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Randy Harp
Professor of Animal Sciences
Contact Information
Email:harp@tarleton.edu
Office:Joe W. Autry (Agriculture) Building, 309C
Phone:254-968-9212

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Courses Offered

Undergraduate
Graduate

Research and Scholarly Activities

Research Activities
  • Effects of Creep Feeding Interval on Baby Piglet Performance and Subsequent Reproductive Performance in Sows
  • Effects of Lunar Signs on Castration in Piglets
  • The Influence of Participating in Secondary FFA and 4-H Activities on Enrollment at Tarleton State University
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Publications

Refereed Publications
  • Shelton N. W., R. M. Harp, B. D. Lambert, A. C. Seidel. 2011. The Effects of Ascophylum nodosum on Swine Performance and Carcass Traits. Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Volume 24:8.
  • Bryan, K. G., R. M. Harp, B. D. Lambert, J. M. Cadle, and W. G. Snider. 2011. The Effects of Supplemental Probiotics and Spray-Dried Egg Proteins on Piglet Growth and Performance Characteristics. Poster at the Texas A&M System Pathways Symposium Conference. College Station, Texas.
  • Donalson, M. E., R. M. Harp, D. H. Kattes, B. D. Lambert, and D. G. McGahan. 2011. Effects of Different Cultivation Techniques and Chemical Treatments on Coastal Bermudagrass Re-Establishment Following Winter Haying. Proceedings/Abstract at the ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meetings in conjunction with the Canadian Society of Soil Science. San Antonio, Texas. Currently UNDER REVIEW with the Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Elrod, N. D., R. M. Harp, and K. G. Bryan. 2011. Effects of Calcium Supplementation on Swine Parturition. Abstract and Poster at the Texas A&M System Pathways Symposium Conference. College Station, Texas
  • Harp, R. M., and R. T. Tarpley. 2011. VATAT Professional Development Conference, Arlington, TX “2012 Update: National FFA Meats CDE”
  • Tarpley, R. T., and R. M. Harp. 2010. "Where's the Beef" Preparing FFA Meat Judgers Without Beef Carcasses. Proceedings of the National Convention of the National Association of Agricultural Educators; Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Frenzel, M. A., R. M. Harp, B. D. Lambert, J. M. Cadle, L. L. Garcia, W. G. Snider, and C. L. Seely. 2010. Effect of ractopamine hydrochloride on growth and carcass characteristics of lightweight swine. Proceedings of the Reciprocal Meat Conference. Lubbock, Texas. Also, currently UNDER REVIEW with the Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Garcia, L. L., R. M. Harp, B. D. Lambert, J. T. Sawyer, and M. A. Frenzel. 2010. Effects of wet aging and temperature on Warner-Bratzler shear force values and cooking loss of pork loins. Proceedings of the Reciprocal Meat Conference. Lubbock, Texas.
  • Harp, R. M. 2010. Invited Presentation. Philosophy on Writing Questions for Meat Evaluation. Reciprocal Meat Conference/American Meat Science Association: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
  • Seidel, A.C., R.M. Harp, D.A. Snyder, B.D. Lambert, J.A. Godfrey. 2008. Increasing Reproductive Performance in Swine: By Using GnRH Treatments and the Addition of PGF2?. Poster Competition.Texas A&M System Pathways Research Symposium Conference.
  • Seidel, A. C., R. M. Harp, M. A. Carr, G. C. Hilton, B. D. Lambert, J. A. Stafford, L. J. Sell, L. B. Darling. 2008. The Effectiveness of Ethanol on Growth and Carcass Characteristics for Feeder Lambs. Tarleton State University Research Symposium Poster Competition
  • Reinhard, M. S., B. D. Lambert, J. P. Muir, R. M. Harp. 2008. Effects of protein and energy supplementation on in situ disappearance of low–quality Coastal Bermudagrass hay in goats. Poster Presentation. American Society of Animal Sciences. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Feild, K. L., R. M. Harp, B. D. Lambert, and K. W. McGregor. 2008. The Effects of Feeding Ractopamine Hydrochloride to Show-Type Gilts on Reproductive Performance. Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Volume 21: 50.
  • Patterson, J. M., J. P. Muir, B. D. Lambert, R. M. Harp. 2006. Commercial feed as supplement to Coastal bermudagrass, Tifton 85 bermudagrass or sorghum-Sudan had fed to growing wether kids. Goat Nutrition Research in Texas.
  • Jackson, J. E., R. M. Harp, B. D. Lambert, G. E. Kaiser, J. M. Cadle, and J. Stafford. 2006. The Effect of Aspergillus oryzae on Performance of Swine. Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Volume 19.
