Timothy Safranski



State Swine Breeding Extension Specialist &
Education Director - Ext. Animal Health & Production

Division of Animal Sciences

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

Our research is aimed at capturing greater genetic value by improving genetics or reproductive efficiency of swine. In recent years we have had a focus on managing the breeding herd under thermal stress (summer). I work with the management of the breeding herd and piglets including survival, age at puberty, semen production and quality. My majority appointment is in Extension where I lead the Swine Focus Team and individually work to enhance reproductive efficiency on commercial farms, which includes site visits, consultations with farmers or those that support them, data analysis, and the Boar Stud Managers Conference.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., 1994, University of Missouri
  • M.S., 1990, University of Missouri
  • B.S., 1987, Oregon State University

Courses taught

  • Animal Science 4978/7978: Swine Production
  • Farrowing Management (as part of the Swine Science Online program)