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Profiles

Prof Peter Brooks

Visiting Professor

Faculty of Science & Engineering (NC)

Role

Head of School

Professor of Animal Production

Qualifications

1967 B.Sc. (Hons.) Animal Production Class 1.1 (Nottingham).

1970 Ph.D. Agriculture (Nottingham).

1991 Personal Chair in Animal Production.

Career Resume:

2005- Head of Schhol of Biological Sciences
2003-2005 Associate Head of School Research
2001-2003 Head of Research, Faculty of Land, Food and Leisure

1997-2001 Research Professor in Animal Production

1993-1997 Head of Research and Associate Dean

Additionally 1995-1997 Director Food Technology Centre

Additionally 1994 Acting Dean

1974-1993 Head of Agriculture Department

1972-1974 Lecturer, Seale-Hayne College.

1970-1972 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nottingham University.

Professional membership

Member of the British Society of Animal Science

Teaching interests

Nutrition of monogastic animals.

Feed formulation and legislation.

Research project management and communication.

Animal product quality and safety.

Research interests

Nutrition and production of monogastric animals currently: -

Effect of liquid feeding on performance and behaviour of pigs

Effect of prebiotics, probiotics and fermented feeds on gut health of pigs and chickens

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Completed PhDs.

COOPER, R.A. (1982) Reading University - Joint Supervisor

SIMMINS, P.H. (1985) C.N.A.A. - Director of Studies, Plymouth Polytechnic.

GILL, B.P. (1989) C.N.A.A - Director of Studies, Polytechnic South-West.

BARBER, J. (1992) Second Supervisor, University of Plymouth.

AUSTIN, S. (1994) Second Supervisor, University of Plymouth.

MORRIS, P. (1995) Second Supervisor, University of Plymouth.

GEARY, T. (1997) Director of Studies, University of Plymouth.

BURKE, J. (1998) Director of Studies, University of Plymouth.

HODGKISS, N. (1998) Second Supervisor, University of Plymouth.

BEAL, J. (1999) Director of Studies, University of Plymouth.

MORAN, C. (2001) Director of Studies, University of Plymouth.

DEMECKOVÁ, V. (2003) Director of Studies, University of Plymouth.

L’ANSON(nee WHITTAKER), K. (2003) External Supervisor, University of New England, Armidale.

Completed MPhil.’s

LANE, R.(2003) Second Supervisor, University of Plymouth.

WINKLER, B (2005) Second Supervisor, University of Plymouth
TSOURGAINNIS, C A (2006) Director of Studies, University of Plymouth

Grants & contracts

£13,744. The effect of Bactocell on the performance of liquid fed grow-finish pigs. BROOKS, P. H. Lallemand SA. 2003.

£131,279 (to UoP). Liquid feeding: Systems research. GILL, B. P., BROOKS, P. H., WISEMAN, J., HILLMAN, K., PHILLIPS, R. and DALZEIL, B. MLC / DEFRA. 2000.

£14,000. The effect of graded levels of greenwich gold on the performance of growing-finishing pigs. BROOKS Amylum Belgium NV. 1999.

£13,305. Effect of various additives on the performance of growing-finishing pigs. BROOKS, P. H. J Bibby Agriculture Ltd. 1999.

£13,572. The development of a process for the centralized production of fermented liquid feed (FLF) for pigs. BROOKS, P. H. and BEAL, J. D. United Molasses. 1999.

£54,150. Fermented liquid feed (FLF) as an aid to management of the lactating sow and her litter. BROOKS, P. H. Alltech. 1998.

£402,500. Fermented liquid feed for pigs. BROOKS, P. H., CAMPBELL, A. and HUMPHREY, T. J. MAFF, MLC, LFRG. 1998.

£5,080. The effect of regular liquid feeding and feed fermentation on the food intake, food conversion ratio and growth rate of pigs. WARD, G., MILLER, B. and BROOKS, P. Edgar Pye Scholarship. 1998.

£1,922. The effect of different presentation forms on the palatability for growing pigs of water containing pmd 296 10% solution at 40 ppm. BROOKS, P. H. Sandoz Pharmaceuticals. 1997.

£83,120. Hampshire feeding systems: Teaching company scheme. BURNS, R., EDDISON, J. C. and BROOKS, P. H. DTI. 1997.

£11,500. South West Dairy Partnership: Feasability study and business plan. THOMSON, D. J. and BROOKS, P. H. Milk Development Council. 1997.

£8,900. The effect of pmd 296 10% solution with and without the addition of flavouring agents on the palatability of water for growing pigs. BROOKS, P. H. Sandoz Pharmaceuticals. 1996.