  • Olufson-Godfrey, J. A., C. M. Mabry, R. M. Harp, R. C. Hines, B. D. Lambert. 2005. A Comparison of Growth, Carcass, Characteristics and Cost of Gain Among Hogs Marketed at Heavy and Light Weights. 2005 Texas A&M Agriculture Program Conference, College Station Texas. Abstract
  • Packard, C., J.P. Muir, R.M. Wittie, and R. Harp. 2004. Peanut stover and bermudagrass hay for wethers on hardwood range in north central Texas. July 26, 2004. St. Louis, MO. J. Anim. Sci. 82, Suppl. 1:35.
  • Unruh, J. & Harp, R. M., Alternative Meat Judging Classes. 1997. Reciprocal Meat Conference Proceedings. American Meat Science Association, Chicago, IL,
  • Stiffler, D. M., E. E. Ray, and R. M. Harp. 1978. Effects of Electrical Stimulation in Beef Muscle, pH and Tenderness, West, Sec. Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci. 29:151.
  • Wetteman, R. P., M. E. Wells, L. W. Brock, R. K. Johnson, R. Harp, and R. Vencl. 1977. Recovery of Normal Semen Quality after Heat Stress of Boars, Animal Sci. Res. Rpt. Agric. Exp. Sta. OSU MP 101:152.
Non-Refereed Publications
  • Harp, R. M., K. Adams, O. Mitchell, J. Odom, R. Gebault-King, J. Pitcock, B. Mikel, R. S. Tarpley, D. Bishop, D. R. Woerner, G. W. Davis. 2011. Meat Science and Food Safety. CEV70574; ISBN: 9781614591184. CEV Multimedia, Educational DVD. Lubbock, TX
  • Harp, R. M., M. F. Miller, J. Carter, E. Puckett, D. R. Woerner, D. Griffin, M. Barley, T. Jobe. 2011. Retail Cut ID. CEV80290; ISBN: 9781614590729. CEV Multimedia, Educational DVD. Lubbock, TX
  • Smith, G. C., et al. 2000. Meat Evaluation Handbook. American Meat Science Association
  • Instructional Materials Service, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. 2000. Meat Processing Curriculum Guide for the State of Texas.
Presentations
  • Harp, R. M., and R. T. Tarpley. 2011. VATAT Professional Development Conference, Arlington, TX “2012 Update: National FFA Meats CDE” .
  • Tarpley, R. T., and R. M. Harp. 2010. "Where's the Beef" Preparing FFA Meat Judgers Without Beef Carcasses. Proceedings of the National Convention of the National Association of Agricultural Educators; Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Reciprocal Meat Conference(s); American Meat Science Association: Texas Tech University (2010): Philosophy on Writing Questions for Meat Evaluation
  • Reciprocal Meat Conference(s); American Meat Science Association: University of Arkansas (2009): Recruiting and Retention Strategies for Meat Judging
  • Reciprocal Meat Conference(s); American Meat Science Association: South Dakota State University (2007): “Effective Evaluation of Reasons and Questions within Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest"s
  • Reciprocal Meat Conference(s); American Meat Science Association: University of Illinois (2006): “Meat Evaluation Class Alternatives”
  • Reciprocal Meat Conference(s); American Meat Science Association: Indianapolis, IN (2001) “Coaching to Succeed: Teaching and Preparing Students for Questions in Meat Evaluation”
  • Reciprocal Meat Conference(s); American Meat Science Association: Brigham Young University (1996) “Alternative Meat Judging Classes”
  • Reciprocal Meat Conference(s); American Meat Science Association: Penn State University (1994) “Techniques for Evaluating Pork Loin Value”
  • Reciprocal Meat Conference(s); American Meat Science Association: Kansas State University (1991) “Teaching Techniques for Proper Pork Carcass Evaluation”
  • Oklahoma Association of Community Junior Colleges Convention, Oklahoma
  • City, OK (1993) “The Role of Faculty in Community College
  • Governance” (Serving as Chairman of the Faculty Advisory Committee to the Chancellor of Higher Education for the State Regents of Oklahoma Higher Education )
  • American Society of Animal Science Meetings: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (1979) “Effects of Feeding Regime on Suprimal Yields from Steers and Heifers”
  • American Society of Animal Science Meetings: Western-Section American Society of Animal Science Meeting, Cal Poly Pomona, CA (1978) “The Effects of Electrical Stimulation on Beef Palatability Characteristics”

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Degrees

  • Ph.D. 1998 Oklahoma State University
  • M.S. 1979 New Mexico State University
  • B.S. 1976 Oklahoma State University

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