Nutritive value of weeds. In: Proc. of the Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center Field Day. August 1, 2007.

Wahlberg, M., Scaglia, G., Hall, J. B., Baker, S., and Stegner, J. 2005. Alternative Feeds for Beef Cattle. Byproduct and coproduct feeds available for beef producers in Virginia and how to use them in feeding programs. URL: http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/beef/400-230/400-230.html.

Scaglia, G., Fiske, D., Fontenot, J. P., Hall, J. B., Swecker, W. S., Jr., and Fike, J. H. 2005. Cow/calf forage systems project – three year results. In: Proc. of the Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center Field Day. August 3, 2005.

Swecker, W. S., Jr., Scaglia, G., Fiske, D. and Fontenot, J. P. 2005. Backgrounding calves on forage. In: Proc. of the Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center Field Day. August 3, 2005.

Banta, J. P., McCollum, F. T. III, Greene, L. W., McBride, K. W., Scaglia, G., Williams, J. J., Bean, B., and Van Meter, R. 2002. Performance of stocker cattle grazing a Brown midrib sorghum x Sudan Hybrid in either a continuous or rotational grazing system. TAMU-AREC, Amarillo. Available at: http://animalscience.tamu.edu/ansc/publications/beefpubs/ASW104-brownmidrib.pdf

  • Ruminant Nutrition
  • Forage Systems
  • Grazing Management and Forage Utilization
  • Plant-Animal Interface
  • Grazing Behavior

August 2002 to December 2003. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Ph.D. 2002. Nutrition. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

M.S. 1994. Animal Science. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

B.S. 1989. Crops and Livestock Production. Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de la
República. Montevideo, Uruguay.

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