£31,268. Modification of liquid diets for pigs. BROOKS, P. H. and CAMPBELL, A. HEFCE Qr. 1996.

£21000. Use of enzymes and inoculants to improve the efficiency of liquid feeding systems for pigs. BROOKS, P. H., CAMPBELL, A. and MORGAN, D. T. Alltech (UK) Ltd. 1996.

£3,000. Flavour testing diets for growing pigs. BROOKS, P. H. Lucas Ingredients Ltd. 1995.

£3,000. Flavour testing diets for growing pigs. BROOKS, P. H. Roche Products Ltd. 1995.

&1,500. Palatability of free choice minerals for dry cows. BROOKS, P. H. Agri Tech. Ltd. 1995.

£10,800. Testing flavours for their ability to maintain the intake of water by growing pigs. BROOKS, P. H. Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 1995.

£21,000. Liquid feeding of weaner pigs: Effect on behaviour and performance. BROOKS, P. H., MORGAN, D. T. and CAMPBELL, A. Finnfeeds International Ltd. 1995.

£12,500. The effects of water medication with tilmicosin aqueous solution on the water and food intake of young pigs. BROOKS, P. H. Elanco Animal Science Research. 1994.

£5,700. The effects of water medication with pleuromutilin aqueous solution on the water and food intake of young pigs. BROOKS, P. H. Sandoz Pharmaceuticals. 1994.

£1,900. The effect of enzyme/inoculant products on the liquefaction, ammonia, hydrogen sulphide and odour emission of pig and cattle manures. BROOKS, P. H. Environmental Services International. 1994.

£6,860. The effect of flavourings on the performance of weaner pigs. BROOKS, P. H. Laboratoires Pancosma SA, France. 1994.

£600. Travel grant to visit university of galway to set up collaborative research on use of enzymes in liquid diets for pigs. BROOKS, P. H. British Council/Forbairt Joint Research Scheme. 1994.

£15,000. Developing alternative farrowing systems for sows. BROOKS, P. H. and BURKE, J. The John Oldacre Trust. 1994.

£200,750. Regional food technology transfer centre. BROOKS, P. H., EBDON, L., MCGILL, A. E. J. and WITTAMORE, K. MAFF. 1994.

£7,500. Assessment of quantity, range and nutritional value of food industry by-products available for feeding to pigs. BROOKS, P. H. and MCGILL, A. E. J. Meat and Livestock Commission. 1994.

£27,084. Testing feed flavour preferences on growing pigs. BROOKS, P. H. Feed Flavours (UK) Ltd. 1993.

£15,000. Improving the utilisation of food industry by-products by pigs. BROOKS, P. H. McT Nutrition Ltd. 1993.

£10,272. The evaluation of a novel oligosaccharide in diets for growing/finishing pigs. BROOKS, P. H. Forum Feeds. 1992.

£24,000. Testing feed flavour preferences on growing pigs. BROOKS, P. H. Feed Flavours (UK) Ltd. 1992.

£11,830. Effect of L-carnitine on the performance of growing/finishing pigs. BROOKS, P. H. Lonza (UK) Ltd. 1992.

£18,000. Behaviour of sows using electronic sow feeders. BROOKS, P. H. and EDDISON, J. C. MAFF Postgraduate studentship. 1991.

£2.000. Evaluation of metabion as a food supplement in growing pigs. BROOKS, P. H. PVA (UK) Ltd. 1990.

£3,500. Evaluation of corn cob meal in diets for grower-finisher pigs. BROOKS, P. H. Pioneer HiBred (UK) Ltd. 1990.

£2,500. Evaluation of nutrasweet in diets and water for newly weaned pigs. BROOKS, P. H. Forum Feeds Ltd. 1990.

PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS (from 1996)

Moran, C. A., Scholten, R. H. J., Tricarico, J. M. T., Brooks, P. H. and Verstegen, M. W. A. 2006. Fermentation of wheat: Effects of backslopping different proportions of pre-fermented wheat on the microbial and chemical composition. Archives of Animal Nutrition, 60, (2) 158-169.

Beal, J. D., Niven, S. J., Brooks, P. H. and Gill, B. P. 2005. Variation in short chain fatty acid and ethanol concentration resulting from the natural fermentation of wheat and barley for inclusion in liquid diets for pigs. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 85, (3) 433-440.

Niven, S. J., Beal, J. D. and Brooks, P. H. 2004. The simultaneous determination of short chain fatty acid, monosaccharides and ethanol in fermented liquid pig diets. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 117, (3-4) 339-345.

