Juárez, Manuel, MVSc, MBA, PhD

Livestock Phenomics Scientist


Contact Information:

6000 C&E Trail
Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1W1
Telephone: 403-782-8118
Fax: 403-782-6120
Email: manuel.juarez@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Livestock Phenomics
  • Beef quality
  • Pork quality
  • Sheep and goat meat quality
  • Fatty acids

Current Projects:

  • Optimizing Canadian pork quality through integrated management strategies

Affiliations:

  • MERAGEM Research Group
  • Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Animal Science (Meat science)

Research Publications:

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

2015

  • Avilés, C., Peña, F., Polvillo, O., Barahona, M., Campo, M.M., Sañudo, C., Juárez, M., Horcada, A., Alcalde, M.J., and Molina, A.C.T. (2015). "Association between functional candidate genes and organoleptic meat traits in intensively-fed beef.", Meat Science, 107, pp. 33-38. doi : 10.1016/j.meatsci.2015.04.005
  • Avilés, C., Polvillo, O., Peña, F., Horcada, A., Juárez, M., and Molina, A. (2015). "Association Study Between a SNP in Bovine SCD1 Gene with Fatty Acid Composition in a Spanish Commercial Population Fed with Two Different Diets.", Animal Biotechnology, 26(1), pp. 40-44. doi : 10.1080/10495398.2014.880712
  • Prieto, N., Swift, M.-L., Summerfelt, S.T., Juárez, M., Zijlstra, R.T., and Aalhus, J.L. (2015). "A Feasibility Study on the Use of Near Infrared Spectroscopy for the Authentication of Depurated Salmon Fillets.", Food and Analytical Methods. doi : 10.1007/s12161-015-0168-9

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2015

  • López-Campos, Ó., Aalhus, J.L., Prieto, N., Larsen, I.L., Juárez, M., and Basarab, J.A. (2015). "Chronological vs. physiological age indicators in beef cattle: Effects of the production system and growth promotants.", Meat Science, 99, pp. 146. doi : 10.1016/j.meatsci.2014.07.013 (Abstract)
  • López-Campos, Ó., Larsen, I.L., Prieto, N., Juárez, M., and Aalhus, J.L. (2015). "Using Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry technology for rapid and non-invasive fat and lean predictions in beef carcasses.", Meat Science, 99, pp. 144. doi : 10.1016/j.meatsci.2014.07.015 (Abstract)
  • Prieto, N., Juárez, M., Zijlstra, R.T., López-Campos, Ó., and Aalhus, J.L. (2015). "Rapid authentication of enhanced quality pork by visible and near infrared spectroscopy.", Meat Science, 99, pp. 149. doi : 10.1016/j.meatsci.2014.07.010 (Abstract)

