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George F. Grandle
Associate Professor, Post retirement appointment
Livestock Production Systems

Frank David (David) Kirkpatrick
Beef Cattle Breeding

Tammy L. McKinley
Extension Specialist I

Perry K Pratt
Research Associate I
Beef Cattle

Justin Rhinehart
Assistant Professor
Beef Cattle

David McIntosh
Coordinator III
Beef and Forage Center

John Travis (Travis) Mulliniks
Assistant Professor
Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management

Wesley H (Wes) Gilliam
Research Specialist II

Jason Smith
Assistant Professor
Extension Beef Cattle Specialist


Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day, 6/22/2017

Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo, 10/13/2016

Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day, 6/23/2016

Southeast Tennessee Beef Summit, 4/29/2016

New Conference for Those Interested in Producing Grass-Fed Beef, 3/17/2016

Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo, 10/8/2015

Tobacco, Beef and More, 6/25/2015

Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo, 10/9/2014

Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day, 6/26/2014

Value-Added Beef Conference, 3/3/2014



Beef Heifer Development Center–One Year Later, 12/29/2016

#GrowTheHerd - Tennessee Beef Heifer Development Center to Open Soon, 9/16/2015

Statewide Partnership Announced To Boost Tennessee Beef Industry, 12/16/2014

The 'More' in Tobacco, Beef & More, 6/25/2014

UT Institute of Agriculture Hosts “Co-op Knows Beef Bonanza”, 8/15/2013


1 mention

Heifer Development 
Tennessee's beef producers are looking to turn dropping cattle numbers around with a new focus on cattle reproduction.

1 mention

Cattle Facility 
Beef cattle farming is Tennessee's top agricultural commodity - generating nearly 600 million dollars each year.


Recent Publications

Influence of post-weaning management system during the finishing phase on grasslands or feedlot on aiming to improvement of the beef cattle production Barbero, R. P., E. B. Malheiros, R. N. Oakes, J. T. Mulliniks, L. M. Deviatti, J. F. W. Koscheck, E. P. Romanzini, A. C. Ferrari, D. M. Renesto, T. T. Berchielli, A. C. Ruggieri, and R. A. Reis.  2017.  Agricultural Systems.

Using Pregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein (PAG) on Day 24 As Marker for Pregnancy on Beef Cattle.  Dantas, F. G., K. E. Zechiel, S. T. Reese, G. A. Franco, J. Rhinehart, and K. Pohler.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science, Southern Section Meetings, Franklin, TN.

Sire Effect on Pregnancy Associated Glycoprotein (PAG) Concentrations in Nelore Beef Cows.  Franco, G. A., C. F. G. Martins, R. F. G. Peres, J. L. M. Vasconcelos, and K. Pohler.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science, Southern Section Meetings, Franklin, TN.

Rumen-protected arginine alters blood flow parameters and luteinizing hormone concentration in cyclic beef cows consuming toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue seed Green, M. A., B. Whitlock, J. L. Edwards, E. J. Scholljegerdes, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science.

Effect of forage species and supplement type on rumen kinetics and serum metabolites in developing beef heifers grazing winter forage.  McFarlane, Z. D., R. P. Barbero, R. N. Oakes, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2017.  American Society of Animal Science Annual Conference.

Post-weaning feed efficiency decreased in progeny from high milk producing beef cows.  Mulliniks, J. T., S. R. Edwards, J. D. Hobbs, Z. D. McFarlane, and E. R. Cope.  2017.  Proceedings from the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science.

Analysis of the gut bacterial communities in beef cattle and their association with feed intake, growth, and efficiency Myer, P., J. E. Wells, T. P. L. Smith, L. A. Kuehn, and H. C. Freetly.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science.

Abscisic Acid Improves Tomato Fruit Quality by Increasing Soluble Sugar Concentrations Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  Journal of Plant Nutrition.

Effects of pre-weaning feed supplementation and total versus fenceline weaning on the physiology and performance of beef steers.  Campistol, C., H. G. Kattesh, J. C. Waller, E. L. Rawls, J. D. Arthington, J. A. Carroll, G. M. Pighetti, and A. M. Saxton.  2016.  International Journal of Livestock Production, 7(8):48-54.

Host animal genetic influence in rumen microbial community establishment in cows.  Clemmons, B. A., J. T. Mulliniks, D. R. Donohoe, and P. Myer.  2016.  UT Beef and Forage Center Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UT Beef and Forage Center Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting. Knoxville, TN.

Effect of ovulatory follicle maturity on the oocyte transcriptome in beef cows.  Dickinson, S. E., J. A. Green, T. W. Geary, K. Pohler, G. A. Bridges, and M. F. Smith.  2016.  Biology of Reproduction, Society for the Study of Reproduction Annual Meeting. San Diego, California.

Temperament affects rangeland use patterns and reproductive performance of beef cows.  Goodman, L. E., A. F. Cibils, R. L. Wesley, J. T. Mulliniks, M. K. Petersen, E. J. Scholljegerdes, and S. H. Cox.  2016.  Rangelands, 38:1-5.