University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Richard Coffey

Richard Coffey    

Dr. Richard Coffey

Director, Research and Education Center
Extension Professor - Swine
Youth Programs Coordinator

Research & Education Center
P.O. Box 469
1205 Hopkinsville Street
Princeton, KY  42445-0469
Phone: (270) 365-7541 ext. 244
Fax: (270) 365-2667
E-mail: Richard.Coffey@uky.edu

Education

1994 Ph.D., Swine Nutrition (Minor in Biochemistry), University of Kentucky
1990 M.S., Swine Nutrition, Oklahoma State University
1986 B.S., Animal Science, Oklahoma State University

    Areas of Responsibility/Interest

    Swine nutrition and feeding management
    Swine reproduction and breeding management
    Swine production systems and production flow
    Swine housing

    Swine health and disease
    Swine marketing
    Manure management and environmental sustainability

     

     


      Selected Publications

      Cromwell, G.L., M.D. Lindemann, J.H. Randolph, G.R. Parker, R.D. Coffey, K.M. Laurent, C.L. Armstrong, W.B. Mikel, E.P. Stanisiewski, and G.F. Hartnell. 2002. Soybean meal from Roundup Ready® or conventional soybeans in diets for growing-finishing swine. Journal of Animal Science 80:708-715.

      Coffey, R.D., and G.L. Cromwell. 2001. Use of spray-dried animal plasma in diets for weanling pigs. Pig News and Information, 22(2):39N-48N.

      Coffey, R., G. Parker, and K. Laurent. 1999. Assessing Sow Body Condition, ASC-158.

      Coffey, R., R. Bowman, L. Anderson, J. Cocanougher, B. Crist, R. Fleming, K. Henken, J. Johnson, R. Mitchell, D. Overhults, T. Pescatore, M. Rasnake, S. Samson, and B. Thom (Animal Waste Focus Group). 1999. Assessment of the Potential for Livestock and Poultry Manure to Provide the Nutrients Removed by Crops and Forages in Kentucky, IP-56.

      Coffey, R., R. Bowman, L. Anderson, J. Cocanougher, B. Crist, R. Fleming, K. Henken, J. Johnson, R. Mitchell, D. Overhults, T. Pescatore, M. Rasnake, S. Samson, and B. Thom (Animal Waste Focus Group). 1999. Potential for Livestock and Poultry Manure to Provide the Nutrients Removed by Crops and Forages in Kentucky, IP-57.

      Coffey, R., D. Bullock, G. Parker, and K. Laurent.1998. Boar Selection - Using Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs), ASC-153.

      Coffey, R.D., G. R. Parker, and K. M. Laurent. 1997. Manipulation of the Estrous Cycle in Swine, ASC-152.

      Coffey, R.D., G.R. Parker, and K.M. Laurent. 1995. Feeding and Managing the Weanling Pig, ASC-149.

      Cromwell, G.L., R.D. Coffey, G.R. Parker, H.J. Monegue, and J.H. Randolph. 1995. Efficacy of a Recombinant-Derived Phytase in Improving the Bioavailability of Phosphorus in Corn-Soybean Meal Diets for Pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 73:2000.

      Coffey, R.D., K.W. Mooney, G.L. Cromwell, and D.K. Aaron. 1994. Biological Availability of Phosphorus in Defluorinated Phosphates with Different Phosphorus Solubilities in Neutral Ammonium Citrate for Chicks and Pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 72:2653.

      Coffey, R.D., G.L. Cromwell, and H.J. Monegue. 1994. Efficacy of a Copper-Lysine Complex as a Growth Promotant for Weanling Pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 72:2880.

      Cromwell, G.L., R.D. Coffey, H.J. Monegue, and J.H. Randolph. 1995. Efficacy of Low-Activity, Microbial Phytase in Improving the Bioavailability of Phosphorus in Corn-Soybean Meal Diets for Pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 73:449.

      Coffey, R.D. and G.L. Cromwell. 1995. The Impact of Environment and Antimicrobial Agents on the Growth Response of Early-Weaned Pigs to Spray-Dried Porcine Plasma. J. Anim. Sci. 73:2532.

      Coffey, R.D., G.R. Parker, and K.M. Laurent. 1995. Feeding Growing-Finishing Pigs to Maximize Lean Growth Rate, ASC-147.

      Coffey, R.D., G.R. Parker, and K.M. Laurent. 1995. Management of Swine Mating, ASC-148.

      Coffey, R.D., G.R. Parker, and K.M. Laurent. 1995. Feeding and Managing the Weanling Pig, ASC-149.

         

        In addition to Swine Extension activities, Dr. Coffey provides statewide coordination or co-coordination of the following Animal and Food Sciences 4-H and youth project and activity areas:

        • Beef, Sheep, Swine, and Goat Project Animals
        • Market Animal Validation Program (for market steers, heifers, goats, lambs, and hogs)
        • Breeding Animal Nomination Program (for breeding beef heifers, beef cows, beef bulls, does, ewes, and gilts)
        • Livestock Judging Program
        • Livestock Skillathon Program
        • Kentucky 4-H Livestock Volunteer Certification Program
        • Youth PQA Plus Program (State Trainer)

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