2014

  • Davidson, J., Schrader, K., Swift, B., Ruan, E.D., Aalhus, J.L., Juárez, M., Good, C., Wolters, W., Burr, G., and Summerfelt, S.T. (2014). "Evaluating standard operating procedures to mitigate off-flavor from atlantic salmon salmo salar cultured in a semi-commercial scale recirculating aquaculture system.", 10th International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 22-24, 2014. (Abstract)
  • López-Campos, Ó., Aalhus, J.L., Larsen, I.L., Prieto, N., and Juárez, M. (2014). "Using Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry for a rapid, non-invasive carcass fat and lean predictions in beef carcasses.", AMSA 67th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) Processed Meats Symposium, June, 2014. (Abstract)
  • López-Campos, Ó., Aalhus, J.L., Prieto, N., Larsen, I.L., Juárez, M., and Basarab, J.A. (2014). "Chronological vs. physiological age indicators in beef cattle: Effects of the production system and growth promotants.", Canadian Meat Council's 94th Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 7-9, 2014. (Abstract)
  • López-Campos, Ó., Aalhus, J.L., Prieto, N., Larsen, I.L., Juárez, M., and Basarab, J.A. (2014). "Effects of production system and growth promotants on the physiological maturity scores in steers.", 2014, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 7-9, 2014. (Abstract)
  • López-Campos, Ó., Aalhus, J.L., Prieto, N., Larsen, I.L., Juárez, M., and Basarab, J.A. (2014). "Effects of production system and growth promotants on the physiological maturity scores in steers.", 60th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Punta Del Este, Uruguay, August 17-22, 2014. (Abstract)
  • López-Campos, Ó., Larsen, I.L., Prieto, N., Juárez, M., and Aalhus, J.L. (2014). "Using Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry technology for rapid and non-invasive fat and lean predictions in beef carcasses.", Canadian Meat Council's 94th Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 7-9, 2014. (Abstract)
  • López-Campos, Ó., Larsen, I.L., Prieto, N., Juárez, M., and Aalhus, J.L. (2014). "Using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry for a rapid, non-invasive carcass fat and lean prediction in beef.", 60th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Punta Del Este, Uruguay, August 17-22, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Prieto, N., Aalhus, J.L., López-Campos, Ó., Zijlstra, R.T., and Juárez, M. (2014). "Discrimination of beef dark cutters and enhanced quality pork using visible and near infrared spectroscopy.", AMSA 67th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) Processed Meats Symposium, June, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Prieto, N., Juárez, M., Swift, M.-L., Summerfelt, S.T., Zijlstra, R.T., and Aalhus, J.L. (2014). "Authentication of depurated salmon fillets by near infrared spectroscopy.", 60th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Punta Del Este, Uruguay, August 17-22, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Prieto, N., Juárez, M., Zijlstra, R.T., López-Campos, Ó., and Aalhus, J.L. (2014). "Rapid authentication of enhanced quality pork by visible and near infrared spectroscopy.", 60th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Punta Del Este, Uruguay, August 17-22, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Prieto, N., Juárez, M., Zijlstra, R.T., López-Campos, Ó., and Aalhus, J.L. (2014). "Rapid authentication of enhanced quality pork by visible and near infrared spectroscopy.", Canadian Meat Council's 94th Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 7-9, 2014, Poster. (Abstract)
  • Ruan, E.D., Aalhus, J.L., and Juárez, M. (2014). "Determination of malonaldehyde in meat by stir bar sorptive extraction and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.", 60th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Punta Del Este, Uruguay, August 17-22, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Soladoye, O.P., Juárez, M., Shand, P.J., Dugan, M.E.R, Uttaro, B., López-Campos, Ó., Prieto, N., Zhang, H.M., Larsen, I.L., and Aalhus, J.L. (2014). "Effects of selected pre- and post-slaughter factors on pork carcass quality traits.", 2014 Banff Pork Seminar, Banff, Alberta, Canada. (Abstract)
  • Zhang, H.M., Aalhus, J.L., Larsen, I.L., Dugan, M.E.R, Uttaro, B., López-Campos, Ó., Prieto, N., Soladoye, O.P., Ye, J., and Juárez, M. (2014). "Optimizing Canadian pork chemical composition and eating quality through integrated management strategies.", 2014 Banff Pork Seminar, Banff, Alberta, Canada. (Abstract)
  • Zhang, H.M., Aalhus, J.L., Rodas-Gonzalez, A., Larsen, I.L., Ye, J., and Juárez, M. (2014). "Effects of niche-market genotypes on pig performance traits.", 2014 Banff Pork Seminar, Banff, Alberta, Canada. (Abstract)