Beal, J. D., Niven, S. J., Campbell, A. and Brooks, P. H. 2004. The effect of copper on the death rate of Salmonella typhimurium dt104 : 30 in food substrates acidified with organic acids. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 38, (1) 8-12.

Brooks, P. H., Beal, J. D., Niven, S. J. and Demecková, V. 2003. Liquid feeding of pigs 2: Potential for improving pig health and food safety. Animal Science Papers and Reports, 21, (Supplement 1) 23-39.

Brooks, P. H., Beal, J. D. and Niven, S. J. 2003. Liquid feeding of pigs 1: Potential for reducing environmental impact and for improving productivity. Animal Science Papers and Reports, 21, (Supplement 1) 7-22.

Demecková, V., Kelly, D., Coutts, A. G. P., Brooks, P. H. and Campbell, A. 2002. The effect of fermented liquid feeding on the faecal microbiology and colostrum quality of farrowing sows. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 79, (1-2) 85-97.

Beal, J. D., Niven, S. J., Campbell, A. and Brooks, P. H. 2002. The effect of temperature on the growth and persistence of Salmonella in fermented liquid pig feed. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 79, (1-2) 99-104.

Burke, J., Brooks, P. H., Kirk, J. A. and Eddison, J. C. 2000. Daily food intakes and feeding strategies of sows given food ad libitum and allocated to two different space allowances in a communal farrowing system over parturition and during lactation. Animal Science, 71, 547-559.

Geary, T. M., Beal, J. D., Brooks, P. H. and Campbell, A. 1999. Effect on weaner performance and diet microbiology of feeding a liquid diet acidified to ph 4 with either lactic acid or through fermentation with pediococcus acidilactici. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 79, 633-640.

Brooks, P. H. 1999. Management of the replacement gilt: The 'male effect' thirty years on. The Pig Journal, 43, 92-109.

Hodgkiss, N. J., Eddison, J. C., Brooks, P. H. and Bugg, P. 1998. Assessment of the injuries sustained by pregnant sows housed in groups using electronic feeders. Veterinary Record, 143, 604-607.

Geary, T. M. and Brooks, P. H. 1998. The effect of weaning weight and age on the post-weaning growth performance of piglets fed fermented liquid diets. The Pig Journal, 42, 10-23.

Brooks, P. H. 1998. Effect of nutrition on the composition of depot fat. Polish Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences, 7/48 (S), 100-114.

Brooks, P. H. 1998. Biotin deficiencies can cause hoof problems. Swine Health and Production, 6, (5) 227-228.

Russell, P. J., Geary, T. M., Brooks, P. H. and Campbell, A. 1996. Performance, water use and effluent output of weaner pigs fed ad libitum with either dry pellets or liquid feed and the role of microbial activity in the liquid feed. Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture, 72, 8-16.

Geary, T. M., Brooks, P. H., Morgan, D. T., Campbell, A. and Russell, P. J. 1996. Performance of weaner pigs fed ad libitum with liquid feed at different dry matter concentrations. Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture, 72, 17-24.

Brooks, P. H., Geary, T. M., Morgan, D. T. and Campbell, A. 1996. New developments in liquid feeding. The Pig Journal, 36, 43-63.

INVITED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND BOOK CHAPTERS (from 1996)

Brooks, P. H. 2005. Liquid feeding of pigs: implications for pig and human health. In: Seddon, I. (Ed). Proceedings Manitoba Swine Seminar: Sharing ideas and information for efficient pork production. Manitoba Swine Seminar Committee, Winnipeg. pp 79-93.

Brooks, P. H. 2005. Effect of diet on the behaviour and welfare of pigs. In: Seddon, I. (Ed). Proceedings Manitoba Swine Seminar: Sharing ideas and information for efficient pork production. Manitoba Swine Seminar Committee, Winnipeg. pp 31-45.

Brooks, P. H. 2004. Effect of diet on the behaviour and welfare of pigs. Animal Nutrition Association of Canada. Ottowa. 11th-12th May.

Brooks, P. H. 2004. Developments in liquid feeding of pigs. Skiold Echberg Seminar. Skalborg, Denmark. 28th April.

Brooks, P. H. 2004. Invited lecture: Nutrition and group housing of sows. University of Copenhagen. 29th April.

Brooks, P. H. and Tsourgiannis, C. A. 2003. Factors affecting the voluntary feed intake of the weaned pig. In: Pluske, J.R., Le Dividich, J. and Verstegen, M.W.A. (Eds). Weaning the pig: Concepts and consequences. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, The Netherlands. pp 81-116.

