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Dr. Denise Beaulieu

Adjunct Research Scientist, Nutrition

Phone (306) 966-4104
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Dr. Beaulieu is an Assistant Professor in the College of Agriculture and Bio-Resources, Department of Animal Science, at the University of Saskatchewan.  Previous experience included work at the Prairie Swine Centre in the role of Research Scientist, Nutrition. Dr. Beaulieu contributes to all aspects of the nutrition program from the recruitment of funds and protocol development to the actual conduct of the experiments, statistical analysis of the data and finally the reporting and/or publishing of the results.

Prior to joining the Prairie Swine Centre, Dr. Beaulieu was previously employed as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Ohio State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where she was also a Visiting Assistant Professor.


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University 1994
  • M.Sc., University of Saskatchewan 1986
  • B.S.A., University of Saskatchewan 1979


  • 2006: Production Research Stewardship Award (Sask Pork)
  • 2004: National Pork Board Award for Innovation (Midwest Section, American Society of Animal Science)
  • 2000: Innovation in Dairy Research Award (Midwest Section, American Dairy Science Association)
  • 1989: Kennedy Fellowship (The Ohio State University)
  • 1986: Graduate Student Competition Award (Canadian Society of Animal Science)

Selected Professional Associations

  • Member, American Society of Animal Science
  • Member, American Dairy Science Association
  • Member, Canadian Society of Animal Science


  • Associate editor: Canadian Journal of Animal Science (CJAS)
  • Reviewer: Journal of Animal Science, CJAS, Aquaculture, Animal Feed Science and Technology  

Current Research Program

  1. Energy metabolism in the pig
  2. Role of starch vs lipid as energy providing nutrients
  3. Lactation and milk production and composition

Selected Publications

  • Pasternak, J.A., Aiyer, V.I.A., Hamonic, G., Beaulieu, A.D., Columbus, D.A., and Wilson, H.L.  2018.  Molecular and physiological effects on the small intestine of weaner pigs following feeding with deoxynivalenol-contaminated feed.  Toxins, 10(1): 40.  https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins10010040 
  • Tan, F.P.Y., Kontulainen, S.A., and Beaulieu, A.D.  2016.  Effects of dietary calcium and phosphorus on reproductive performance and markers of bone turnover in stall- or group-housed sows.  Journal of Animal Science, 94(10): 4205-4216.  https://doi.org/10.2527/jas.2016-0298
  • Eastwood L., Leterme, P., and Beaulieu A.D.  2016.  Body fat mobilization during lactation in high producing sows fed varied omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratios. Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 96(1): 69-78.  https://doi.org/10.1139/cjas-2015-0082
  • Eastwood, L., Leterme, P., and Beaulieu, A.D.  2014.  Changing the omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio in sow diets alters serum, colostrum, and milk fatty acid profiles, but has minimal impact on reproductive performance.  Journal of Animal Science, 92(12): 5567-5582.  https://doi.org/10.2527/jas.2014-7836
  • Turner, T.D., Mapiye, C., Aalhus, J.L., Beaulieu, A.D., Patience, J.F., Zijlstra, R.T., and Dugan, M.E.R.  2014.  Flaxseed fed pork n-3 fatty acid enrichment and contribution to dietary recommendations.  Meat Science, 96(1): 541-547.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2013.08.021