Steve Loerch

Steve Loerch

  • Senior Associate Dean and Professor­
  • Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
  • Director of Experiment Station
201 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802

Education

  • Ph.D., Ruminant Nutrition, University of Illinois, 1982
  • M.S., Ruminant Nutrition, University of Illinois, 1978
  • B.S., Animal Industries, The Pennsylvania State University, 1977

Steven C. Loerch is senior associate dean and professor in College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State, where he is responsible for operations and management of personnel, budgets, facilities, and programs.

Dr. Loerch was professor of animal sciences at the Ohio State University for 32 years. His primary responsibilities at Ohio State were in beef cattle and sheep research and teaching. Before returning to Penn State, Dr. Loerch was head of the animal sciences department at the University of Illinois. He has received numerous awards for his research, teaching, and extension education and is a Fellow of the American Society of Animal Science.

Publications

Effects of chromium supplementation to beef cows during gestation on beef cow performance and progeny development before weaning
Professional Animal Scientist, Kneeskern, S. G., Dilger, A. C., Loerch, S. C., Shike, D. W., Felix, T. L., 2015

Ohio Livestock Producers’ Perceptions of Producing and Marketing Grass-Based Beef and Lamb
Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, McCutcheon, J. S., Morton, L. W., Zerby, H. N., Loerch, Steven, Miller, L., Fluharty, F. L., 2015

Intravenous glucagon like peptide-1 infusion does not affect dry matter intake or hypothalamic mRNA expression of neuropeptide Y, agouti related peptide and proopiomelatnocortin in wethers
Canadian Journal of Animal Science, Relling, Alejandro E., Loerch, Steven C., Reynolds, Christopher K., 2014

Short communication
Journal of dairy science, Relling, A. E., Crompton, L. A., Loerch, S. C., Reynolds, C. K., 2014

Effects of hay supplementation in corn-based and dried distillers grains with solubles-based diets on performance and ruminal metabolism in feedlot cattle
Professional Animal Scientist, Morrow, L. A., Felix, Tara L., Fluharty, F. L., Daniels, K. M., Loerch, Steven, 2013

Effects of monensin supplementation on ruminal metabolism of feedlot cattle fed diets containing dried distillers grains
Journal of animal science, Felix, T. L., Pyatt, N. A., Loerch, S. C., 2012

Effects of glucose, propionate and splanchnic hormones on neuropeptide mRNA concentrations in the ovine hypothalamus
Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, Relling, A. E., Lee, K., Loerch, Steven, Reynolds, C. K., 2012

Concentration of pro-vitamin A carotenoids in common beef cattle feedstuffs
Journal of animal science, Pickworth, C. L., Loerch, S. C., Kopec, R. E., Schwartz, S. J., Fluharty, F. L., 2012

Effects of increasing dried distillers grains with solubles on performance, carcass characteristics, and digestibility of feedlot lambs
Journal of animal science, Felix, T. L., Zerby, H. N., Moeller, S. J., Loerch, S. C., 2012

Effects of forage level in feedlot finishing diets on carcass characteristics and palatability of Jersey beef
Journal of animal science, Arnett, E. J., Fluharty, F. L., Loerch, S. C., Zerby, H. N., Zinn, R. A., Kuber, P. S., 2012

Inputs and losses by surface runoff and subsurface leaching for pastures managed by continuous or rotational stocking
Journal of Environmental Quality, Owens, L. B., Barker, D. J., Loerch, S. C., Shipitalo, M. J., Bonta, J. V., Sulc, R. M., 2012

Removal of supplemental vitamin A from barley-based diets improves marbling in feedlot heifers
Canadian Journal of Animal Science, Gibb, D. J., Van Herk, F. H., Mir, P. S., Loerch, Steven, McAllister, T. A., 2011

Effects of diet and A spergillus oryzae extract or saccharomyces cervisiae on growth and carcass characteristics of lambs and steers fed to meet requirements of natural markets
Journal of animal science, Zerby, H. N., Bard, J. L., Loerch, Steven, Kuber, P. S., Radunz, A. E., Fluharty, F. L., 2011

Transient fecal shedding and limited animal-to-animal transmission of Clostridium difficile by naturally infected finishing feedlot cattle
Applied and environmental microbiology, Rodriguez-Palacios, Alexander, Pickworth, Carrie, Loerch, Steve, LeJeune, Jeffrey T., 2011

Adipogenic differentiation state-specific gene expression as related to bovine carcass adiposity
Journal of animal science, Pickworth, C. L., Loerch, S. C., Velleman, S. G., Pate, J. L., Poole, D. H., Fluharty, F. L., 2011

Winter-feeding systems for gestating sheep I. Effects on pre-and postpartum ewe performance and lamb progeny preweaning performance
Journal of animal science, Radunz, A. E., Fluharty, F. L., Zerby, H. N., Loerch, S. C., 2011

Growth, feed intake, carcass characteristics, and eating behavior of feedlot lambs fed high-concentrate diets containing soybean hulls
Journal of animal science, Ferreira, E. M., Pires, A. V., Susin, I., Mendes, C. Q., Gentil, R. S., Araujo, R. C., Amaral, R. C., Loerch, Steven, 2011

Apparent digestibility, Nitrogen balance, and ruminal constituents in ram lambs fed high-concentrate diets containing soybean hulls
Journal of animal science, Ferreira, E. M., Pires, A. V., Susin, I., Mendes, C. Q., Queiroz, M. A.A., Araujo, R. C., Gentil, R. S., Loerch, Steven, 2011

Effect of feeding fat or intrajugular infusion of glucagon-like peptide-1 and cholecystokinin on dry matter intake, digestibility, and digesta rate of passage in growing wethers
Journal of animal science, Relling, A. E., Reynolds, C. K., Loerch, S. C., 2011

A randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of dietary energy sources, feed supplements, and the presence of super-shedders on the detection of escherichia coli O157:H7 in feedlot cattle using different diagnostic procedures
Foodborne pathogens and disease, Cernicchiaro, Natalia, Pearl, David L., McEwen, Scott A., Zerby, Henry N., Fluharty, Francis L., Loerch, Steve C., Kauffman, Michael D., Bard, Jaime L., Lejeune, Jeffrey T., 2010

Prepartum dietary energy source fed to beef cows
Journal of animal science, Radunz, A. E., Fluharty, F. L., Day, M. L., Zerby, H. N., Loerch, S. C., 2010

Residual feed intake of Angus beef cattle divergently selected for feed conversion ratio
Livestock Science, Smith, S. N., Davis, M. E., Loerch, S. C., 2010

Effect of feed restriction and supplemental dietary fat on gut peptide and hypothalamic neuropeptide messenger ribonucleic acid concentrations in growing wethers
Journal of animal science, Relling, A. E., Pate, J. L., Reynolds, C. K., Loerch, S. C., 2010