Person

Neal Schrick

Professor & Head | Animal Science

Specialization: Beef and Dairy Cattle Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology

Overview

My research focuses primarily on reproductive physiology and endocrinology with emphasis on environmental and management factors related to embryonic/fetal mortality with assisted reproductive technologies, morphology changes in semen quality, and deviations in estrous cyclicity. My teaching focus includes Advanced Reproductive Techniques (ANSC 420) and Beef Management (ANSC 481). My Extension priorities center around the Livestock and Forages Leadership Team and UTBeef.com.

Outreach Focus

Livestock and Forage Leadership Team

Research Focus

Research focuses on reproductive physiology and endocrinology with emphasis related to embryonic/fetal mortality with assisted reproductive technologies, morphology changes in semen, and deviations in estrous cyclicity in cattle.

Research Questions
  • Reproduction in beef and dairy cattle has the largest impact on economic efficiency for our producers. Our research questions focus on causes of embryonic/fetal loss, alterations in semen morphology, and deviations in estrous cyclicity.
Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).
AGNR 512 - Teaching Internship in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Supervised experience in teaching - test preparation and evaluation of agriculture students.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours for MS students and maximum 4 hours for PhD students.

Other Instructors: Essington, Michael E | Edwards, J. Lannett | Beever, Jon | Mathew, Daniel J | Zhao, Yang | Trout Fryxell, Rebecca Tiffany | Rius, Agustin G | Buckley, David S | Duncan, Lori Allison | Chen, Ricky Xuqi

ANSC 395 - Careers in Animal Agriculture
1 credit hour(s)

Preparing students for career opportunities in animal agriculture, including both industry and academic advancement. Topics will include resume preparation, interview skills, internship opportunities, and web-based employment search guides.

Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – sophomore.

Other Instructors: Shanks, Jessy | Kojima, Freddie Naoto

ANSC 461 - Advanced Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Horse, Poultry, Sheep and Swine Judging
1 - 2 credit hours

Specialization in judging; evaluation, selection and presentation of oral reasons for classes of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, and swine.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 labs.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 4 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of department head.

Other Instructors: Johnston, Lacey | Langford, Taylor Andrew

ANSC 482 - Dairy Management
3 credit hour(s)

Integration of principles of nutrition, breeding, physiology, and marketing into complete production and management programs. Structure of industry, enterprise establishment, systems of production, production practices, and herd improvement programs. Alternatives evaluated in terms of production responses and economic returns.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : ANSC 320 and ANSC 330.
(RE) Corequisite(s): ANSC 340 and ANSC 380.

Other Instructors: Rius, Agustin G

ANSC 495 - Ethics in Animal Agriculture
1 credit hour(s)

Discussion and presentations on issues related to ethics in animal research and industry. Topics may include transgenics, cloning, xenotransplantation, animal waste, animal welfare, research ethics, and use of animals in medical research. Satisfies Volunteer Core Requirement: (AOC)
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – senior.

Other Instructors: Johnston, Lacey

Picture of Neal Schrick
250 Brehm Animal Science Building
2506 River Dr
Knoxville, TN 37996-4574
Education and Training
  • PhD, Animal Physiology, Clemson University, 1990
  • MS, Reproductive Biology, Clemson University, 1988
  • BS, Animal Sciences, General, Oklahoma State University, 1985
Responsible Area(s)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources

Neal Schrick

Professor & Head | Animal Science
Picture of Neal Schrick image
250 Brehm Animal Science Building
2506 River Dr
Knoxville, TN 37996-4574
Education and Training
  • PhD, Animal Physiology, Clemson University, 1990
  • MS, Reproductive Biology, Clemson University, 1988
  • BS, Animal Sciences, General, Oklahoma State University, 1985
Responsible Area(s)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
Overview

My research focuses primarily on reproductive physiology and endocrinology with emphasis on environmental and management factors related to embryonic/fetal mortality with assisted reproductive technologies, morphology changes in semen quality, and deviations in estrous cyclicity. My teaching focus includes Advanced Reproductive Techniques (ANSC 420) and Beef Management (ANSC 481). My Extension priorities center around the Livestock and Forages Leadership Team and UTBeef.com.

Outreach Focus

Livestock and Forage Leadership Team

Research Focus

Research focuses on reproductive physiology and endocrinology with emphasis related to embryonic/fetal mortality with assisted reproductive technologies, morphology changes in semen, and deviations in estrous cyclicity in cattle.

Research Questions
  • Reproduction in beef and dairy cattle has the largest impact on economic efficiency for our producers. Our research questions focus on causes of embryonic/fetal loss, alterations in semen morphology, and deviations in estrous cyclicity.
Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).
AGNR 512 - Teaching Internship in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Supervised experience in teaching - test preparation and evaluation of agriculture students.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours for MS students and maximum 4 hours for PhD students.

Other Instructors: Essington, Michael E | Edwards, J. Lannett | Beever, Jon | Mathew, Daniel J | Zhao, Yang | Trout Fryxell, Rebecca Tiffany | Rius, Agustin G | Buckley, David S | Duncan, Lori Allison | Chen, Ricky Xuqi

ANSC 395 - Careers in Animal Agriculture
1 credit hour(s)

Preparing students for career opportunities in animal agriculture, including both industry and academic advancement. Topics will include resume preparation, interview skills, internship opportunities, and web-based employment search guides.

Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – sophomore.

Other Instructors: Shanks, Jessy | Kojima, Freddie Naoto

ANSC 461 - Advanced Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Horse, Poultry, Sheep and Swine Judging
1 - 2 credit hours

Specialization in judging; evaluation, selection and presentation of oral reasons for classes of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, and swine.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 labs.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 4 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of department head.

Other Instructors: Johnston, Lacey | Langford, Taylor Andrew

ANSC 482 - Dairy Management
3 credit hour(s)

Integration of principles of nutrition, breeding, physiology, and marketing into complete production and management programs. Structure of industry, enterprise establishment, systems of production, production practices, and herd improvement programs. Alternatives evaluated in terms of production responses and economic returns.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : ANSC 320 and ANSC 330.
(RE) Corequisite(s): ANSC 340 and ANSC 380.

Other Instructors: Rius, Agustin G

ANSC 495 - Ethics in Animal Agriculture
1 credit hour(s)

Discussion and presentations on issues related to ethics in animal research and industry. Topics may include transgenics, cloning, xenotransplantation, animal waste, animal welfare, research ethics, and use of animals in medical research. Satisfies Volunteer Core Requirement: (AOC)
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – senior.

Other Instructors: Johnston, Lacey