Brooks, P. H., Beal, J. D., Demeckova, V. and Niven, S. J. 2003. Keynote lecture: Fermented Liquid Feed (FLF) can reduce the transfer and incidence of Salmonella in pigs. The 5th International Symposium on the Epidemiology and Control of Foodbourne Pathogens in Pork. Hersonissos, Crete. October 1st-4th. pp 21-27.

Brooks, P. H. 2003. Developments in liquid feeding. Skiold-Echberg Pork Production Seminar. La Cours Vej, Denmark. 28th May.

Brooks, P. H. 2003. Probiotics for pigs and beyond. In: van Vuuren, A.M. and Rochet, B. (Eds). Role of probiotics in animal nutrition and their link to the demands of European consumers. ID-Lelystad report 03/0002713. Institute for Animal Health, Lelystad. pp 49-60.

Brooks, P. H. 2003. Liquid feeding of pigs: opportunities for increasing productivity and profitability. Polnet Pig Symposium. Poznan, Poland. September 25th-27th. pp 1-20.

Brooks, P. H. 2003. Liquid feeding as a means to promote pig health. In: Murphy, J.M. and de Lange, C.F.M. (Eds). Proceedings of the 3rd London swine conference: maintaining your competitive edge. London Swine Conference, London, Ontario. pp 83-103.

Brooks, P. H. 2003. Group housing of sows - the European experience. In: Murphy, J.M. and de Lange, C.F.M. (Eds). Proceedings of the 3rd London swine conference: maintaining your competitive edge. London Swine Conference, London, Ontario. pp 37-60.

Brooks, P. H. 2002. New developments in liquid feeding for pigs. Grand Valley Fortifiers. Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. Grand Valley Fortifiers. 12th June.

Brooks, P. H., Moran, C. A., Beal, J. D., Demecková, V. and Campbell, A. 2001. Liquid feeding for the young piglet. In: Varley, M.A. and Wiseman, J. (Eds). The weaner pig: Nutrition and management. CABI Publishing, Wallingford. pp 153-178.

Brooks, P. H., Beal, J. D. and Niven, S. J. 2001. Liquid feeding for pigs: potential for reducing environmental impact and for improving productivity and food safety. In: Corbett, J.L. (Ed). Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia, Volume 13. University of New England, Armidale, Australia. pp 49-63.

Brooks, P. H. 2001. Liquid feeding systems for healthy pigs. Greenwich Gold Seminar. London. Tate & Lyle. 22 November. pp 8.

Brooks, P. H., Moran, C. A., Beal, J. D., Demkova, V. and Campbell, A. 2000. Liquid feeding for the young piglet. BSAS Occasional Meeting: The weaner pig. Nottingham. 5-7 September.

Brooks, P. H. 2000. Water provision. In: Close, W.H. and Cole, D.J.A. (Eds). Nutrition of sows and boars. Nottingham University Press, Nottingham. pp 159-179.

Brooks, P. H. 2000. Recent developments in swine nutrition. Provimi Symposium; 'Our Industry in the 21st Century'. Larnaca, Cyprus. 6-7th April. pp 8.

Brooks, P. H. 2000. Fermented liquid feed for pigs: Potential and problems. National Pig and Poultry Fair. Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. pp 10th and 11th May.

Brooks, P. H., Moran, C. and Beal, J. D. 1999. Liquid feeding of pigs:potential for reducing environmental impact and for improving productivity and food safety. Alltech's 15th annual Biotechnology in the Feed Industry symposium. Lexington, Kentucky. 1st-5th May.

Brooks, P. H., Moran, C. and Beal, J. D. 1999. Liquid feeding of pigs: potential for reducing environmental impact and for improving productivity and food safety. In: Lyons, T.P. and Jacques, K.A. (Eds). Biotechnology in the feed industry: Proceedings of Alltech's 15th annual symposium. Nottingham University Press, Nottingham, England. pp 111-129.

Brooks, P. H. 1999. The potential of liquid feeding systems. The 1st Annual Turtle Lake Pig Science Conference. Turtle Lake, Minnesota UK. 30th April-1st May.

Brooks, P. H. 1999. The potential of liquid feeding systems. In: Lyons, T.P. and Cole, D.J.A. (Eds). Concepts in pig science. Nottingham University Press, Nottingham. pp 81-98.

Brooks, P. H. 1999. Water - quantity, quality and quandries. Omega Nutrition Seminar. Fairmont, Minnesota, USA. 6th May. pp 8.

Brooks, P. H. 1999. Potential of fermented liquid feed (FLF) for pigs. European Pig Research Discussion Group. Amsterdam, Holland. 9th March. pp 7.

