Peg Schmidt

Peg Schmidt

Swine Research Unit Manager



Purdue University


In our fast-paced, hectic world, it takes a special kind of person to have the patience to develop research protocols. Peg is one of those people. Peg loves conducting studies and developing accurate data. Even more, she loves pigs. Her interests combine perfectly to help the research team improve and design products and programs for the swine industry.

Research and Purina run in Peg’s family. Peg grew up on a genetic research farm while her father studied swine genetics. Later, she took over her dad’s position at the Purina Animal Nutrition Research Center when he retired.

Peg earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Purdue University. After graduation, she worked for a large swine production unit in Greensburg, Ind., and later managed the Monsanto Dardenne Research Dairy working on the bovine somatotropin (BST) project.

In her spare time, Peg raises beef cattle, horses and show pigs. With an innate appreciation of livestock and research, Peg feels fortunate to “work” at what she loves doing.

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