Professor Bob Swick

Professor - School of Environmental and Rural Science

Bob Swick

Phone: +61 2 6773 5126

Email: rswick@une.edu.au

Biography

Bob Swick is a native of the USA. Prior to his current position he lived in Singapore and consulted for the American Soybean Association, Agrenco Bioenergy, Prince Agri Products and ADDCON. He received his PhD in animal nutrition from Oregon State University in 1981and began his career at Monsanto Company working with methionine and feed preservatives. He later became Product Development Manager at Novus International. Bob has published over 250 technical papers, bulletins, reports and journal articles and holds a patent on a novel grain preservation system. His current research interests are in the area of poultry energetics, nutrient metabolism and gut health.

Qualifications

  • BSc Biology, Northern Illinois University
  • MSc Monogastric Animal Nutrition, Oregon State University
  • PhD Animal Nutrition and Toxicology, Oregon State University

Teaching Areas

  • Course coordinator for Applied Animal Nutrition ANUT300/500
  • Co-coordinator into Poultry Feed Science and Technology PLTY302
  • Lectures into Poultry production PLTY 301/501

Research Interests

  • Net energy of poultry feedstuffs
  • Poultry gut health
  • Nutritional and metabolic evaluation of algae
  • Detection and management of odours in poultry
  • Evaluation of feed enzyme products
  • Canola meal nutritional evaluation
  • Amino acid and betaine metabolism interactions
  • Oilseed processing, quality improvement and evaluation
  • Trace mineral interactions
  • Feed preservation, anti-oxidant and anti-microbial investigations
  • Feed formulation and growth modelling
  • Hepatic microsomal P450 activity
  • Anti-nutritional factors in feedstuffs
  • Phytase and calcium interactions
  • Phosphorus source efficacy evaluations

Current funded research grants and projects (direct and in-kind)

2014: NIRS prediction of the nutritional value of soybean meal. United Soybean Export Council, Southeast Asia  $12k

2014 - 2017: Pilot study on the nutritional manipulation of odour emission from poultry. Poultry CRC. 2.2.8. $1328k

2014 - 2017: Implementation of a net energy system for laying hens. Poultry CRC 2.1.11 $1539k

2014: Effect of Actigen on the immune system and major gut bacteria changes of NE challenged broilers. Alltech Company $29k

2014 - 2015: Immune Response of Nematode Infection (A. galli) in Broiler and Layer Chickens. 2015 University Research Seed Grants $10k

2014 - 2016: Effects of canola seed source, pellet temperature and fibre on broiler performance.  Poultry CRC 2.1.10.  $257k

2012 - 2015: Optimization of Australian protein meals. RIRDC PRJ-007650. $717k

2011 - 2014: Implementation of a net energy system for the Australian chicken meat industry. RIRDC PRJ-003306.  $1415k

2011 - 2016: UNE Poultry Research Hub. RIRDC PRJ 7382. $242k

Research Supervision Experience

  • Shubiao Wu (Post doctoral research fellow 2011 - ) Gut health/ molecular genetics
  • Isabelle Ruhnke (Post doc 2014 - ) Gut health and nutrition in free range chickens
  • Shawkat M'Sadiq (PhD Student, 2011 - ) broiler nutrition and necrotic enteritis
  • Margaret Cameron, (Technician, 2013), net energy
  • Reza Barekatain, (Post Doc 2013- 2014) Evaluation of canola seed for broilers/ early nutrition
  • Nicholas Rodgers, (Post Doc 2011-2014) Optimisation of Australian oilseed meals.
  • Shuyu Song (Technician 2011- ) Nutritional chemistry
  • Momen Bhuiyan (Post Doc 2014) Net energy
  • Alex Wu Di (PhD Student, 2011 - ) broiler nutrition exogenous feed enzymes
  • Hong Thi Nguyen (MSc student, 2012 - ) broiler nutrition, methionine and betaine interactions
  • Matt Hilliar (BS Hons, 2014- ) Energy partitioning in laying hens
  • Nishchal Sharma (PhD student, 2013 - ) Detection and management of odours from poultry
  • Mehdi Toghyani (PhD student, 2013 - ) Nutritional evaluation of canola meal and canola seeds
  • Sarbast Qassim (PhD student, 2013 - ) broiler microflora, litter and fibre
  • Jian Jun Zuo, (Visiting A/Prof, S China Ag Univ, 2011 - 2012) gut microflora and net energy
  • Mulyantini Nga (visiting lecturer, Univ. of Nusa Cendana, Indonesia, 2014) enzymes broilers
  • Aaron van der Heuvel (BSHons, 2014 - ) NIRS evaluation of soybean meal
  • Guangda Xue (PhD student, 2013 - ) Antibiotic replacers, gut health and immunity
  • Moreen Ali (PhD Student 2014 - ) Validation of net energy formulation
  • Sarah Haberecht (PhD student 2014 - ) Nutritional and metabolic effect of marine algae
  • Sleman Mohammed (PhD student 2011- ) Early nutrition of broilers
  • Wisam Kishlaf (MSAg, 2012-2013) Nutritional evaluation of wheat pollard and net energy
  • Melanie Pauvert (BSHons, 2012 - 2013)Effect of dietary fatty acids on energy and carcass fat
  • Arhoma Mohammed (MSAg, 2013 - 2014) Evaluation of canola meal sources in broilers
  • Mohammad Alafi (RUSC 595, 2014) Canola meal processing
  • Chris Herden, (RUSC 595, 2012) Sources of natural methionine for organic poultry

Publications

Recent journal publications

M'Sadeq, S. A., S.B. Wu, R. A. Swick and M. Choct. 2014. Improved performance and gut health by dietary supplementation of acylated starch in necrotic enteritis challenged broilers. Poultry Science, Submitted.

