University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Jacqueline Jacob

Extension Associate

(859) 257-7613

 


EDUCATION

PhD. 1993. University of British Columbia, Canada
Thesis: The use of locally grown Serena sorghum and locally produced sunflower and sesame seed cakes in poultry diets in Kenya

MSc. 1989. University of British Columbia, Canada
Thesis: The influence of diet composition and tissue taurine content on the incidence of sudden death syndrome in male broiler chickens.

BSc (Agr). 1981. University of British Columbia, Canada
Major: Poultry management

BOOK CHAPTERS

Jacob, J.P. and A.J. Pescatore. 2012. Chapter 21. Gut health and organic acids, antimicrobial peptides, and botanicals as natural feed additives. In Organic Meat Production and Processing. Edited by S.C. Ricke, E. J. van Loo, M.G. Johnson and C.A. O'Bryan. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. pages 351-378.

Jacob, J.P. and A.J. Pescatore. 2012. Chapter 22. Prebiotics. In Organic Meat Production and Processing. Edited by S.C. Ricke, E. J. van Loo, M.G. Johnson and C.A. O'Bryan. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. pages 379-405.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Jacob, J.P. and A.J. Pescatore. 2014. Barley beta-glucan in poultry diets. Annals of Translational Medicine. Annals of Translational Medicine 92(2):20-26.

Jacob, J.P. and A.J. Pescatore. 2012. Use of barley in poultry diets: A review. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 21:915-940.

Jacob, J.P., S.L. Noll, and J.A. Brannon. 2008. Comparison of metabolic energy content of organic cereal grains for chickens and turkeys. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 17:540-544.

Jacob, J.P. and C.A. Carter. 2008. Inclusion of buckwheat in organic broiler diets. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 17: 522-528.

Jacob, J.P., N. Levendoski, and W. Goldstein. 2008. Inclusion of high methionine corn in organic pullet diets. Journal of Applied Poultry Research. 17:440-445.

Jacob, J.P., J.B. Bender and J.P. Griggs. 2008. Characterization of small-scale antibiotic-free broiler production in Minnesota. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 17: 412-420.

Jacob, J.P. 2007. Nutrient content of organically grown feedstuffs.  Journal of Applied Poultry Research 16: 642-651.

Jacob, J.P. 2007. Use of Illinois Bundle Flower in chick starter diets. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 16: 39-44.

Griggs, J.P., J.B. Bender and J.P. Jacob 2006.  Microbial safety of chicken raised without antibiotics. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 15: 475-482.

Griggs, J.P. and J.P. Jacob, 2005. Alternatives to antibiotics for organic poultry production. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 14:750-756.

Kidder, G., H.H. Van Horn, L.W. Schnell, J.P. Jacob and R. Mylavarpu. 2001. Introduction to preparing nutrient management plans. Circular 1247. University of Florida.

Ibrahim, S., J.P. Jacob, and R. Blair. 2000.  Phytase supplementation to reduce phosphorus excretion of broilers. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 8:414-425.

Blair, R., J.P. Jacob, S. Ibrahim, and P. Wang. 1999. A quantitative assessment of the use of reduced protein diets supplemented with amino acids to improve nitrogen utilization and reduce the nitrogen excretion of broilers and layers.  Journal of Applied Poultry Research 8:25-47.

I.K.Paik, Robert Blair and Jacqueline Jacob. 1997. Strategies to reduce environmental pollution from animal manure: Principles and Nutritional Management.  Asian-Australasian J. Animal Science (AJAS) Vol.9 (No.6) 615-635.

Jacob, J.P., B.N. Mitaru, P.N. Mbugua, and R. Blair, 1997.  The nutritive value of Kenyan sorghum for poultry.  Tropical Science 37(1):43-48.

Jacob, J.P., B.N. Mitaru, P.N. Mbugua, and R. Blair, 1996.  The effect of substituting Kenyan Serena sorghum for maize in broiler starter diets with different dietary crude protein and methionine levels. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 61(1-4):27-39.

Jacob, J.P., B.N. Mitaru, P.N. Mbugua, and R. Blair, 1996.  The feeding value of Kenyan sorghum, sunflower seed cake and sesame seed cake for broilers and layers.  Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 61(1-4): 41-56.

Paik, I., R Blair, and J. Jacob, 1996.  Strategies to reduce environmental pollution from animal manure: principles and nutritional management.  Proceedings of the International Symposium for 20th Anniversary of Korean Society of Animal Nutrition and Feedstuffs, Seoul, Korea, June 13-14, 1996.  pp. 227-266.

Blair, R., M. Facon, R.J. Bildfell, B.D. Owen and J. P. Jacob, 1996.  Tolerance of young pigs for dietary vitamin A and b-carotene, with special reference to the immune response.  Can. J. An. Sc.  76:121-126.

Blair, R., M. Bohman, J.P. Jacob, and E. Mypisi. 1995. Economic analysis of a feeding strategy to reduce environmental pollution from poultry wastes in the Fraser Valley. Environment Canada. April 12, 1995 research report.

