Merlin Lindemann, Dr.

Professor of Animal and Food Sciences | University of Kentucky

Merlin  Lindemann, Dr.

Merlin Lindemann - Dr. Lindemann received his Ph.D. (1981) from the University of Minnesota; his dissertation was on digestive enzyme development in the young pig. He held a faculty position at Virginia Tech until 1994, then moved to the University of Kentucky where he holds the rank of Professor of Animal and Food Sciences. Dr. Lindemann has lectured in more than 35 countries on a variety of topics related to general swine production and nutrition. Some of his more notable research achievements involve the improved understanding of the folic acid needs of swine for reproduction, the use of clays for alleviating problems with dietary aflatoxins, omega-3 fatty acids, and chromium as well as general mineral nutrition. He has worked in aspects of nutrient/waste management in relation to the environment and diet composition for over 20 years. He is involved in numerous professional societies and on multiple national and international collaborative research projects. He served on the 11th Subcommittee on Swine Nutrition of the National Academy of Sciences to review and revise the Nutrient Requirements of Swine publication that was released in 2012. In 2016 he began service as the Chairman of the National Animal Nutrition Program, a special animal nutrition support program of the USDA/NIFA.