Toghyani, M., N. Rodgers, P. A.  Iji and R. A. Swick. 2014. Standardized ileal amino acid digestibility of expeller-extracted canola meal subjected to different processing conditions for starter and grower broiler chickens. Poultry Science.  Final review.

Wu, D,  M. Choct, S. B. Wu and R. A. Swick. 2014. Exogenous phytase and carbohydrases improve growth performance and nutrient utilization of broilers. Poultry Science. Submitted.

M'Sadeq, S. A., S.B. Wu, M. Choct1, R. Forder and R. A. Swick. 2014 Use of yeast cell wall extract as a tool to reduce the impact of necrotic enteritis in broilers. Poultry Science.  Under review.

Rodgers, N., R. A. Swick, M.S. Geier, R. Moore, M. Choct and S.B Wu. 2014. A multifactorial analysis of the extent to which Eimeria and fishmeal predispose broiler chickens to necrotic enteritis. Avian Diseases, In Press. DOI: 10.1637/10774-011614-Reg.1

Stanley, D., S.B. Wu, N. Rodgers, R.A. Swick and R.J. Moore. 2014. Differential responses of cecal microbiotota to fishmeal, Eimeria and Clostridium perfringens in a necrotic enteritis challenge model in chickens. Plos One 9:1-10.

Barekatain, M.R., J. Noblet, S. B. Wu, P. A. Iji, M. Choct and R. A. Swick. 2014. Effect of sorghum distillers dried grains with solubles and microbial enzymes on metabolizable and net energy values of broiler diets.  Poultry Science 93 (11): 2793-2801 doi:10.3382/ps.2013-03766

Toghyani, M, N. Rodgers, M. R. Barekatain, P. A. Iji and R. A. Swick. 2014. Apparent metabolizable energy value of expeller-extracted canola meal subjected to different processing conditions for growing broiler chickens.  Poultry Science 93 (9): 2227-2236 doi:10.3382/ps.2013-03790

Wu, S. D. Stanley,  N. Rodgers,  R.A. Swick, R. Moore. 2014. Two necrotic enteritis predisposing factors, dietary fishmeal and 'Eimeria' infection, induce large changes in the caecal microbiota of broiler chickens. Veterinary Microbiology,169:188-197.  doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2014.01.007

Swick R.A., S. Wu,  J. Zuo, N. Rodgers,  M.R. Barekatain and  M. Choct.  2013.  Implications and development of a net energy system for broilers. Animal Production Science 53:1231-1237 doi: 10.1071/AN13204.

Recent invited conference papers and presentations

Swick, R.A., S.M'Sadeq, and S.B. Wu. 2014. Maintaining Gut Health: Novel Approaches. Proceedings of the World's Poultry Science Association,  New Zealand Branch, Christchurch, NZ.

Swick, R. A. 2014. Global completion for feedstuffs and alternative views on raw material use. Novus Technology Transfer Meeting, Brisbane and Camden, Australia, Oct 2014.

Swick R. A., S.B. Wu, N. Rodgers and M. Choct. 2014. Energy systems for broilers – Recent developments and relevance for feed formulation. Proceedings of the Poultry Beyond 2020 Conference, Poultry Industry Association. Queenstown, NZ.

Swick, R. A. 2014. Net energy validation in broilers. Feedworks Industry Conference. Creative destruction and market volatility: How innovation and technology succeeds. Palmer Coolum Resort, Oct 2014.

Swick, R. A. 2014. Latest Australian research using multi-NSPase with phytase in broiler diets. New Insights in Animal Nutrition Regional Seminars, Manila, Seoul, HCMC, Bangkok, Adisseo Asia Pacific, March 2014

Swick, R. A. 2014. Developing a net energy system for broilers. New Insights in Animal Nutrition Regional Seminars, Manila, Seoul, HCMC, Bangkok, Adisseo Asia Pacific, March 2014.

Swick, R. A. 2014. Hidden value of methionine hydroxy analogue liquid. New Insights in Animal Nutrition Regional Seminars, Manila, Seoul, HCMC, Bangkok, Adisseo Asia Pacific, March 2014.

Swick, R. A. 2013. Dealing with rising ingredient costs – An Australian Perspective.  Proceedings of the Feed Nutrition Workshop, United Soybean Export Board, Bangkok, June 2013.

Swick, R. A. 2013. Energy systems for poultry, prospects for new developments. Proceedings of the Feed Nutrition Workshop, United Soybean Export Board, Bangkok, June 2013.

Swick, R. A., M. Beveridge, M. Phillips.  2011. Scientific opportunities to overcome the challenge of increasing demand for food and feed. CGIAR Science Forum: Agriculture-Envoironment Nexus, Beijing, Oct 17-19, 2011

Conference papers

N.K. Sharma, D.Creswell and R.A. Swick. 2014. Effect of feeding whole wheat and cracked corn on performance and carcass yield of broilers. Proceedings of the XIVth European Poultry Conference, Stavanger, Norway. page- 464

Beski, S.S.M.. R.A. Swick and P.A. Iji. 2014. Gross response and digestive physiology of broiler chickens on diets containing spray-dried plasma over different feeding durations. Proceedings of the XIVth European Poultry Conference, Stavanger, Norway

M'Sadiq, S.A. S.B. Wu,  R.A. Swick and M Choct. 2014. Effect of acylated starch on broiler performance and gut health. Proceedings of the XIVth European Poultry Conference, Stavanger, Norway

N.K. Sharma, D.Creswell and R.A. Swick. 2014. Sequential dilution of starter diet with  whole grains: effect on performance of broiler chickens. Proceedings of the 25th Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia. Page- 101

Ruhnke, I. G. Cowling, M. Sommerlad, R. Swick and M. Choct. 2014. Gut impaction in free range hens. Proceedings of the 18th Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Nutrition

