Steve Loerch

Steve Loerch

  • Senior Associate Dean and Professor­
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 feedlot steers on growth performance, insulin sensitivity, and carcass characteristics
Journal of Animal Science, Kneeskern, S. G., Dilger, A. C., Loerch, S. C., Shike, D. W., Felix, T. L., 2016

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

Effect of dried distillers grains with solubles or corn in growing cattle diets, followed by a corn-based finishing diet, on performance of feedlot cattle
Animal Feed Science and Technology, Nuñez, A. J.C., Felix, Tara L., Loerch, Steven, Schoonmaker, J. P., 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, S. C., Miller, L., Fluharty, F. L., 2015

Effect of haylage and monensin supplementation on ruminal bacterial communities of feedlot cattle
Current Microbiology, Kim, Minseok, Felix, Tara L., Loerch, Steve C., Yu, Zhongtang, 2014

Protein supplementation for growing cattle fed a corn silage-based diet
Applied Animal Science, Felix, T. L., Loerch, S. C., Fluharty, F. L., 2014

Effects of dietary vitamin A content on antibody responses of feedlot calves inoculated intramuscularly with an inactivated bovine coronavirus vaccine
American Journal of Veterinary Research, Jee, Junbae, Hoet, Armando E., Azevedo, Marli P., Vlasova, Anastasia N., Loerch, Steve C., Pickworth, Carrie L., Hanson, Juliette, Saif, Linda J., 2013

Effects of sulfur and acidity on performance and digestibility in feedlot lambs fed dried distillers grains with solubles
Journal of Animal Science, Morrow, L. A., Felix, T. L., Fluharty, F. L., Daniels, K. M., Loerch, S. C., 2013

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

Prepartum dietary energy source fed to beef cows
Journal of Animal Science, Radunz, A. E., Fluharty, F. L., Relling, A. E., Felix, T. L., Shoup, L. M., Zerby, H. N., 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, S. C., Reynolds, C. K., 2012

Effects of timing and duration of dietary vitamin A reduction on carcass quality of finishing beef cattle
Journal of Animal Science, Pickworth, C. L., Loerch, S. C., Fluharty, F. L., 2012

Restriction of vitamin A and D in beef cattle finishing diets on feedlot performance and adipose accretion
Journal of Animal Science, Pickworth, C. L., Loerch, Steven, Fluharty, F. L., 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