Faculty Directory

Michael Looper

Michael Looper

Department Head

Director Experiment Station

(ANSC)-Animal Science

Phone: 479-575-3745

Fax: (479) 575-5756

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Ph.D. – Oklahoma State University, Reproductive Physiology

M.S. – University of Arkansas, Animal Science

B.S. – University of Arkansas, Animal Science

Caldwell, J. D., K. P. Coffey, W. K. Coblentz, J. A. Jennings, D. S. Hubbell, III, D. L. Kreider, M. L. Looper, D. L. Galloway, E. B. Kegley, and C. F. Rosenkrans, Jr.  2011. Weaning and post-weaning performance by fall-born beef calves weaned on different dates in the spring from Neotyphodium coenophialum-infected tall fescue pastures. Livestock Sci. 135:44-52.

Strickland, J. R., M. L. Looper, J. C. Matthews, C. F. Rosenkrans, Jr., M. D. Flythe, and K. R. Brown. 2011. BOARD-INVITED REVIEW: St. Anthony’s Fire in livestock:  Causes, mechanisms and potential solutions.  J. Anim. Sci. 89:1603-1626.

Aiken, G. E., J. L. Klotz, J. M. Carter, M. L. Looper, S. F. Tabler, and F. N. Schrick.  2011.  Disrupted hair follicle activity in cattle grazing endophyte-infected tall fescue in the summer insulates core body temperatures.  Prof. Anim. Sci. 27:336-343.

Sales, M. A., M. J. Larson, S. T. Reiter, A. H. Brown, Jr., M. A. Brown, M. L. Looper, K. P. Coffey, and C. F. Rosenkrans, Jr.  2012.  Effects of bovine cytochrome P450 single nucleotide polymorphism, forage type, and body condition on production traits in cattle. J. Anim. Phys. Anim. Nut. 96:545-553.

Brauer, D., D. E. Brauer, M. L. Looper, D. Burner, D. H. Pote, and P. A. Moore, Jr. 2012.  Effects of the establishment of a forested riparian buffer and grazing on soil characteristics. Comm. Soil Sci. Plant Analy. 43:1332-1343.

Caldwell, J. D., K. P. Coffey, J. A. Jennings, D. Philipp, A. N. Young, J. D. Tucker, D. S. Hubbell, III, T. Hess, M. L. Looper, C. P. West, M. C. Savin, M. P. Popp, D. L. Kreider, D. Hallford, and C. F. Rosenkrans, Jr.  2013.  Performance by spring and fall-calving cows grazing with full, limited, or no access to toxic Neotyphodium coenophialum-infected fescue.  J. Anim. Sci. 91:465-476.

Sales, M. A., K. Y. Murphy, S. T. Reiter, A. H. Brown, Jr., M. A. Brown, M. L. Looper, and C. F. Rosenkrans, Jr.  2013.  Effects of forage type, body condition, and single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the bovine cytochrome P450 regulatory region on cow productivity. J. Anim. Phys. Anim. Nut. 97:91-96.

Mays, A. R., M. L. Looper, B. C. Williamson, K. P. Coffey, W. K. Coblentz, G. E. Aiken, and C. F. Rosenkrans, Jr. 2013.  Forage and breed effects on behavior and temperament of pregnant beef heifers. J. Anim. Sci. Biotechnol. 4:20-25.

Roberts, C. A., D. K. Davis, M. L. Looper, R. L. Kallenbach, G. E. Rottinghaus, and N. S. Hill. 2014.  Ergovaline and total ergot alkaloid concentrations in high- and low-moisture tall fescue silage. Crop Sci. 54:1887-1892.

Backes, E. A., J. D. Caldwell, B. C. Shanks, K. R. Ness, A. N. V. Stewart, L. S. Wilbers, C. A. Clifford-Rathert, A. K. Busalacki, H. A. Swartz, D. L. Kreider, and M. L. Looper.  2014. Performance by yearling Katahdin ewes grazing toxic tall fescue using either continuous or rotational grazing schemes in late spring through summer.  Sheep Goat Res. J. 29:11-16.

Devine, T. L., C. F. Rosenkrans, Jr., D. Philipp, A. J. Davis, T. D. Lester, R. W. Rorie, and M. L. Looper. 2015.  Growth, reproductive development, and estrous behavior of beef heifers treated with growth promotants. Prof. Anim. Sci. 31:114-119.

Jacobs, A., K. R. Brye, J. R. King, J. L. Douglas, L. S. Wood, L. C. Purcell, and M. L. Looper.  2015. Switchgrass management practice effects on near-surface soil properties in west-central Arkansas. Open J. Soil Sci. 5:69-96.

Lents, C. A., M. L. Looper, A. J. Ojeda, J. A. Vizcarra, and R. P. Wettemann.  2015. Removal of ruminal contents followed by restricted feeding does not affect the frequency of luteinizing hormone pulses in steers. Prof. Anim. Sci. (Accepted).

Backes, E. A., J. D. Caldwell, B. C. Shanks, K. R. Ness, A. N. V. Stewart, D. L. Kreider, and M. L. Looper. 2015. Performance and behavior of spring-born Katahdin lambs weaned using traditional or fenceline weaning methods in the morning or evening. Prof. Anim. Sci. (Accepted).

Advanced Graduate of Distinction, Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University.

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

USDA/ARS, Herbert L. Rothbart Outstanding Early Career Research Scientist.

USDA/ARS, Southern Plains Area, Early Career Research Scientist of the Year. 

LEAD21 - Leadership for the 21st Century - Class X.

Fellow, Southeastern Conference University Academic Leadership Program.