Dr. Pete Lammers is an Assistant Professor of Animal Science in the UW–Platteville School of Agriculture. His primary teaching responsibilities include multiple courses in animal nutrition—Animal Nutrition, Feeds and Feeding, Ruminant Nutrition, and Nonruminant Nutrition. Dr. Lammers also advises students and regularly involves students in undergraduate research projects.
Pete was raised near Johnsburg, MN on a farrow-to-finish pig farm. He earned a B.S. from UW-River Falls and a M.S. and Ph.D. from Iowa State University with majors in Animal Science and Sustainable Agriculture. His graduate work revolved around swine nutrition and management with emphasis on the flow of energy and nutrients within crop and livestock systems. Prior to joining the faculty at UW-Platteville in 2015, Dr. Lammers taught Animal Science courses at Berea College, Berea, KY; Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and Illinois State University, Normal, IL. He has also worked with farmers or lead agricultural courses in Ecuador, Mongolia, Ukraine, Uruguay, and Vietnam.
Pete’s research interests include novel feedstuffs for livestock, production of livestock for niche markets, and integrated crop and livestock production systems. He has published 14 peer-reviewed research articles in five different journals as well as numerous Extension factsheets and instructional publications. Pete is the editor of the USPCE Pork Information Gateway’s Small and Beginning Farmer domain and a member of the American Society of Animal Science, Poultry Science Association, the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, and the Wisconsin Pork Producers Association.