2013

  • Aalhus, J.L. and Juárez, M. (2013). "National Beef Quality Satisfaction Survey 2001-2011. Objective Tenderness. On-line Webinar."
  • Aalhus, J.L., Basarab, J.A., Larsen, I.L., López-Campos, Ó., Dugan, M.E.R, Prieto, N., Uttaro, B., Schaefer, A.L., Cook, N.J., Plastow, G., Li, C., Calkins, C.R., and Juárez, M. (2013). "The Phenomic Challenge – Integrating performance, carcass and meat quality data with genomics.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, O44, pp. 20.
  • Aalhus, J.L., López-Campos, Ó., Prieto, N., Rodas-Gonzalez, A., Dugan, M.E.R, Uttaro, B., Juárez, M., and Juarez, M. (2013). "Meat quality and improving carcass value.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013. (Abstract)
  • Avilés, C., Juárez, M., Larsen, I.L., Rodas-González, A.R., and Aalhus, J.L. (2013). "Effect of multiple vacuum packs on colour development and stability in beef steaks.", 93rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Meat Council, Banff, AB, Canada, May 29-31, 2013, pp. 14.
  • Davidson, J., Schrader, K., Swift, B., Ruan, E.D., Aalhus, J.L., Juárez, M., Good, C., Wolters, W., Burr, G., and Summerfelt, S.T. (2013). "Evaluation of depuration procedures to mitigate off-flavor from harvest size atlantic salmon salmo salar cultured in a land-based recirculating aquaculture system.", 2013 Aquaculture Meeting. (Abstract)
  • Ding, C., Juárez, M., Larsen, I.L., Swift, B., Fukui, S., McKenzie, P., Ye, J., and Aalhus, J.L. (2013). "Canadian Atlantic salmon quality characteristics.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, P33, pp. 38. (Poster)
  • López-Campos, Ó., Aalhus, J.L., Prieto, N., Juárez, M., and Delaloye, C. (2013). "Six year trends in Canadian Bison Carcass Quality.", 93rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Meat Council, Banff, AB, Canada, May 29-31, 2013, pp. 7.
  • López-Campos, Ó., Larsen, I.L., Prieto, N., Juárez, M., and Aalhus, J.L. (2013). "Preliminary evaluation of the dual energy X-ray absorptiometry to assess intramuscular fat from the Longissimus thoracis muscle of beef.", 59th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST2013), Izmir, Turkey, August 18-23, 2013, pp. 114. (Poster)
  • Rodas-González, A.R., Galbraith, J., Uttaro, B., López-Campos, Ó., Juárez, M., Siegel, D., and Aalhus, J.L. (2013). "Effects of electrical stimulation and nitrite film packaging on colour stability of bison steaks and ground meat.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, #1042, P30, pp. 37. (Poster)
  • Rodas-González, A.R., López-Campos, Ó., Galbraith, J., Uttaro, B., Juárez, M., and Aalhus, J.L. (2013). "Effects of electrical stimulation on meat quality of Bison strip-loin steaks.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, #1050, P31, pp. 37. (Poster)
  • Zhang, H., Aalhus, J.L., Larsen, I.L., Nelson, S.D., Ye, J., and Juárez, M. (2013). "Effects of niche-market genotypes on pig performance traits.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013, P10, pp. 28. (Poster)

2012

  • Juárez, M., Klassen, M.D., Larsen, I.L., and Aalhus, J.L. (2012). "Canadian Beef Tenderness Survey 2001-2011.", 58th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Hilton Montréal Bonaventure, Montréal, QC, Canada, August 12-17, 2012, pp. 4, QUALITYP-31.
  • Juárez, M., Larsen, I.L., Thacker, R., Costello, F., Burbidge-Boyd, C., Croken, G., and Aalhus, J.L. (2012). National Beef Quality Satisfaction Survey 2001-2011. Objective Tenderness. Final Report to CCA-Beef Science Council (BCRC). (Report)
  • López-Campos, Ó., Aalhus, J.L., Uttaro, B., Dugan, M.E.R, and Juárez, M. (2012). "Ten year trends in the Canadian Beef Quality and Lean Meat Yield Grades.", Canadian Meat Science Association Newsletter, 2012(June), pp. 22. (Newsletter)
  • López-Campos, Ó., Aalhus, J.L., Uttaro, B., Dugan, M.E.R, and Juárez, M. (2012). "Ten year trends in the Canadian Beef Quality and Lean Meat Yield Grades.", Canadian Meat Science Association (CMSA) and Canadian Meat Council (CMC) 2012 Annual Conference and Technical Symposium, Québec City, QC, Canada, May 29-June 1, 2012, pp. 9. (Abstract)
  • López-Campos, Ó., Juárez, M., Baron, V.S., Aalhus, J.L., Okine, E.K., Haugen-Kozyra, K., and Basarab, J.A. (2012). "Reducing age at harvest: toward maximizing efficiency in beef production.", 58th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Hilton Montréal Bonaventure, Montréal, QC, Canada, August 12-17, 2012, Paper 326.
  • Mapiye, C., Dugan, M.E.R, Juárez, M., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., Turner, T.D., Yang, X.Q., Aldai, N., and Aalhus, J.L. (2012). "Effect of vitamin E inclusion on trans-18:1 isomers in subcutaneous fat of steers fed a high-barley grain diet.", ADSA-AMPA-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS 2012 Joint Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency, Phoenix, AZ, USA, July 15-19, 2012.
  • Prieto, N., López-Campos, Ó., Juárez, M., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and Uttaro, B. (2012). "Potential of near infrared spectroscopy to estimate meat quality attributes from cattle fed sunflower or flaxseed.", 58th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Hilton Montréal Bonaventure, Montréal, QC, Canada, August 12-17, 2012, Paper 223.
  • Prieto, N., López-Campos, Ó., Juárez, M., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and Uttaro, B. (2012). "Using near infrared spectroscopy to estimate meat quality attributes from cattle fed sunflower or flaxseed.", Canadian Meat Science Association Newsletter(June 2012), pp. 22. (Newsletter)
  • Prieto, N., López-Campos, Ó., Juárez, M., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and Uttaro, B. (2012). "Using near infrared spectroscopy to estimate meat quality attributes from cattle fed sunflower or flaxseed.", Canadian Meat Science Association (CMSA) and Canadian Meat Council (CMC) 2012 Annual Conference and Technical Symposium, Québec City, QC, Canada, May 29-June 1, 2012, pp. 11. (Abstract)

