Elizabeth Hines

Elizabeth Hines

  • Assistant Professor of Animal Science
  • Livestock Extension, Swine Specialist
353 ASI Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Swine Production and Management
  • Swine Growth and Development
  • Swine Reproductive Physiology
  • Nutritional Influence on Development
  • Farm Biosecurity
  • Disease Response Preparedness

Education

  • Ph.D., Animal Science, Iowa State University, 2018
  • M.S., Animal Science, Texas Tech University, 2011
  • B.S., Animal Science, Delaware Valley University, 2009

Animal physiology scientist with 10+ years of practical, hands-on experience and training in the swine industry, focused on commercial swine production, research, and education from mating to marketing.

Selected Extension Education

So You Want to Raise Hogs

Reproduction in Swine - Understanding the Estrous Cycle

Disease Prevention on the Farm

Why Are We Worried About Foreign Animal Disease?

Selected Publications and Abstracts

Brownawell, E. Hines, E., Falcone, L., and Gambino, C.D. (July 2021). Understanding Biosecurity Perceptions in Pennsylvania Pig Producers. ASAS Annual Meeting.

Gambino, C.D., Brownawell, E., and Hines, E. (July 2021). Swine Producer Identities: Understanding perceptions of a Good Producer. ASAS Annual Meeting.

Hines, E., & Falcone, L. Demographics & Education Preferences of Pennsylvania Pig Producers. Penn State Extension Annual Conference. [Accepted March 2021].

A. L. Fordyce, E. A. Hines, E. M. Edwards, S. Plaengkaeo, K. J. Stalder, J. D. Colpoys, J. M. Bundy, A. K. Johnson, H. D. Tyler, Measuring birth weight and umbilical cord diameter at birth to predict subsequent performance in swine, Translational Animal Science, txaa214, https://doi.org/10.1093/tas/txaa214

A.R. Loucks, D. M. van Sambeek, Elizabeth A Hines, PSVIII-20 Impact of soybean meal inclusion in late gestation on sow productivity and litter performance, Journal of Animal Science, Volume 98, Issue Supplement_3, November 2020, Pages 222–223, https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skaa054.388

E. A. Hines, M. R. Romoser, Z. E. Kiefer, A. F. Keating, L. H. Baumgard, J. Niemi, N. K. Gabler, J. F. Patience, B. Haberl, N. H. Williams, B. J. Kerr, K. J. Touchette, J. W. Ross, The impact of dietary supplementation of arginine during gestation in a commercial swine herd: I. Gilt reproductive performance, Journal of Animal Science, Volume 97, Issue 9, September 2019, Pages 3617–3625, https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skz233

E. A. Hines, M. R. Romoser, Z. E. Kiefer, A. F. Keating, L. H. Baumgard, J. Niemi, B. Haberl, N. H. Williams, B. J. Kerr, K. J. Touchette, J. W. Ross, The impact of dietary supplementation of arginine during gestation in a commercial swine herd: II. Offspring performance, Journal of Animal Science, Volume 97, Issue 9, September 2019, Pages 3626–3635, https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skz214

E. A. Hines, J. T. Seibert, S. K. Stoakes, K. L. Graves, B. J. Hale, M. Abuajamieh, C. L. Hager, C. Rademacher, L. H. Baumgard, A. F. Keating, J. W. Ross, 334 Evaluation of physiological indicators of heat stress and their association with seasonal infertility in first parity sows, Journal of Animal Science, Volume 94, Issue suppl_2, April 2016, Page 157, https://doi.org/10.2527/msasas2016-334

E. A. Hines, J. D. Coffey, C. W. Starkey, T. K. Chung, J. D. Starkey, Improvement of maternal vitamin D status with 25-hydroxycholecalciferol positively impacts porcine fetal skeletal muscle development and myoblast activity, Journal of Animal Science, Volume 91, Issue 9, September 2013, Pages 4116–4122, https://doi.org/10.2527/jas.2013-6565