Brooks, P. H. 1999. Sources of by-product protein and their utilisation. NuTec Nutrition Conference. Lea Marston Conference Centre. 24th February. pp 7.

Brooks, P. H. and Campbell, A. 1998. English experiences with fermented liquid feed. Landsudvalget for svin; Feeding Symposium. Copenhagen. Danske Slagterier. 19th May.

Brooks, P. H. and Burke, J. 1998. Behaviour of sows and piglets during lactation. In: Verstegen, M., Schrama, J. and Maughan, P. (Eds). Lactation in the sow. Wageningen Pers, Wageningen. pp 299-336.

Brooks, P. H. 1998. Potential of fermented liquid feed (FLF) for pigs. European Co-operative Feed Companies Workshop. 'de Schothorst', Lelystad, The Netherlands. 22-23 October. pp 11.

Brooks, P. H. 1998. Effect of nutrition on the composition of depot fat. IIIrd International Conference "The influence of genetic and non genetic traits on carcass and meat quality of pigs". Siedlce, Poland. 23-24 November.

Brooks, P. H. 1998. Management of the replacement gilt: The 'male effect' thirty years on. Pig Veterinary Society. Breadsall Priory, Morley, Nr Derby. 12-13 November. pp 16.

Brooks, P. H. 1998. Group housing of sows: Effects on performance and management. 1st International Symposium on Pig Production. Universidade de Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Villa Real, Portugal. 26th-27th March. pp 12.

Brooks, P. H. 1998. Fermented Liquid Feed (FLF) for weaned piglets. In: van Arendonk, J.A.M., Ducrocq, V., van der Honing, Y., Madec, F., van der Lende, T., Puller, D., Folch, J., Fernandez, E.W. and Bruns, E.W. (Eds). Book of Abstracts of the 49th Meeting of the European Association of Animal Production. Warsaw 24th-29th August. Wageningen Pers, Wageningen. pp 262 (abs).

Brooks, P. H. 1997. Water - Importance to all stages of growth. Victoria Pig Consultants Group. Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. 11th August.

Brooks, P. H. 1997. Wet feeding systems - advantages and shortcomings. Bunge Meats Industries, Management seminar. Corowa, New South Wales, Australia. 13th August.

Brooks, P. H. 1997. Developments in liquid feeding weaner pigs. Bunge Meats Industries,Technical Managers Meeting. Huntley, Victoria, Australia. 12th August.

Brooks, P. H. 1997. Water the forgotten nutrient. Dalgety Pig Specialists Meeting. Usk College, Gwent, Wales. 26th November.

Brooks, P. H. 1997. Additives in animal feed. Biological issues in agriculture symposium. University of Plymouth, Seale-Hayne. Institute of Biology. 22nd November.

Brooks, P. H. 1997. Group housing of gestating sows. Nedap BV, R&D Group Meeting. Hengelo, Holland. 17th November.

Brooks, P. H. 1997. Group housing of sows in England in relation to the legislation. Nedap Workshop: Group housing of sows in relation to welfare. Rijksweg, The Netherlands. 5th February.

Brooks, P. H. 1997. Developments in Quality Assurance schemes in the UK. Farmrite Nutrition Seminar. Mitchell, Ontario, Canada. 18th April.

Brooks, P. H. 1997. Profiting from giving pigs more water. Ontario Liquid Feeders Group. Mitchell, Ontario. Canada. 17th April.

Brooks, P. H., Geary, T. M., Morgan, T. M. and Campbell, A. 1996. New developments in liquid feeding. FNM Meeting, Liquid Feeding of Pigs. Arnhem, Holland. 17th April. pp 8.

Brooks, P. H. and Geary, T. M. 1996. New developments in liquid feeding. Alltech Nutrition Workshop. Gent, Belgium. Alltech, Netherlands B.V. 25th September. pp 21.

Brooks, P. H. 1996. 'Conception to consumption' - Pigmeat marketing for the new millenium. Professional Swine Management Certification Series - Module VI. Ames, Iowa, USA. Iowa State University. 18th-19th September. pp 26.

Brooks, P. H. 1996. Feeding sows and nursery pigs. Hubbard Milling Co., Swine College Conference. Mankato, Minnesota, USA. 11-12th September. pp 49.

Brooks, P. H. 1996. Consumers and the food chain. REDA Summer Conference. University of Plymouth, Newton Abbot. 2nd September. pp 18.

Brooks, P. H. 1996. Water - the forgotten nutrient. FNM Meeting. Arnhem, Netherlands. 17th April. pp 12.