Nguyen H. T., R. A. Swick, S. Wu,  M. Choct. 2014. Betaine supplementation affects energy partitioning in broilers. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, p. 107-107 (2014) -- issn:1034-6260 -- Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney -- 2014

Rodgers N,  S. Wu,  M. Choct,  R.A. Swick. 2014. High lipid, low protein diet increases net energy in broilers. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, p. 102-102 (2014) -- isbn:1034-6260 -- Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney -- 2014

Wu S, G.M. Cui,  N. Rodgers,  Y. Sun,  R.A. Swick. 2014. The histomorphometric changes produced by 'Eimeria' and fishmeal in a broiler necrotic enteritis challenge model. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, p. 85-88 (2014) -- issn:1034-6260 -- Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney -- 2014

Toghyani M.,  M.R. Barekatain, N. Rodgers , P Iji,  R.A. Swick. 2014. Impact of processing conditions and chemical composition on energy utilisation of expeller-extracted canola meal for broiler chickens. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, p. 49-49 (2014) -- issn:1034-6260 -- Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney -- 2014

Wu, D. R.A. Swick, S. Wu and M. Choct. 2014. Microbial phytase supplementation increases net energy of a wheat-soybean meal diet. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, p. 66-66 (2014) -- issn:1034-6260 -- Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney -- 2014

Kishlaf, W.M., Wu S.B. and Swick, R.A. 2013. The effects of xylanase supplementation on bird performance, gut development and nutrient digestibility of broilers given two different wheat -based diets. Proceedings of the European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition Pp V-53. WPSA, Potsdam, Germany.

Kishlaf, W.M., S.B. Wu and R.A. Swick. 2013. The effect of feeding two different wheat based diets with or without xylanase supplementation on broilers performance and net energy. Proceedings of 6th China Academic Symposium on Feed Nutrition, Beijing.

Swick, R.A., S.M'Sadeq and A. Kocher. 2013. Use of Actigen as a tool to control necrotic enteritis in broilers. Proceedings of the International Poultry Scientific Forum, T93, Atlanta, 2013

Mohammed, S, R.A. Swick and P. Iji. 2013. Response of broiler chickens to rising levels of a processed soya product. Proceedings of the 19th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition, p. 148-148 (2013) -- German Branch of WPSA: World's Poultry Science Association -- 2013

Swick, R.A., S.B. Wu, M.R. Barekatain, N. Rodgers and M.Choct. 2013. Methodology to determine net energy in broilers. Proceedings of the 24rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, issn:1034-6260 -- Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney – 2013.

Barekatain, M.R., S.B. Wu, J. Noblet, P.A. Iji, R.A. Swick and M. Choct.  2013. Net energy value of broiler diets as affected by high inclusion of dried distillers' grains with solubles. Proceedings of the 24rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, issn:1034-6260 - Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney – 2013.

Wu, D, R.A. Swick, Y.G. Liu, S.B. Wu and M. Choct. 2013. Carbohydrases improve performance of broilers fed both nutritionally adequate and downspec wheat diets. Proceedings of the 24rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, issn:1034-6260 - Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney – 2013.

Rodgers, N., R. Swick, M. Porter, S. Song and S.B. Wu. 2013. A new low mortality necrotic enteritis model (conference publication) - 2013.  Proceedings of the 24rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, issn:1034-6260 - Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney – 2013.

M'Sadeq, R.A. Swick, M. Choct,  D. Creswell and S.B. Wu. 2013. Improved broiler performance by trace minerals. Proceedings of the 24rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, issn:1034-6260 - Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney – 2013.

Liu, Y.G,  R.A. Swick and D. Creswell. 2012. Assessing AME and digestible amino acids of different soybean meals by nirs and broiler performance. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, issn:1034-6260 -- Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney – 2012.

Wu A.,  S. Song,  M. Choct, R.A. Swick.  2012. Effect of different enzyme preparations on in vitro viscosity of wheat. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, p. 40-43 (2012) -- issn:1034-6260 -- Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney – 2012.

Swick R.A.,  S. Wu,  L. Mikkelsen, R. MacAlpine,  K. Balding,   V. Torok, P. Iji,  R.J. Hughes. 2102. Effect of litter material and dietary fibre on gut development, gut microflora and performance in broilers. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, p. 40-43 (2012) -- issn:1034-6260 -- Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney – 2012.

Swick, R.A. 2011. Global feed supply and demand. Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition - Australia, v. 18, p. 1-7 (2011) -- isbn:9781921597312 -- University of New England – 2011.

Swick, R.A. 2010. Economics of mold and mycotoxin contamination of raw materials. INDO Livestock 2010, Jakarta Indonesia.

Swick, R.A. 2010. Trends affecting the supply and demand of grains and oilseeds. Proceeding from the Australian Milling Conference, April 13-15, Etihad  Stadium, Melbourne Australia.

Swick, R.A. 2009. AGPs and GMOs: Science, Public Perception and the Feed Industry. Proceedings of the 17th Annual ASA-IM Feed Technology and Nutrition Workshop. Hue, Vietnam, June 2009.

Swick, R.A. 2009. Current Issues in aquaculture feed and nutrition. Proceedings of the VIV Seminar on Aquaculture. Bangkok, Thailand, March, 2009

Swick, R.A. 2008. Managing the Poultry Feedstuff Supply Challenge. Proceedings of the World's Poultry Science Congress. Brisbane, Australia, July 2008.

Swick R. A. 2007. Biofuels and their effect on supply and demand of raw materials. Philippine Society of Animal Nutionists Outreach Program. Manila and Cebu, November 2007.

Swick, R.A. 2007. U.S. dehulled soybean meal technical update. Philippine Society of Animal Nutritionists Outreach Program. Manila and Cebu, November 2007.

