Expert in Beef Cattle, Nutrition, Management, Animal Identification Technology
Expert ID: 725757 Kansas, USA
In his position at a major USA Land Grant Institution, he has developed a laboratory that evaluates performance of numerous ISO 11785 technologies. In 2007, his laboratory was recognized as a Center of Excellence by Employer. He has conducted extensive research on RFID (numerous frequencies) of animal identification, specifically for bovine applications. The results of this work have been presented throughout the USA and world. He has developed a bulletin on animal identification that has over 50,000 copies in circulation.
He has been extensively involved in agricultural production issues for the past 24 years specifically in areas related to forage production for beef cattle production (specifically in the cow/calf and stocker sectors).
He has been extensively involved in agricultural sciences, specifically animal agriculture (bovine/beef production) for the past 24 + years as a professor at a major US land grant institution. His areas of specialization include ruminant nutrition (byproducts), forage (native grass, cereal forages, and alfalfa), light weight calf receiving management strategies and technology and information management.
As a professor at a major US land grant university, he has been extensively involved in all aspects of beef cattle production. As a professor at a major US land grant university for the past 24+ years, he has been involved in all aspects of beef cattle production, specifically nutrition and management factors that impact profitability.
He has been a professor at a major US land grant university for the past 24+ years working specifically in the area of beef cattle production.
For 24+ years he has conducted research involving ruminant (beef cattle) in a variety of production and research settings. He has conducted research with feed additives/bioceuticals, pharmaceuticals, antibiotics. The majority of this work has been conducted in cooperation with major animal health companies (including Merial, Fort Dodge, Intervet, Purina, Cargill and many others).
He developed course curriculum and conduct training sessions and provide professional presentations to numerous feed, pharmaceutical companies and trade organizations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.He conducted market analysis research and provide ongoing technical support to several commercial entities directly involved in the animal technology and identification industry.He traveled to South America to provide onsite consultation related to beef nutrition and management.
|Year: 1989||Degree: PhD||Subject: Animal Science - Ruminant Nutrition||Institution: University of Nebraska|
|Year: 1986||Degree: Master of Science||Subject: Animal Science - Beef Systems Management||Institution: Colorado State University|
|Year: 1984||Degree: Bachelor of Science||Subject: Animal Science - Industry||Institution: Colorado State University|
|Years: 1990 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor - Extension Beef Specialist||Department: Animal Sciences and Industry|
Responsibilities:He is responsible for developing and delivering research and educational programs that are relevant to the sustainability and profitability of the Kansas Beef Industry.
|Years: 2004 to 2008||Agency: USDA - APHIS||Role: Primary investigator 2 Cooperative Research Projects||Description: He successfully submitted, conducted research and completed two grant requests.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1992 to Present||Country / Region: Mexico||Summary: He has conducted training sessions and participated in conferences and personal consultations throughout the northern states (Sonora, Chihuahua and Nuevo Leon) of Mexico|
|Years: 2006 to 2006||Country / Region: Australia/New Zealand||Summary: He provided onsite consultation to a major animal identification company.|
|Years: 2007 to 2007||Country / Region: Spain/Europe||Summary: He was invited to present his research to a EU committee on animal ID regarding his research focus.|
|Years: 2007 to Present||Country / Region: Bolivia/South America||Summary: He provides ongoing consultation to a large beef production concern|
|Years: 2005 to 2005||Country / Region: France Scotland Ireland/Europe||Summary: He provided consultation services to commercial entities in animal ID and traceability using DNA technologies.|
|Associations / Societies|
|He belongs to the American Society of Animal Science and American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Professional Animal Scientist (PAS)|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He is extensively published in a variety of venues; refereed journal articles, extension publications, one book chapter and numerous popular presses.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|He has been an expert witness in cases requiring research, onsite review and development of final expert opinion briefs.|
|Training / Seminars|
|As an professor and Extension Beef Specialist over the past 24+ years, he has developed a multitude of courses, conferences and seminars related to beef cattle (Cow/calf and Stocker) and technology use/application (animal identification)|
|Over the past 24+ years, he has developed a network of contacts involved in the beef industry, pharmaceutical, grains processing and animal ID fields.|
|He has been an invited speaker at hundreds of conferences and meetings throughout the USA and world. Moreover, he has been invited to contribute short opinion briefs to major trade publications as well as a reviewer of USDA innovation grants and journal manuscript submissions to the Journal of Animal Science and Professional Animal Scientist.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|In addition to animal agriculture, he has an extensive background in forage production practices. His skill set is unique in that he has extensive experience in the use and application of handheld computers and radio frequency identification applications for food animal applications.|
|Spanish||He has an intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish.|
Fields of Expertise
agricultural research, animal science, animal study, beef cattle, bovine cow, bovine mammal, domestic cattle, livestock, ruminant, agricultural electronic equipment, agricultural production, feedstuff, agricultural management, agriculture, animal, husbandry, animal research, radio-frequency electronic equipment, animal drug testing, plant growth, experimental agriculture, agribusiness, agriculture future studies, farming, applied science, United States Department of Agriculture, animal crop, science, artificial insemination