Block, Hushton C., Ph.D., P. Ag.

Pasture Systems Research Scientist


Contact Information:

6000 C and E Trail
Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1W1
Telephone: 403-782-8140
Fax: 403-782-6120
Email: hushton.block@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Previous experience with beef cattle nutrition and growth, nutrient requirement model evaluation, and feed evaluation
  • Current activities will relate to pasture systems for beef cattle production

Current Projects:

  • Evaluation of the effect of time of calving on the cow-calf herd
  • Evaluation of forage based finishing methods for beef cattle
  • Evaluation of the productivity of alfalfa and alfalfa-grass pastures including the effects of fertilizer and the persistence of alfalfa with grazing
  • Economic and energy modeling of data from previous systems based research

Affiliations:

  • Canadian Society of Animal Science
  • Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (transferring to Manitoba Institute of Agrologists)

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2014

  • Fitzsimmons, C.J., Muhire, G., Paradis, F., McKeown, L.E., Straathof, C., Block, H.C., Colazo, M.G., Li, C., Yaremcio, B., Basarab, J.A., and Bruce, H.L. (2014). "Pregnant beef heifers categorized by residual feed intake measured in adolescence exhibit differential intake andfeeding behaviors when fed a restricted diet. 2014.", ADSA-ASAS 2014 Joint Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, USA, July 20-24, 2014. (Poster)
  • Mapiye, C., Aalhus, J.L., Vahmani, P., Rolland, D.C., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., McAllister, T.A., Block, H.C., Uttaro, B., Procor, S.D., and Dugan, M.E.R (2014). "Subcutaneous biohydrogenation product profiles of steers fed forage-based diets with sunflower-seed and wheat dried distillers' grains with soubles.", ICoMST, Uruguay, August, 2015. (Abstract)

2013

  • Block, H.C., Durunna, O.N., Robins, C.D., Entz, M.H., Khakbazan, M., and Scott, S.L. (2013). "Effect of rested grazing and alfalfa inclusion in bromegrass pastures on cow-calf productivity.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, O36, pp. 17.
  • Block, H.C., Rosser, C.L., Beattie, A.D., McKinnon, J.J., Lardner, H.A., and Penner, G.B. (2013). "Effect of harvest maturity and crop on forage yield and the productivity weaned beef calves strip-grazing annual swaths.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, O37, pp. 18.
  • Mapiye, C., Turner, T.D., Rolland, D.C., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., McAllister, T.A., Block, H.C., Uttaro, B., Aalhus, J.L., and Dugan, M.E.R (2013). "Beef production and quality of yearling steers fed high-forage diets with flaxseed or sunflower-seed.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, P29, pp. 37. (Poster)
  • Mapiye, C., Turner, T.D., Rolland, D.C., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., McAllister, T.A., Block, H.C., Uttaro, B., Aalhus, J.L., and Dugan, M.E.R (2013). "Composition of biohydrogenation intermediates in intramuscular fat of yearling steers fed forage-based diets with supplemental flaxseed or sunflower-seed.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, P28, pp. 36. (Poster)
  • Mapiye, C., Turner, T.D., Rolland, D.C., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., McAllister, T.A., Block, H.C., Uttaro, B., Aalhus, J.L., and Dugan, M.E.R (2013). "Effects of feeding flaxseed and sunflower seed diets in high forage diets on biohydrogenation intermediates in adipose tissues of yearling steers.", ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, Indianapololis, USA, July 2013. (Abstract)
  • Mapiye, C., Turner, T.D., Rolland, D.C., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., McAllister, T.A., Block, H.C., Uttaro, B., Aalhus, J.L., and Dugan, M.E.R (2013). "Effects of feeding flaxseed or sunflower-seed in high forage diets on biohydrogenation intermediates in adipose tissues of yearling steers.", ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, Indianapololis, USA, July 2013. (Abstract)
  • Rosser, C.L., Beattie, A.D., Block, H.C., McKinnon, J.J., Lardner, H.A., and Penner, G.B. (2013). "Effect of Harvest Maturity of Whole-Crop Oat (Avena spp.) on Forage Intake, Rumen Fermentation and Total Tract Digestibility.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, O03-GS, pp. 4.
  • Straathof, C., Paradis, F., Block, H.C., Colazo, M.G., Yaremcio, B., Li, C., Bruce, H.L., and Fitzsimmons, C.J. (2013). "Investigating RFI and diet interactions on ADG, body weight, rib and back fat thickness in pregnant Angus heifers.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, P25, pp. 35. (Poster)
  • Turner, T.D., Aalhus, J.L., Mapiye, C., Rolland, D.C., Larsen, I.L., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., McAllister, T.A., Block, H.C., Uttaro, B., and Dugan, M.E.R (2013). "Enriching hamburger with PUFA biohydrogenation products by supplementing steers fed high forage diets with either flaxseed or sunflower seed: Effects of adipose tissue source on palatability and fatty acid composition.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, P20, pp. 32. (Poster)
  • Turner, T.D., Mapiye, C., Rolland, D.C., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., McAllister, T.A., Block, H.C., Uttaro, B., Lopez-Campos, O., López-Campos, Ó., Aalhus, J.L., and Dugan, F.M. (2013). "Inclusion of perirenal fat to enhance the bioactive fatty acid content of hamburger.", 2013, Banff, Alberta, Canada, June 18-20, 2013.

2012

  • Badea, A., Block, H.C., Iwaasa, A.D., McLeod, G.J., and Therrien, M.C. (2012). "An innovative approach in extended swath-grazing waxy forage barley.", 7th Canadian Barley Symposium, Calgary, AB, Canada, July 8-10, 2012, pp. 32. (Poster)
  • Mapiye, C., Dugan, M.E.R, Turner, T.D., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., McAllister, T.A., Block, H.C., and Aalhus, J.L. (2012). "Relationships of trans-18:1 isomers between red blood cells and beef tissues in steers fed red clover silage with/without flaxseed.", 58th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Montreal, Canada, August 12-17, 2012.
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