Swick, R.A. 2007. Balancing protein with synthetic amino acids in poultry feed. American Soybean Association - International Marketing Seminar series Japan, September 2007.

Swick, R.A. 2006. Supply and Demand of Feedstuffs: Are They in Balance? Proceedings of the World Nutrition Forum, Vienna, Austria. Biomin Company, September, 2006

Swick, R.A. 2005. Can current forecasts for ingredient supply meet demand beyond 2010? Poultry Beyond 2010, Global Nutrition Conference, Langham, Hotel Auckland, April 05.

Swick, R.A. 2005. Supplemental enzymes for pig diets. Proceedings of the Shanghai Swine Industry Association Annual Seminar. Shanghai, China. December 2005.

Swick R. A. and P.R. Cheeke. 2004. Chapter 23; Aquaculture Nutrition. In: Animal Nutrition Feeds and Feeding: Ed P.R. Cheeke. Prentice Hall.

Swick, Robert A. 2004. Surviving high commodity prices. Proceedings of the American Soybean Association Buyers Conference, Conrad Hotel, Nusa Dua, Indonesia.

Swick, Robert A. 2004. Managing the Mycotoxin Menace. Proceedings of Amercian Soybean Association Buyers Conference, Conrad Hotel, Nusa Dua Indonesia.

Swick, Robert A. 2004. Relieving the stress of high raw material prices. Proceedings of the American Soybean Association Feed Technology and Nutrition Workshop. Shangri La Hotel, Cebu Philippines.

Book chapters

Swick R. A. and P.R. Cheeke. 2004. Chapter 23; Aquaculture Nutrition. In: Animal Nutrition Feeds and Feeding: Ed P.R. Cheeke. Prentice Hall.

Swick R. A. 2013. Preface. Methiopedia. Adisseo.

Patents

White, T.C. and R.A. Swick.  1986.  Method of conditioning edible seeds.  U.S. patent number 4,581,238.

Previous journal articles

Dibner, J.J., R.A. Swick, J.G. Kostelc and F.J. Ivey.  1989.  2-Hydroxy-4-methylthio butanoic acid (HMB, Alimet) is a normal metabolite in avian methionine metabolism.  Poultry Sci.  68:  179.

Dibner, J.J., C.D. Knight, R.A. Swick and F.J. Ivey. 1987. Absorption of 2-hydroxy-4-methylthio-butanoic acid from the hindgut of the broiler chick. Poultry Sci.  66:1314-1321.

White, T.C. and R.A. Swick.  1986.  Method of conditioning edible seeds.  U.S. patent number 4,581,238.

Swick, R.A.  1984.  Hepatic metabolism and bioactivation of mycotoxins and plant toxins. J. Anim.  Sci.  58:1017.

White, R.D., R.A. Swick and P.R. Cheeke.  1984.  Effect of pyrrolizidine alkaloid intoxication on copper metabolism in sheep.  Amer. J. Vet. Res. 44:159.

Swick, R.A., C.L. Miranda, P.R. Cheeke and D.R. Buhler.  1983.  Effect of phenobarbital on pyrrolizidine alkaloid toxicity in sheep.  J. Anim. Sci. 56:887.

Swick, R.A., P.R. Cheeke, H.S. Ramsdell and D.R. Buhler.  1983.  Effect of rumen fermentation and methane inhibition on the toxicity of Senecio jacobaea. J. Anim. Sci. 56:645.

Swick, R.A., P.R. Cheeke and D.R. Buhler.  1982.  Subcellular distribution of hepatic copper, zinc, iron and serum ceruloplasmin in rats intoxicated by oral pyrrolizidine (Senecio) alkaloids. J. Anim. Sci. 55:1425.

Swick, R.A., P.R. Cheeke, N.M. Patton and D.R. Buhler.  1982.  Absorption and excretion of pyrrolizidine alkaloids and their effects on mineral metabolism in rabbits.  J. Amin. Sci. 55:1417.

Swick, R.A., P.R. Cheeke, D.E. Goeger and D.R. Buhler.  1982.  Effect of dietary Senecio jacobaea and injected Senecioalkaloids and monocrotaline on guinea pigs.  J. Anim. Sci. 55:1411.

Swick, R.A., P.R. Cheeke, C.L. Miranda and D.R. Buhler.  1982.  The effect of consumption of the pyrrolizidine alkaloid containing plant Senecio jacobaea on iron and copper metabolism in the rat.  J. Toxicol.  Envir.  Health 10:757.

Swick, R. A., P.R. Cheeke and N.M. Patton.  1981.  Effect of dietary soybean meal and supplementary zinc and copper on mineral balance in rabbits.  J. Appl. Rabbit Res. July 1981.

Swick, R.A., P.R. Cheeke and N.M.Patton.  1978.  Evaluation of dried rabbit manure as a feedstuff for rabbits.  Can. J. Anim. Sci. 58:753.

Previous research report and conference papers

Swick, Robert A. 2003. Qualifying and quantifying soybean meal value.  ASA Feed Industry Seminars. Edsa Shangri Lah Hotel Manila, Philippines and Conrad Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

Swick, Robert A. 2003. Advantages of U.S. dehulled soybean meal. Proceedings of the American Soybean Association Buyers Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

wick, Robert A. 2003. Soybean meal and soy protein concentrate for shrimp production. Proceedings of the American Soybean Association Aquasoy workshops for Aquaculture. Nha Trang, Vietnam and Tarlac, Philippines.

Swick, Robert A. 2003. Nutrition and feeding management of sows. Proceedings of the American Soybean Association China Swine Short Course, Chengdu, Hangzshou, Tianjin, Beijing.