2011

  • Aalhus, J.L., Gariépy, C., Basarab, J.A., Dugan, M.E.R, Fitzsimmons, C.J., Caine, W.R., Uttaro, B., and Juárez, M. (2011). "Optimizing Canadian pork quality through integrated management strategies.", 40th Banff Pork Seminar 2011, Banff Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, January 18-21, 2011.
  • Juárez, M., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., López-Campos, Ó., Valera, M., and Aalhus, J.L. (2011). "Ante- and post-mortem factors affecting Canadian beef: Relative contribution ot carcass and meat quality.", Livestock Gentec's 2nd Annual Conference: Addressing the Gap Between Discovery and Profitable Adoption, Edmonton, AB, Canada, October 19-20, 2011.
  • Juárez, M., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., López-Campos, Ó., Valera, M., and Aalhus, J.L. (2011). "Relative contribution of ante- and post-mortem factors to Canadian beef carcass and meat quality.", 57th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Ghent, Belgium, August 7-12, 2011, P 318.
  • Juárez, M., Dugan, M.E.R, Larsen, I.L., Gibson, L.L., and Aalhus, J.L. (2011). "Omega-3 pork: Meat quality challenges to a value added opportunity.", 41st Banff Pork Seminar, Banff Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, January 17-21, 2012, Advances in Pork Production Volume 23, Abstract No. 30.
  • López-Campos, Ó., Juárez, M., Larsen, I.L., Aalhus, J.L., Uttaro, B., Robertson, W.M., and Basarab, J.A. (2011). "Effect of production system and implant strategies on steer maturity and carcass characteristics.", Canadian Meat Science Association Annual Meeting, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-6, 2011, published in 2011 Annual Meeting Poster Session Abstracts, pp. 18. (Poster)
  • López-Campos, Ó., Robertson, W.M., Aalhus, J.L., Larsen, I.L., Baron, V.S., Juárez, M., Uttaro, B., Okine, E.K., and Basarab, J.A. (2011). "Effect of production system and implant strategies on steer performance and carcass traits.", Canadian Meat Science Association Annual Meeting, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-6, 2011, published in 2011 Annual Meeting Poster Session Abstracts, pp. 17. (Poster)
  • Nassu, R.T., Dugan, M.E.R, Juárez, M., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., and Aalhus, J.L. (2011). "Beef quality of animals fed different levels of vitamin E.", 57th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Ghent, Belgium, August 7-12, 2011.
  • Nassu, R.T., Uttaro, B., Aalhus, J.L., Zawadski, S.M., Juárez, M., and Dugan, M.E.R (2011). "Effect of packaging in the colour of beef with different α-tocopherol levels.", 57th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Ghent, Belgium, August 7-12, 2011.
  • Peethambaran, K., Aalhus, J.L., Juárez, M., Larsen, D.P., Dugan, M.E.R, and Bruce, H.L. (2011). "The use of sugars in high omega-3 processed pork products.", 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-5, 2011.
  • Peethambaran, K., Aalhus, J.L., Juárez, M., Larsen, I.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and Bruce, H.L. (2011). "Effects of addition of sugars in pork meat rich in omega 3 fatty acids on oxidative stability.", 40th Banff Pork Seminar 2011, Banff Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, January 18-21, 2011, Advances in Pork Production Volume 22, Abstract No. 28.
  • Peethambaran, K., Aalhus, J.L., Juárez, M., Larsen, I.L., Dugan, M.E.R, and Bruce, H.L. (2011). "Improving the oxidative stability of omega-3 enriched pork.", 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-5, 2011.

