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 Expert  725757

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

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Kansas (KS)
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Summary of Expertise:

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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 Expert's University. 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).


agricultural research


animal science


animal study


beef cattle


bovine cow


bovine mammal


domestic cattle






agricultural electronic equipment


agricultural production




agricultural management








animal research

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Kansas City, Missouri;  Saint Joseph, Missouri;  Kansas City, Kansas;  Topeka, Kansas;  Olathe, Kansas;  and Lawrence, Kansas.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1989   PhD   Animal Science - Ruminant Nutrition   University of Nebraska  
1986   Master of Science   Animal Science - Beef Systems Management   Colorado State University  
1984   Bachelor of Science   Animal Science - Industry   Colorado State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to


(Undisclosed University)


Animal Sciences and Industry


Professor - Extension Beef Specialist


He is responsible for developing and delivering research and educational programs that are relevant to the sustainability and profitability of the Kansas Beef Industry.

Career Accomplishments:

He belongs to the American Society of Animal Science and American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists


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.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Veterinary Therapeutics  
 - The Professional Animal Scientist  
 - Journal of Animal Science  
 - Veterinary Clinics: Food Animal Practice  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2004 to 2008   USDA - APHIS   Primary investigator 2 Cooperative Research Projects   He successfully submitted, conducted research and completed two grant requests.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • 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.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has been an expert witness in cases requiring research, onsite review and development of final expert opinion briefs.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in feeding/moving cattle for product liability case.
  • Expert for consulting on livestock product liability feed case.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1992 to   Mexico   He has conducted training sessions and participated in conferences and personal consultations throughout the northern states (Sonora, Chihuahua and Nuevo Leon) of Mexico
2006 to 2006   Australia/New Zealand   He provided onsite consultation to a major animal identification company.
2007 to 2007   Spain/Europe   He was invited to present his research to a EU committee on animal ID regarding his research focus.
2007 to   Bolivia/South America   He provides ongoing consultation to a large beef production concern
2005 to 2005   France Scotland Ireland/Europe   He provided consultation services to commercial entities in animal ID and traceability using DNA technologies.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   He has an intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish.

Market Research:
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.

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Additional Skills and Services:

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)

Supplier and Vendor Location and 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.

Other Skills and Services

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.


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