Swick, Robert A. 2002. Soybean meal quality. Proceedings of the American Soybean Association Technical Conference on Fullfat Soybean Meal. Cairo, Izmir and Bucharest.

Swick, Robert A. and Cheong Yock Loon. 2002. Fullfat soybean meal production and utilization. Proceedings of the American Soybean Association Technical Conference on Fullfat Soybean Meal. Cairo, Izmir and Bucharest.

Swick Robert A. 2002. Considerations on the use of protein meals for poultry.  Proceedings of the American Soybean Association Technical Conference on Fullfat Soybean Meal. Cairo, Izmir and Bucharest.

Swick, Robert A. 2002. Laboratory precision and accuracy. Proceedings of the American Soybean Association Indonesian Feed Quality Workshop. Bogor Veterinary Insitiute, Bogor Indonesia.

Swick, Robert A. and B. Tangendjaya. 2002. Value of quality assurance in Southeast Asia: Importance of an accurate protein assay. Proceedings of the New Zealand World Poultry Science Society. Palmerston North, Zew Zealand.

Swick, Robert A. 2002. Price versus quality: Squeezing the most out of your soybean meal purchase. Proceedings of the American Soybean Association Buyer's Conference. Hilton Hotel Opera, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Swick, Robert A. 2002. Inter-laboratory comparison of protein assays in the Southeast Asian feed industry. Proceedings of the Association of Oil Chemists Society. Beijing, China.

Swick, Robert A. 2002. Least cost formulation to produce quality feeds. Proceedings of the American Soybean Association Indonesian Corn and Soy Importers Workshop. Aryaduta Hotel, Jakarta Indonesia.

Swick, Robert A. 2002. Feed based tilapia culture. Proceedings of the International Forum on Tiplapia Farming in the 21st Century. Los Banos, Philippines.

Swick, Robert A. 2002. Production, utilization and safety of genetically enhanced soybean for livestock and poultry feeding.

Swick, Robert. A. 2002. Formulation: Effect on soybean meal quality on bottom line feed costs. Proceedings of the Korean Feed Association Seminar on Feed Quality.

Swick, Robert A. 2002. SOybean meal Quality. Proceedings of the Indian Feed Technology Workshop. Mumbai, Hyderabad, India.

Swick, Robert A. 2001. Water quality and management for poultry. American Soybean Association Technical Bulletin, P041.

Swick, R. A. 2000. Formulating Vegetable-Only Feeds: An Asian Perspective. Aquaculture Advocate.

Swick, R. A. 2000. Soybean Meal: Opportunities to Improve Quality and Inclusion Level in Poultry Feeds. Proceedings of the American Soybean Association Indian Feed Industry Seminars.

Swick, R. A. and M.C. Cremer. 2000. Livestock Production: A Model for Aquaculture? Proceedings of the Conference on Aquaculture in the Third Millennium, February 2000, Bangkok, Thailand.

Swick, R. A. 2000. Feeding genetically enhanced soy to animals. American Soybean Association Technical Bulletin AN28-2000 Singapore.

Swick, R. A. 2000. Nutrition and Feeding management of sows. .  Proceedings of the ASA Japan Feed Millers Seminars. Tokyo, 2000.

Swick, R.A. 1999.  Soybean meal quality, price and availability. Victam Technology and Feed Ingredients Asia '99 Millennium Conference. Queen Sirikit Convention Center, Bangkok Thailand, November 1999.

Swick, R.A. 1999. Soybean meal supply and nutrition update. Proceedings of the 4th Annual Regional Soy Conference. Intercontinental Hotel, September, 1999, Istanbul, Turkey.

Swick, R.A. 1999.  Current constraints to expanding use of soybean meal in animal feeding. Proceedings of the Global Soy Forum. Chicago, August 1999.

Swick, R.A. 1999. Soybean meal quality. Proceedings of the ASA Japan Feed Millers Seminars. Tokyo, Japan, June, 1999.

Swick, R.A. and Sam Shi Xue Shi. 1999. Dehulled soybean meal for increased profits in growing pigs.  Proceedings of the ASA Japan Feed Millers Seminars. Tokyo, 1999.

Swick, R.A. 1999. Inter-laboratory comparison of soybean meal assays. Proceedings of the 7th ASA Regional Feed Technology and Nutrition Workshop. Cebu, Philippines, May, 1999. AN19-1999.

Swick, R.A. 1999. Considerations in using protein meals for poultry and swine. Proceedings of the 7th ASA Regional Feed Technology and Nutrition Workshop. Cebu, Philippines, May, 1999.  AN21-1999.

Swick, R.A. 1999. Improving soybean meal nutrition with phytase. Proceedings of the ASA-Roche Animal Nutrition Conference. Imperial Queens Park Hotel, April, 1999.

Swick, R.A. 1998. Broiler management in warm climates. First Annual ASA Poultry Management Workshop for Vietnam. Norfork Hotel, September 1998.  PO40-1998.

Swick, R.A. 1998. Water quality and management for poultry . First Annual ASA Poultry Management Workshop for Vietnam. Norfork Hotel, September 1998. PO41-1998

Swick, R.A. 1998. Soybean meal supply and demand overview. U.S. Feed Grains Council  Southeast Asia Feed Grain Marketing Conference, Westin Stamford Hotel, Singapore, April, 1998.

Swick, R.A., 1998. U.S. Soybean meal: present quality and future trends  Proceedings of the Stockfeed Manufacturers Association of Australia, Melbourne, February, 1998.

Swick, Robert. 1997. Beans, not always beans.   Asian Poultry, September/August 1997.

Swick, R.A. and S. Srinongkote. 1997.  Comparison of soybean meal sources in growing swine.  Animal Sci. Abstract.