Jacob, J.P., R. Blair, L.E. Hart and E.E. Gardiner. 1991.  The Effect of Taurine Transport Antagonists on Cardiac Taurine Concentration and the Incidence of Sudden Death Syndrome in Male Broiler Chickens.  Poultry Science 70:561-567.

Blair, R., J.P. Jacob and E.E. Gardiner.  1991.  Lack of an Effect of Taurine Supplementation on the Incidence of Sudden Death Syndrome in Male Broiler Chicks.  Poultry Science 70:554-560.

Jacob, J.P., R. Blair and E.E. Gardiner.  1990.  Effect of Dietary Lactate and Glucose on the Incidence of Sudden Death Syndrome in Male Broiler Chickens.  Poultry Science 69: 1529-1532.

Blair, R., J.P. Jacob and E.E. Gardiner.  1990.  Effect of Dietary Protein Source and Cereal Type on the Incidence of Sudden Death Syndrome in Broiler Chickens.  Poultry Science 69:1331-1338.

ABSTRACTS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEEDINGS

Fisher, T.M., A.J. Pescatore, J.P. Jacob, A.H. Cantor, M.J. Ford and T. Ao. 2015. Effects of alternative feedstuffs and dietary enzyme on the performance of alternative breeds of chickens. Presented at the International Poultry Scientific Forum. Atlanta, GA. January 26-27, 2015.

Jacob, J.P., A.J. Pescatore, A.H. Cantor, T.M. Fisher and M.J. Ford. 2014. Evaluation of the methionine requirement for three dual-purpose chicken breeds. Abstract 356P. Poster presentation at the annual PSA meeting. Corpus Christi, TX. July 14-17, 2014.

Fisher, T.M., A.J. Pescatore, J.P. Jacob, M.A. Paul, M. van Benschoten, L. Good, A.H. Cantor and M.J. Ford. 2014. Growth and nutrient intake patterns of meat-type strains and heritage breeds of chickens using a self-selection feeding program. Abstract 8. Oral presentation at the annual PSA meeting. Corpus Christi, TX. July 14-17, 2014.

Jacob, J., A. Pescatore, T. Fisher, M. Ford, A. Cantor, M. Paul, M. Van Benschoten, and L. Good. 2014. Potential of alternative egg production breeds for small-scale poultry production. Abstract P193. Poster presentation at the 2014 International Poultry Scientific Forum. Atlanta, GA. Jan 27-28, 2014.

T. Fisher, A. Pescatore, J. Jacob, M. Paul, M. van Benschoten, L. Good, A. Cantor, and M. Ford. 2014. Grain preference of alternative breeds used for meat production determined through a self-selected feeding program. Abstract P265. Poster presentation at the 2014 International Poultry Scientific Forum. Atlanta, GA. Jan 27-28, 2014.

T. M. Fisher, A. J. Pescatore, J. P. Jacob, M. A. Paul, M. van Benschoten, L. R. Good, A. H. Cantor, and M. J. Ford. 2013. Growth performance, nutrient and energy intake of alternative breed replacement pullets provided through the use of a self-selection feeding program. Poster presentation at the 2013 PSA Annual Meeting

T. M. Fisher, A. J. Pescatore, J. P. Jacob, M. A. Paul, M. van Benschoten, L. R. Good, A. H. Cantor, and M. J. Ford. 2013. Growth performance, nutrient and energy intake of alternative breeds used for meat production provided through the use of a self-selection feeding program. Oral presentation at the 2013 PSA Annual Meeting

T. M. Fisher, A. J. Pescatore, J. P. Jacob, M. A. Paul, M. van Benschoten, L. R. Good, A. H. Cantor, and M. J. Ford. 2013. Carcass traits of alternative breed meat birds provided either a self-selected feeding program or a complete broiler starter diet. Poster presentation at 2013 PSA Annual Meeting.

Morello, G.M., D. G. Overhults, I. M. Lopes, J. Earnest Jr., R. S. Gates, A. Pescatore, J. Jacob, M. Miller. 2012. Broiler Facilities in Kentucky: Energy related characteristics of housing and equipment. Presented at the 2012 ASABE Annual International Meeting.

J.P. Jacob and A.J. Pescatore. 2011. New eXtension Community of Practice for small and backyard poultry flocks. Poul. Sci. 91(Suppl. 1):102.

Pescatore, A.J., J. Jacob and M. Miller. 2011. A field study to evaluate the efficiency of four types of incinerators on broiler breeder farms. Abstract 457 at the 2011 Poultry Science Association annual meeting in St. Louis, MO.

Overhults, D.G., A. Pescatore, I. Lopes, G. Morello, J.P. Jacob.  2010. Overview of lighting systems in Kentucky broiler house. Poultry Science 89 (Suppl.): Abstract #73

Overhults, D.G., A.J. Pescatore, I. Lopes, G. Morello, J.P. Jacob, J. Earnest Jr., M. Miller, and R.S. Gates. 2010. Air velocities in poultry houses raising large broilers.  Poultry Science 89 (E-Suppl.): 691.

