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 Expert  723126

Expert in Animal Science, Livestock, Beef Cattle Management, Beef Cattle Nutrition

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Utah (UT)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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He has a Doctorate degree in Animal Science. He was raised on a farm and ranch and participated in all of the various activities. He conducts applied research in animal production and understands methodology, data collection and publication. He works with livestock producers throughout the US and Canada on production, marketing and management issues. With his science and applied background, he has strong animal science and agriculture base.

He has been involved with animal breeding studies and works with livestock producers on issues related to breeding. He has a Doctorate in Animal Science. He has studied in this area for 35 years and is a faculty member (Full Professor and Associate Department Head) in the Dept of Animal Science at Utah State University. He is a member of the American Society of Animal Science. He has conducted or collaborated in dozens of studies, including data collection, analysis and publication and presentation.

He has been an expert witness on cases relative to animal management and animal behavior. He works with animals and is around them daily. His research reflects animal management, behavior, nutrition and other aspects of animal production. He is an Animal Scientist with training in ruminant nutrition. Feedstuffs are integral to the understanding of ruminant nutrition. He has taken many feedstuffs-related classes and now teaches these concepts to others.


agricultural research






domestic cattle


experimental agriculture




agricultural management




animal breeding




animal housing


breeding management




animal science


animal research


animal study




applied animal behavior





Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Salt Lake City, Utah;  Sandy, Utah;  Ogden, Utah;  West Jordan, Utah;  Layton, Utah;  and Pocatello, Idaho.

Often requested
with this expert:

Dairy Cattle Nutrition, Feed Additives, Hay, Livestock...
Beef Cattle, Nutrition, Management, Animal Identification...
Livestock Fencing, Livestock/ Auto Collisions, Horse/ Auto...
Nutritional Biochemistry

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1997   PhD   Animal Science   Utah State University   Summa Cum Laude
1978   MSc   Animal Science   Oregon State University   Summa Cum Laude
1977   BSc   Animal Science   Utah State University   Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to


Expert's Firm


Animal Science


Professor and Associate Department Head


At this state university, Expert conducts research, teaches a senior level animal science course and conducts Extension activities relative to beef cattle management and nutrition.

1998 to 2006


Utah State University


Animal Science


Associate Professor


Expert conducted Research, Teaching and Extension relative to beef cattle management and nutrition

1981 to 1998


Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development


Extension and Research


Research Scientist and Extension Specialist


He conducted research and developed Extension programs relative to beef cattle management, reproduction, nutrition, grazing, etc.

1978 to 1981


Cargill, Inc.




Feed Mill Manager and Marketing


He managed a feed mill for livestock and managed a marketing area.

Career Accomplishments:

American Society of Animal Science; National Cattlemen's Beef Association; Utah Cattlemen's Association

Professional Appointments

Editor: Utah State University Beef Newsletter; Editor: Nutrition Section, Cow/Calf Mgt Guide; Reviewer: J Anim Sci.


Western Section, American Society of Animal Science Extension Specialist 2001

Publications and Patents Summary

He has authored or co-authored 62 research-related papers, over 230 Extension articles, publications, newsletters, and popular press, and have spoken at over 315 conferences and seminars in 24 years of Extension work.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Utah State University Extension Publication  
 - Canadian Journal of Animal Science  
 - Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances  
 - Cow-calf Management Guide and Cattle Producer's Library  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1998 to 2005   USDA-ARS   Collaboration   Collaborative research on selected grasses and perennial forage kochia and the impacts of livestock
2003 to 2005   USDA-CSREES   Grant Reviewer   Reviewed grants for three specific government funded programs.
2000 to   USAID   Expert and Consultant   Agriculture and academic expert and consultant for NGOs and others.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He reviewed feedlot management and facilitated changes required.
  • He reviewed a cow/calf ranch and made suggestions how to improve production and income.
  • He collaborated with other scientists on a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving.
  • He consulted with economists to determine the most feasible approach for a ranch to take to increase income.
  • He consulted with a farm in consultation with a veterinarian to determine why production levels were low.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Livestock nutrition expert for consulting on bioenergy feed formulations suitable and beneficial for Russian cattle farms.
  • Cattle farming expert for consulting on Cattle Farming required.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has consulted on a number of cases as an expert witness, conducted depositions, prepared reports and provided testimony.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Request for expert witness in eastern Oregon.
  • Expert in feeding/moving cattle for product liability case.
  • Expert for consulting on livestock product liability feed case.
  • Pet food nutrition expert witness for consulting on Effects of ingredients or lack thereof in food on mortality of herd.
  • Cattle ranch management expert witness.
  • Expert in live stock production and dealing for consulting on cattle purchase and sales.
  • Expert in livestock farming in Idaho for testimony on whether dogs are considered livestock.
  • Animal psychology expert for consulting on goat behavior.
  • Expert in animal feed industry standards for litigation.
  • Veterinary expert for consulting on standard of care.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1981 to 1998   Canada   He was employed by Alberta Agriculture in the province of Alberta to work with beef producers to assist them in their management and conduct applied research.
2000 to   Various   Expert on agriculture and academics for NGOs and others. Many countries visited and worked in including: Mali, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Ecuador, Azerbaijan, Nepal, China, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Australia, Argentina

Market Research:
He has worked as a marketing consultant early in his career.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has developed and delivered many courses, workshops and field days for the agriculture community on beef related subjects over the past 35 years.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has served on selection committees for agriculture and educational construction projects.

Other Skills and Services

International agriculture and development. Countries include Ecuador, Mongolia, Bangladesh, China, Mali, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nepal, Indonesia, Australia, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Canada, Mexico, Central America


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