Swick, R.A. 1997. Feed resources for the future: maximizing their potential.  Proceedings of Misset Technical Symposium, VIV Asia, March 1997.

Swick, R.A. 1996.  Role of growth promotants in poultry and swine feed.  American Soybean Association Technical Bulletin, AN04-1996.

Swick, R.A. 1996.  Protein meal quality.  Proceedings of the Australian Oilseed Forum. Novatel March 6-8, Sydney Australia.

Swick, R.A. 1996. Feeding full-fat soybean meal to swine.  Proceedings of the Second Annual International Soybean Processing and Utilization Conference, Jan 8-13, Bangkok Thailand.

Swick, R.A. 1996.  Feeding full-fat soybean meal to layers in Asia.  Proceedings of the Second International Fullfat Soya Conference, Budapest, Hungary, Aug 21-24.

Swick, R.A. and S. Srinongkote. 1996.  Comparison of soybean meal sources and replacement of fishmeal with full-fat soybean meal in broiler diets.  Poultry Sci. Suppl. 1, 75.  Poultry Science Association, Lexington, Kentucky.

Mercado, M.P. and R.A. Swick. 1996. Preventing dehydration in day old chicks. Swift Foods Grower Bulletin, April.

Swick, R.A., G. Devegowda, D.C. Creswell. 1995. Effect of Aflabind, a novel blend of sodium montomorillonite and poly-vinyl-N-butyro-lactam on aflatoxicosis on broilers.  Poultry Sci. Suppl. 1, 74:61, Poultry Science Association, Edmonton Canada.

Swick, R.A., Chang Won Kang and R.A. Swick. 1995. Evaluation of various soybean meals for broilers.  Poultry Sci. Suppl. 1, 74:18, Poultry Science Association, Edmonton Canada.

Swick, R.A. and D.C. Creswell and Mali B., 1995. Use of soybean meal and synthetic methionine in shrimp feed. American Soybean Association Technical Bulletin, AQ431995.

Swick, R.A. and P.H. Tan. 1995. Considerations in using common Asian protein meals.  Feed Ingredients Asia '95, Suntec City, Singapore, September and Philsan, Manila, October.

Swick, R.A. and P.H. Tan. 1995. Considerations in using common Asian protein meals.  American Soybean Association Technical Bulletin PO25-1995.

Swick, R.A. 1995. The value of enzyme supplements for feed use. American Soybean Association Technical Symposia, Shanghai-Beijing-Wuhan-Chengdu, China, September.

Swick, R.A. 1995. Soybean meal quality. American Soybean Association Feed Technology Workshop, Holiday Inn, Penang,  Malaysia, July.

Swick, R.A. 1995.  Selection and use of soybean meal in swine feed.  American Soybean Association Technical Bulletin SW5-1995.

Swick, R.A. 1995. Importance of nutrition on health status in poultry.  American Soybean Association Technical Bulletin PO15-1995.

Swick, R.A. 1994. Feeding full-fat soybean meal to swine.  American Soybean Association Technical Bulletin SW3-1994.

Swick, R.A. Soybean meal quality. American Soybean Association Technical Bulletin PO11-1994.

Swick, R.A. 1994.  The Asian feed industry.  Feedstuffs.  April 1994.

Swick, R.A. and D.C. Creswell and Mali B., 1994. Latest trends in aqua nutrition and aqua feed formulation: Use of soybean meal and synthetic methionine in shrimp feed. 35th Compound and Livestock Feed Manufacturers' Association of India National Symposium  Aquaculture: The New Horizon, September 30.

Swick, R.A. 1993. Perspectives on the use of wheat and soy in Asian broiler diets. Feed Ingredients Asia '93. Westin Stamford, Singapore, September.

Swick, R.A., P.H. Tan. 1994. Feeding full-fat soybean meal to layers in Asia formulated on a digestible basis.  American Soybean Association Technical Bulletin, FT9-1994.

Swick, R.A., P.H. Tan and S. Srinonkote.  1994. Feeding full-fat soybean meal to layers in Asia. Poultry Sci. Suppl 1 73: and ASA Feed Technology Workshop, Tagaytay, Philippines, June.

Swick, R.A. 1993. Feeding and management considerations for broilers during heat stress.  American Soybean Association Technical Bulletin, PO61-1993.

Swick, R.A. 1992.  Recent advances in amino acid formulation.  Novus Technical Symposia, Asia Pacific, November 1992, Sydney, Manila, Kaohsiung, Guilin, Bangkok.

Swick, R.A. 1992.  Recent advances on the use of hydroxy-methionine in feed.  Proceedings of the India Compound Livestock and Feed Manufacturers Assn.  Trivandrum, India, October 1992.

Swick, R.A. and F.J. Ivey. 1992.  Phytase: The value of improving phosphorus retention.  Feed Management, Jan 92.

Swick, R.A., F.J. Ivey and J.J. Dibner.  1991.  Effect of methionine source and elevated temperature on nitrogen balance in broilers.  Poultry Sci. 70 Suppl 1.  Southern Poultry Science Society:  Atlanta Georgia, January 1991.

Swick, R.A. and F.J. Ivey. 1991.  Improving phosphorus retention with phytase,  Proceedings Arkansas Nutrition Conference, pp 22-35.  Sept. 10-12, North Little Rock.

Dibner, J.J., C.D. Knight, C. Lawson, R.A. Swick and F.J. Ivey. 1990.  Studies of the metabolism of 2-hydroxy-4(methylthio) butanoic acid (HMB, Alimet) in the broiler chick using in vitro methods.  Proceedings of the XI Congress of Aviculture Central America and of the Caribbean.  October 1990.

Swick, R.A., F.J. Ivey.  1990.  Effect of dietary phytase addition on broiler performance in phosphorus deficient diets.  Poultry Sci.  69  Suppl 1.  Poultry Science Society:  Blacksburg, Virginia, August 1990.

