Dr Neil Beck

BSc Nottingham, PhD Michigan State

Dr Neil Beck

Emeritus Lecturer

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I obtained BSc in Agricultural Science from the University of Notttingham and a PhD in Dairy Science from Michigan State University.

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My other interests include squash, tennis and fishing.


My teaching includes Part 1 modules in Animal Science and Animal Physiology (in the Institute of Biological Sciences) and more specialised modules on reproduction and animal production science in Part2.


I conduct research into animal reproduction and my main areas of research are the factors affecting the embryo survival in juvenile ewes and the effect of late pregnancy nutrition on lactational performance in dairy cows.


Beck, NFG, Khan, TH & Khalid, M 2009, 'The effect of hCG treatment on Day 12 post-mating on ovarian function and reproductive performance of ewes and ewe lambs' Animal Reproduction Science, vol 116, no. 1-2, pp. 162-168. DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2009.01.010
Beck, NFG, Khalid, M & Khan, TH 2007, 'The effects of GnRH analogue (buserelin) or hCG (Chorulon) on Day 12 of pregnancy on ovarian function, plasma hormone concentrations, conceptus growth and placentation in ewes and ewe lambs' Animal Reproduction Science, pp. 3-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2006.11.007
Khan, TH, Beck, NFG, Mann, GE & Khalid, M 2006, 'Effect of post-mating GnRH analogue (buserelin) treatment on PGF(2 alpha) release in ewes and ewe lambs' Animal Reproduction Science, vol 95, no. 1-2, pp. 107-115. DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2005.09.010
Beck, NFG, Dewhurst, RJ & Al-Mabruk, RM 2004, 'Effects of silage species and supplemental vitamin E on the oxidative stability of milk' Journal of Dairy Science, vol 87, no. 2, pp. 406-412. DOI: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(04)73180-X
Davies-Morel, MCG & Beck, NFG 2003, 'A comparison of plasma growth hormone, insulin, free fatty acid and glucose concentrations during oestrus and early pregnancy in Clun Forest ewe lambs and ewes' Small Ruminant Research, vol 48, no. 2, pp. 127-134. DOI: 10.1016/S0921-4488(03)00008-7
Hastie, PM, Khalid, M, Beck, NFG & Khan, TH 2003, 'hCG treatment on day of mating improves embryo viability and fertility in ewe lambs' Animal Reproduction Science, vol 76, no. 1-2, pp. 1-2. DOI: 10.1016/S0378-4320(02)00194-X
Beck, NFG, Abbas, SK, Care, AD, Charles, JM & Khalid, M 2002, 'Relationship between intrafollicular concentrations of parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) and steroid hormones in oestrogenic and non-oestrogenic ovarian follicles in the mare' Animal Reproduction Science, vol 76, no. 1-2, pp. 1-2. DOI: 10.1016/S0378-4320(02)00193-8
Dhanoa, MS, Borgida, LP, Beck, NFG, Wadhwa, D & Dewhurst, RJ 2001, 'Development of a simple in vitro assay for estimating net rumen acid load from diet ingredients' Journal of Dairy Science, pp. 1109-1117.
Moorby, J, Dewhurst, RJ, Tweed, J, Dhanoa, MS & Beck, N 2000, 'Effects of Altering the Energy and Protein Supply to Dairy Cows During the Dry Period. 2. Metabolic and Hormonal Responses' Journal of Dairy Science, vol 83, no. 8, pp. 1795-1805. DOI: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(00)75050-8
Beck, NF, Davies-Morel, MCG & Davies, B 1996, 'A comparison of ovulation rate and embryonic mortality in ewe lambs and ewes and the role of late embryo loss in ewe lamb sub fertility' Animal Science, vol 62, no. 1, pp. 79-83. DOI: 10.1017/S135772980001434X