Gene Pirelli
Extension Specialist
Polk County
Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences
Polk County Extension
182 SW Academy Room 102
Dallas, OR 97338
United States


M.S. Animal Science, Oregon State University, 1979

B.S. Animal Science, Oregon State University, 1977

B.S. Agricultural Education, Oregon State University, 1977


Refereed Journal Articles

Hall, JA, Van Saun RJ, Nichols T, Mosher W, Pirelli G.  Comparison of selenium status in sheep after short-term exposure to high-selenium-fertilized forage or mineral supplement.  Small Ruminant Research.  Volume 82 (2009) pages 40–45.

S. J. Filley, A. Peters, C. Bouska, G. Pirelli, and J. Oldfield.  Selenium Fertilization of Pastures for Improved Forage Selenium Content. Professional Animal Scientist. Volume 23, Number 2, April 2007  p. 144.

Proceedings of regional conferences

Pirelli, Gene J. (2005) Selenium Fertilization to Prevent Selenium Deficiency.  Proceedings, Oregon Agricultural Extension Association Professional Development Conference.  Portland, OR.

Pulsipher, Gary, R. Hathaway, W. Mosher, G. Pirelli and T. DelCurto. (2004) The effect of fertilizing with sodium selenite on selenium concentration of hay and drain water and serum selenium concentrations in beef heifers and calves.  Proceedings, Western Section of American Society of Animal Science, Vol. 55.

Hathaway, Ron, James Oldfield, Scott Paxton and Gene Pirelli.  (2001)  Selenium Fertilization of Pastures.  Proceedings,  Western Section, American Society of Animal Science. Vol.52 


Three abstracts at National Meetings.

Statewide Extension Publications

Nicole P. Anderson, John M. Hart, Donald A. Horneck, Dan M. Sullivan, Neil W. Christensen, and Gene J. Pirelli.  Evaluating Soil Nutrients and pH by Depth.  EM 9014 (October 2010)

Hathaway, Ron and Gene Pirelli.  Forage Evaluation.  Chapter in Beef Cattle Nutrition Workbook.  Extension publication EM 8883-E.  (2005)

Pirelli, Gene J. , John Hart, Shelby Filley, Marni Porath, Mylen Bohle and Jay Carr.  Early Season Forage for Western Oregon Pastures.  Extension Publication 8852-E (2004)

Pirelli, Gene J.  (2003).  Caring For New Feeder Pigs.

Jaeger, John, Pirelli, Gene and Dale Weber.  (2003) Beef Cow-Calf Management Guide.  EM 8827.

Aldrich-Markham, Susan, Pirelli, Gene and Morrie Craig.  Endophytes in Grass Seed And Grass Seed Straw.  Extension Publication (2003)

Burt, Larry, Shelby Filley, Pete Schreder and Gene Pirelli.  OAIN System.  Extension publication.  (2003)