Swick, R.A., D.C. Creswell, J.J. Dibner and F.J. Ivey.  1990.  Impact of methionine sources on performance of broilers growing under warm and humid conditions.  Poul.  Sci.  69  Supp1.  Southern Poultry Science Society:  Atlanta, Georgia, January, 1990.

Swick, R.A. and F.J. Ivey.  1990.  Comparison of October and December 1989 samples of Soviet defluorinated phosphate in a chick bioassay.  Monsanto Technical Report #MSL010042R.

Swick, R.A., F.J. Ivey and E.E. Pierson.  1990.  Evaluation of Argentine CaHMB in a floor pen study.  Monsanto Technical Report #MSL010021R.

Swick, R.A. and F.J. Ivey.  1990.  Evaluation of December 1989 Soviet defluorinated phosphate in a chick bioassay.  Monsanto Technical Report #MSL009933R.

Swick, R.A., T.W. Hunter and F.J.Ivey.  1989.  Growth and bioavailability assay of October 1989 Soviet defluorinated phosphate.  Monsanto Technical Report #MSL009718R.

Swick, R.A., F.J. Ivey and J.J. Dibner.  1989.  Effect of 2-methyl-2 methylthio butane (MW118) on performance of growing broilers to 6 weeks in battery cages.  Monsanto Technical Report #MSL009569R.

Swick, R.A., E.E. Pierson and F.J. Ivey.  1989.  Nutritional evaluation of Argentine CaHMB.  Monsanto Technical Report #MSL009236R.

Swick, R.A., E.E. Pierson and F.J. Ivey.  1989.  Nutritional evaluation of Sulfalimet: A dry mixture of Alimet, gypsum and diatomaceous earth in broilers.  Monsanto Technical Report #MSL008822R.

Swick, R.A., J.M. Willock and F.J. Ivey.  1989.  Nutritional evaluation of high rate production Alimet.  Monsanto Technical Report #MSL008865R.

Swick, R.A., F.J. Ivey and T.W. Hunter.  1989.  Nutritional evaluation of Soviet produced feed grade phosphate in broiler chickens.  Monsanto Technical Report #MSL008802R.

Swick, R.A., F.J. Ivey and D.F. Calabotta.  1989.  Effect of nutritional regime and amino acid level on carcass composition in heavy breasted broilers:  A study conducted for Cargill Poultry Products Division.  Monsanto Technical Report #MSL008803R.

Swick, R.A. and F.J. Ivey.  1989.  Effect of Alimet and crude protein on broiler performance and nutrient retention during heat stress.  Poultry Sci.  68:  Suppl 1.  Poultry Science Society:  Madison, Wisconsin, August 1989.

Swick, R.A.  1989.  Effect of dietary acidulants and methionine sources on resistance of broilers to heat stress.  Zootechnica, December 1989.

Swick, R.A.  1989.  Effect of methionine sources and dietary acidulants on resistance of broilers to heat stress.  4th International DLG-Symposium on Poultry Production in Hot Climates.  Hameln, West Germany, June 1989.

Dibner, J.J., R.A. Swick, F.J. Ivey, R.R. Ontiveros and J. Kostelec.  1988.  An update on recent research on the bioutilization of different sources of synthetic methionine.  Monsanto Technical Symposium Preceding the Western Nutrition Conference.  Winnepeg, Manitoba.  September 1988.

Swick, R.A., E.E. Pierson and F.J. Ivey.  1988.  Nutrition and management of broilers during heat stress.  Proceedings of the Monsanto Mexico Technical Symposia:  Mexico City, Merida, Tehuacan, and Guadalahara, November 1988.

Dibner, J.J., R.A. Swick, R.R. Ontiveros, T.J. Ehmler and F.J. Ivey.  1988.  Digestibility of Alimet and DL-Methionine.  Monsanto Mexico Technical Symposia:  Mexico City, Merida, Tehuacan, and Guadalahara, November 1988.

Dibner, J.J., R.A. Swick, R.R. Ontiveros, T.J. Ehmler, J.G. Kostelc and F.J. Ivey.  1988. Comparison of Alimet (2-hydroxy-4-methylthio butanoic acid) and D, L-methionine urinary and fecal excretion.  Poultry Sci.  Suppl 1. 67: Abstr.  Poultry Science Assn..

Swick, R.A., F.J. Ivey and C. Williams. 1988.  Evaluation of low trypsin inhibitor soybeans for   broilers.  Poultry Sci.  67(1):37.

Dibner, J.J., C.D. Knight, R.A. Swick and F.J. Ivey.  1988.  Excretion of radiolabelled metabolites by chicks following a dose of 14C-Alimet (2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio) butanoic acid, HMB) or 14C-DL-methionine (DLM).  Poultry Sci.  67: 12 Suppl 1.

Swick, R.A. and F.J. Ivey.  1988.  Effect of methionine sources and dietary acidulants on resistance of broiler chickens to heat stress.  Monsanto Technical Report #MSL008370R.

Swick, R.A., R.R. Ontiveros and T.W. Hunter. 1988.  Nutritional evaluation of a Korean produced calcium salt of 2-hydroxy-4-methylthio butanoate in broiler chickens.  Monsanto Technical Report #MSL8206R.

Swick, R.A., C.D. Knight, F.J. Ivey and J.J. Dibner.  1987.  Alimet and D,L-methionine comparison in broilers fed diets containing milo (sorghum).  Monsanto Technical Report #6340R.

Swick, R.A., D.F. Calabotta, F.J. Ivey and P.E. Waibel.  1987.  Comparison of Alimet and D,L-methionine in turkey poults using the slope ration procedure.  Poultry Sci.  66:  Suppl 1.  Poultry Science Society:  Corvallis, Oregon, August 1987.

