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Expert in Beef Cattle, Nutrition, Management, Animal Identification Technology

Expert ID: 725757 Kansas, USA

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During the past 24+ years as a professor at a major land grant institution, he has conducted a multitude of research studies evaluating nutritional, health and management that relates to beef cattle and forages production.

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.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
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

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
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.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
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.

International Experience

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.

Career Accomplishments

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.

Additional Experience

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)
Vendor Selection
Over the past 24+ years, he has developed a network of contacts involved in the beef industry, pharmaceutical, grains processing and animal ID fields.
Marketing Experience
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.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish He has an intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish.

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