Overhults, D.G., G.M. Morello, I.M. Lopes, R.S. Gates, J.W. Earnest, Jr., A. Pescatore, J. Jacob, and M. Miller. 2010. Broiler house fan performance. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International meeting in Pennsylvania, June 20-23, 2010.

Lopes, I.M. D.G. Overhults, G.M. Morella, J. Earnest, Jr., R.S. Gates, A. Pescatore, J. Jacob and M. Miller. 2010. Broiler house air leakage. ASABE Annual International meeting in Pennsylvania, June 20-23, 2010.

Overhults, D.G., I.M. Lopes, G.M. Morello, A. Pescatore, J. Jacob, M. Miller, R.S. Gates and J.W. Earnest, Jr. 2010. Energy use in Kentucky broiler houses. A poster presentation at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International meeting in Pennsylvania, June 20-23, 2010.

Overhults, D.G., A. Pescatore, I. Lopes, G. Morello, J. Earnest Jr, M. Miller, J.P. Jacob, and R.S. Gates. 2010. Using thermal imaging for poultry house energy assessments. Poultry Science 89 (Suppl.):49. Abstract #P160

Overhults, D. G., A. Pescatore, R.S. Gates, J.P. Jacob, M. Miller, and J. Earnest, Jr.  2009. House characteristics and energy utilization in poultry houses raising small broilers. Poultry Science 88(Supp. 1): 192.

Overhults, D. G., A. Pescatore, R.S. Gates, J.P. Jacob, M. Miller, J. Earnest, Jr.  2009. The Kentucky Poultry House Evaluation Service. Poultry Science 88(Supp. 1): 193.

Overhults, D. G., A. Pescatore, R.S. Gates, J.P. Jacob, M. Miller, J. Earnest Jr. 2009.  House characteristics and energy utilization in poultry houses raising large broilers. 2009. Poultry Science 88(Supp. 1): 87.

Miller, M., J.P. Jacob, A. Pescatore, D.G. Overhults, R.S. Gates.  2009.  Multifacet, grower-driven education program. 2009 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting. Poultry Science 88(Supp. 1): 65.

D.G. Overhults, R.S. Gates, A. Pescatore, J.P. Jacob, M. Miller, and J.W. Earnest Jr. 2009. Field tests of ventilation fan performance and energy efficiency. Oral presentation given at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting in Reno, Nevada. June 21-24, 2009.

Timmons, J., J. Jacob, R. Reynnells. 2008. Proceedings of the 2007 National Extension Workshop at the Joint Animal, Dairy, and Poultry Science Associations annual meeting. San Antonio, TX. July 10, 2007.

Griggs, J., J. Bender, and J. Jacob. 2005. Overview of management practices of small flock owners in Minnesota. Poultry Sci 84 (Suppl 1): 64.

Griggs, J.P., J.B. Bender, and J.P. Jacob. 2005. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria on broiler carcasses raised in small flock production systems without routine antibiotics. Poultry Sci 84 (Suppl 1):79.

Jacob, J. 2005. A tool for training 4-H poultry judging team – an interactive CD-ROM. Poultry Sci 84 (Suppl 1):65.

Jacob, J.P. 2005.  Alternative feedstuffs for organic poultry. Presented at the Midwest Poultry Federation Convention in the Organic/Free-range poultry session.  Published in the proceedings distributed at the convention. Pages 158-164.

Jacob, J.P. 2004.  National Poultry Extension Workshop: How should extension support natural/organic/niche markets? Presented at the PSA/ADSA/ASAS joint meeting, July 2004. Proceedings handed out at the workshop. Pages 91-92.

Jacob, J.P. 2002. Nutrition for alternative poultry production. Presented at the MN Nutrition Conference, September 2002. Pages 183-190.


EXTENSION PUBLICATIONS

4-H Poultry

Poultry judging contest

Evaluating egg laying hens

Giving oral reasons

Grading ready-to-cook poultry

Grading eggs

Egg preparation demonstrations

Chicken/Turkey barbecue project

Chicken and Turkey barbecue contests

Chick development

Wally Cat poster for kids on safe handling of chicks (University of Kentucky)

 Avian anatomy and physiology

 Digestive system

 Respiratory system

 Reproductive system - female

 Reproductive system - male

 Skeletal system

 Muscle system

Small flocks

Housing

Making a hoop-pen

Management

So you want to produce your own eggs?

Selecting the right chicken breed

Selecting the right duck breed

Selecting the right goose breed

Selecting the right turkey variety

How much will my chickens eat?

Why have my hens stopped laying?

Evaluating egg laying hens (for level of egg production)

Troubleshooting problems with a small flock

Raising guinea fowl

Processing chickens

Reading a feed tag

Health

Common external parasites of poultry

Business

Producer liability

Proper handling and transport of eggs for sale at Kentucky farmers' markets