Knight, C.D., R.A. Swick, Dibner, J.J. and F.J. Ivey.  1987.  Absorption of 2-hydroxy-4(methylthio) butanoic acid (Alimet) in the hindgut of the broiler chick.  Poultry Sci.  66:23 Suppl 1.  Southern Poultry Science Society:  Atlanta Georgia,  January 1987.

Ivey, F.J., J.J. Dibner, R.A. Swick and C.D. Knight.  1987. Sensitivity of paired feeding crystalline diets when comparing amino acid sources.  Poultry Sci.  66:120 Suppl 1.

Swick, R.A., F.J. Ivey.  1986.  Effect of supplemental methionine and/or lysine on abdominal fat deposition in broilers.  Poul.  Sci.  65:195 Suppl. 1.  Southern Poultry Science Society:  Atlanta, Georgia, January 1986.

Swick, R.A., F.J. Ivey.  1986.  Effect of metabolizable energy, protein regime and methionine on abdominal and carcass fat in broilers.  Poultry Sci.  65:195 Suppl. 1.  Southern Poultry Science Society:  Atlanta, Georgia, January 1986.

Knight, C.D., J.J. Dibner, R.A. Swick and F.J. Ivey.  1986.  Equimolar utilization of Alimet and DL-methionine on an equal feed basis in purified, semi-purified, and commercial-type diets highly responsive to methionine supplementation.  Monsanto Nutrition Chemicals Division Progress Report #156.

Swick, R.A.  1986.  Alimet supplementation and carcass composition in broilers.  Monsanto         Nutrition Chemicals Division Progress Report #149.

Swick, R.A., C.D. Knight, J.J. Dibner and T.C. White.  1985.  The effect of acid-base status in crystalline amino acid and isolated soy protein diets on HMB and methionine use.  Monsanto Nutrition Chemicals Division Progress Report #142.

Swick, R.A., D.C. Williams and S.J. Mueller.  1985.  Suitability of Alimet on Verxite as a product form of Alimet.  Monsanto Nutrition Chemicals Division Progress Report #140.

Swick, R.A., S.P. Singh and D.C. Williams.  1985.  Comparison of Alimet and DL-methionine in cassava containing diets to broilers for three weeks.  Monsanto Nutrition Chemicals Division Progress Report #137.

Swick, R.A., R.K. Prokop and C.D. Knight.  1985.  Relative performance of several product variations of Alimet in broilers fed to 6 weeks in battery cages at Dardenne.  Monsanto Nutrition Chemicals Division Progress Report #135.

Swick, R.A. and F.J. Ivey.  1985.  Performance of G2-CaMHA and "Nitro" - CaMHA in broilers fed semi-purified diets for three weeks.  Monsanto Nutrition Chemicals Division Progress Report #133.

Swick, R.A. and F.J. Ivey.  1984.  Antimicrobial preservatives in animal feed.  Monsanto Symposium of Chinese Feed Manufacturers.  Beijing, Peoples Republic of China, October 1984.

Swick, R.A.  1984.  Dry blended Aflaban formulation update.  Monsanto Nutrition Chemicals Division Progress Report #126.

Swick, R.A.  1984.  Potential use for sorbates in pre-tanned hide and leather.  Monsanto Nutrition Chemicals Division Progress Report #125.

Swick, R.A.  1984.  Use of Aflaban DF in swine diets:  Monsanto supported research at University of Nebraska.  Monsanto Nutrition Chemicals Division Progress Report #122.

Swick, R.A.  1984.  Effect of sorbates on corn silage, alfalfa silage and alfalfa hay: Progress on Monsanto supported project at McDonald Campus of McGill University.  Monsanto Nutrition Chemicals Division Progress Report #121.

Swick, R.A. and John Dunphy.  1982.  Preservation of wet brewers and distillers grains with Aflaban KSG.  Monsanto Nutrition Chemicals Division Progress Report #89.

Swick, R.A.  1982.  Aflaban DF in Indiana Farm Bureau Sweet feed:  Mold inhibition tests. Monsanto Nutrition Chemicals Division Progress Report #88.

Swick, R.A.  1982.  Feasibility of a dry blended Aflaban formulation.  Monsanto Nutrition Chemicals Division Progress Report #87.

Swick, R.A.  1982.  Aflaban Application:  Efficacy of Aflaban DF and Luprosyl salt in Sanders layer feed.  Monsanto Nutrition Chemical Division Progress Report #82.

Swick, R.A., C.L. Miranda, P.R. Cheeke and D.R. Buhler.  1982.  Effect of Senecio jacobaea and molybdenum on copper accumulation in sheep.  Proc. West. Sect. Amer. Assoc. Anim. Sci. 33:79.

Swick, R.A.  1981.  Senecio jacobaea:  Toxicity of and effects on mineral metabolism in animals.  Ph. D. dissertation.  Oregon State University.

Swick, R.A.  1979.  Dietary factors influencing the toxicity of Senecio Jacobaea in animals. Masters Thesis.  Oregon State University.

Swick, R.A., P.R. Cheeke and D.R. Buhler.  1979.  Factors influencing the toxicity of dietary tansy ragwort in animals.  Proc. Symp. on Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids:  Toxicity, Metabolism and Poisonous Plant Control Measures.  Nutrition Research Institute, Oregon State University.

Memberships

Served as reviewer for Poultry Science and British Poultry Science.

Administration and Service to the UNE Community (including the professions)

  • Organised the Poultry CRC feed formulation workshop Oct 2014, UNE Armidale.
  • Chair of Poultry Research and Teaching Unit
  • Design input for existing and new animal science research facilities
  • Organising chair for Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition – Australia Conference, Oct 2013 and 2015