2010

  • Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., Beaulieu, A.D., Patience, J.F., Zijlstra, R.T., Juárez, M., and Aldai, N. (2010). "The accumulation of total omega-3 fatty acids in muscle, primal and commercial cuts when feeding different levels of flax.", 39th Banff Pork Seminar: New Process, New Product, New Policy, Banff, AB, Canada, January 19-22, 2010. (Abstract)
  • Juárez, M. and Horcada, A. (2010). "Sheep meat production in Andalusia.", in Horcada, A. (ed.) - Meat production in Andalusia, Junta de Andalucía, Consejería de Agricultura y Pesca, Sevilla, Spain, pp. 297-316.
  • Juárez, M., Caine, W.R., Dugan, M.E.R, Hidiroglou, N., Larsen, I.L., Uttaro, B., and Aalhus, J.L. (2010). "Effects of dry-ageing on pork quality.", 56th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Jeju, South Korea, August 15-20, 2010.
  • Juárez, M., Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., Aldai, N., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., and McAllister, T.A. (2010). "Effects of dietary flax and Vitamin E on beef intramuscular fat concentration of biohydrogenation products.", 56th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Jeju, South Korea, August 15-20, 2010.
  • Juárez, M., Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., Aldai, N., Basarab, J.A., Baron, V.S., and McAllister, T.A. (2010). "Effects of dietary flax and vitamin E on beef quality in feedlot cattle.", 90th Annual Conference of the Canadian Meat Council, Fairmont Empress Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC, Canada, May 5-7, 2010. (Abstract)
  • Nassu, R.T., Dugan, M.E.R, Aalhus, J.L., Beaulieu, A.D., Patience, J.F., Zijlstra, R.T., Juárez, M., and Aldai, N. (2010). "Omega-3 fatty acids in pork products from animals fed different levels of flax.", 90th Annual Conference of the Canadian Meat Council, Fairmont Empress Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC, Canada, May 5-7, 2010. (Abstract)
  • Nassu, R.T., Juárez, M., Dugan, M.E.R, Aldai, N., Aalhus, J.L., Patience, J.F., Zijlstra, R.T., and Beaulieu, A.D. (2010). "Sensory analysis and fatty acid composition of omega-3 enriched pork meat and ground patties.", 2010 Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology (CIFST) and AAFC Conference, Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, May 30-June 1, 2010. (Abstract)
  • Valera, M., Gómez, M.D., Alzaga, E., and Juárez, M. (2010). "Horse meat production in Andalusia.", in Horcada, A. (ed.) - Meat production in Andalusia, Junta de Andalucía, Consejería de Agricultura y Pesca, Sevilla, Spain, pp. 397-430.

2009

  • Aalhus, J.L., Juárez, M., Aldai, N., Uttaro, B., and Dugan, M.E.R (2009). "Meat preparation and eating quality.", 55th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Copenhagen, Denmark, August 9-13, 2009, pp. 1058-1063.
  • Horcada, A., Alcalde, M.J., Valera, M., Juárez, M., Polvillo, O., and Criado, N. (2009). "Interactive area for the development of activities linked to teaching Animal Products.", - University Innovation Experiences. Book 1, Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación, Vicerrectorado de Docencia, University of Seville, Spain, pp. 401-409.
  • Juárez, M., Caine, W.R., Aalhus, J.L., Dugan, M.E.R, Hidiroglou, N., and Uttaro, B. (2009). "Effects of dry-ageing on pork quality of vitamin E enhanced loins.", ADSA-CSAS-ASAS 2009 Joint Annual Meeting, Montréal Convention Center, Montréal, QC, Canada, July 12-16, 2009, Published in: Journal of Animal Science, 87(E-Suppl. 2), pp. 56 (#M172). (Abstract)
  • Juárez, M., Caine, W.R., Aalhus, J.L., Robertson, W.M., and Dugan, M.E.R (2009). "Enhancing pork loin quality attributes through genotype, chilling method and ageing time.", ADSA-CSAS-ASAS 2009 Joint Annual Meeting, Montréal Convention Center, Montréal, QC, Canada, July 12-16, 2009. (Abstract)