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Erik Cleveland

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Dr. Erik Cleveland

Associate Professor of Animal Science
B.S., Iowa State University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Courses

Teaching emphasis: Sustainable livestock production methods that are good for the well-being of animals, livestock producers, land, and consumers.

  • ANSC┬á445 An Breeding/Genetics (3)
  • ANSC┬á490 Animal Science Internship (3)
  • ANSC┬á342 Beef Cattle Production (3)
  • ANSC┬á355 Goat & Sheep Production (3)
  • ANSC┬á141 Intro To An Science (3)
  • ANSC┬á450 Physiology Reproduction (3)
  • ANSC┬á351 Swine Production (3)

Research Interests

  • Assessing attitudes of scientists towards animal foods and livestock production methods
  • Alleviating management and health problems in livestock using natural methods

Selected Publications

  • Cleveland, E. R., A. Miyasaki and A. Mina. 2006. The effect of drip sprinklers on sow and litter performance in a subtopical environment. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture. 13:61-64.
  • Cleveland, E. R., A. M. Okinaka, and G. R. Hollis. 2006. A survey of breeding and selection practices among U.S. pork producers. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture. 13:43-53.
  • Cleveland, E. R., A. M. Okinaka, and G. R. Hollis. 2002. An analysis of breeding and selection practices among U. S. Pork Producers. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture 12:7-14.
  • Cleveland, E. R., G. R. Hollis and A. M. Okinaka. 2000. A survey of breeding and selection practices among Hawaii, Illinois, and Iowa pork producers. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture 11:51-59.
  • Mathews, B. W., J. R. Carpenter, E. Cleveland, Z. Gibson, and R. Y. Nino-DuPonte. 2000. Perennial forage peanuts (Arachis pintoi) in pastures for raising replacement heifer/stocker steers in Hawaii. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture 11:1-10.
  • Cleveland, E. R. and K. Bondari. 1996. Breed and season effects on performance traits of individually fed boars during an 11-year evaluation period. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture 7:37-42.
  • Christiansen, M. L. and E. R. Cleveland. 1994. Lambing performance of St. Croix hair sheep in a high-rainfall area of Hawaii. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture 5:57-65.
  • Tsang, M. M. C., E. R. Cleveland, M. L. Christiansen and L. R. Verma. 1994. Baling high moisture guinea grass hay with papaya silage effluent. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture 5:1-8.
  • Christiansen M. L. and E. R. Cleveland. 1993. A bi-weekly zinc sulphate treatment for controlling interdigital dermatitis in goats grazing in a high-rainfall area of Hawaii. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture 4:29-34.
  • Hangstrom, K., M. L. Christiansen and E. R. Cleveland. 1993. Plants in Hawai╩╗i that are eaten by goats. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture 4: 101-105.
  • Tsang, M. M. C., Cleveland E., and L. R. Verma. 1991. Storage of guinea grass round bales. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture 3: 9-12.
  • Cleveland, E. R. 1989. The use of crossbreeding and selection practices in the swine industry. I. An analysis among Indiana commercial producers. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture 2:31-33.
  • Cleveland, E. R. 1989. The use of crossbreeding and selection practices in the swine industry. II. An analysis among Missouri and Wisconsin commercial producers. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture 2:34-37.
  • Cleveland, E. R. 1989. The use of crossbreeding and selection practices in the swine industry. III. An analysis among Hawai╩╗i commercial producers. Journal for Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture 2:38-41.
  • Cleveland, E. R. and K. Bondari. 1989. Crossbreeding and selection practices used in commercial pork production in Georgia, USA. Pig News and Information 10:161-165.
  • Cleveland E. R., R. K. Johnson and P. J. Cunningham. 1988. Correlated responses of carcass and reproductive traits to selection for rate of lean growth in swine. Journal of Animal Science 66:1371- 1377.
  • Cleveland, E. R. and A. P. Schinckel. 1988. Selection for feed efficiency in pigs. Pig News and Information 9:137-141.
  • Cleveland, E. R., K. Bondari and G. L. Newton. 1987. Effect of breed and supplemental vitamin C on performance traits and foot-leg scores in growing-finishing boars. Nutrition Reports International 36: 879-886.
  • Cleveland, E. R., K. Bondari and G. L. Newton. 1987. Effect of ascorbic acid supplementation on performance and foot-leg scores in growing-finishing boars. Livestock Production Science 17:277-283.
  • Cleveland, E. R. and K. Bondari. 1987. Selection practices and performance testing in the United States for the Hampshire swine breed. Pig News and Information 8: 35-40.
  • Hale, O. M., G. L. Newton and E. R. Cleveland. 1984. Effects of exercise during the growing-finishing period on performance, age at puberty and conception rate of gilts. Journal of Animal Science 58:541-544.
  • Cleveland, E. R., R. K. Johnson and R. W. Mandigo. 1983. Index selection and feed intake restriction in swine. I. Effect on rate and composition of growth. Journal of Animal Science 56:560-569.
  • Cleveland, E. R., R. K. Johnson, R. W. Mandigo and E. R. Peo, Jr. 1983. Index selection and feed intake restriction in swine. II. Effect on energy utilization. Journal of Animal Science 56:570- 578.
  • Cleveland, E. R., P. J. Cunningham and E. R. Peo, Jr. 1982. Selection for lean growth in swine. Journal of Animal Science 54:719-727.

Favorite Applied Publications

  • Acres USA
  • The Stockman Grass Farmer
  • Wise Traditions

Affiliations

  • American Society of Animal Science
  • International Goat Association
  • National Association of College Teachers in Agriculture
  • Small Ruminant Research, Editorial Advisory Board
  • Weston A. Price Foundation

Contact Information

Erik R. Cleveland, Associate Professor, Animal Science
Tel: (808) 932-7034
Fax: (808) 932-7037
Email: erikc@hawaii.edu
Office: Business Office Building, room 119B
Mail: 200 W K─üwili St, Hilo, HI 96720-4091