Beef Research

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Wesley H. (Wes) Gilliam
Research Specialist III

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

Adam Hopkins
Extension Area Specialist
Farm Management

Frank David (David) Kirkpatrick
Beef Cattle Breeding

David McIntosh
Coordinator III
Beef and Forage Center

Tammy L. McKinley
IT Administrator III

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

Perry K. Pratt
Research Associate I
Beef Cattle

Justin Rhinehart
Assistant Professor
Beef Cattle

Jason Kaleb Smith
Assistant Professor
Extension Beef Cattle Specialist

Charlie G. Stogner
Beef Cattle Supervisor
TN Beef Hefer Development Program

Brian Whitlock
Assistant Professor
Field Services, Theriogenology


Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo, 10/10/2019

Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo, 10/11/2018

Grass-Fed Beef Workshop Scheduled for West Tennessee, 8/14/2018

Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day, 6/21/2018

Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo, 10/12/2017

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



Position Announcement - Center Director Greeneville, 7/12/2019

Commendations Corner - July 2019, 7/9/2019

The Hat, 1/17/2019

Trade Agreement with Japan Is Crucial for U.S. Beef Industry, 7/26/2018

Researchers Examine Feasibility of a Tennessee Certified Beef Program, 4/27/2018

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 5/6/2017

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

Answers to Farmers’ Questions, 10/22/2016


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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

Temporal Stability of the Ruminal Bacterial Community in Beef Steers B. A. Clemmons, C. Martino, L. Schneider, M. M. Embree, and P. Myer.  2019.  Scientific Reports, 9:9522.

Reproductive Failure’s Impact on Beef Cow Profitability.  Boyer, C., A. P. Griffith, and K. L. DeLong.  2019.  Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Seasonal Hay Feeding for Cattle Production in the Fescue Belt Boyer, C., D. M. Lambert, A. P. Griffith, C. D. Clark, and B. C. English.  2019.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, pp 1-14. [Abstract]

Beef Cattle Farmers’ Marketing Preferences for Selling Local Beef.  DeLong, K. L., K. L. Jensen, A. P. Griffith, and E. McLeod.  2019.  Agribusiness: an International Journal, 35(3):343-357. [Abstract]

A Multiple Indicator Multiple Causation Analysis of Beef Cattle Farmers’ Information Use E. McLeod, K. L. Jensen, K. L. DeLong, and A. P. Griffith.  2019.  Journal of Extension, 57(3):1-13.

Estimating Restaurant Willingness to Pay for Local Beef.  Griffith, A. P., L. McKay, K. L. DeLong, K. L. Jensen, C. Boyer, and D. M. Lambert.  2019.  UT Extension.

Restaurant Willingness to Pay for Local Beef.  L. McKay, K. L. DeLong, K. L. Jensen, A. P. Griffith, C. Boyer, and D. M. Lambert.  2019.  Agribusiness: an International Journal, 35(4): 610-624.

Effects of endophyte-infected tall fescue seed and red clover isoflavones on rumen microbial populations and physiological parameters of beef cattle Melchior, E.A., J. K. Smith, L. Schneider, J. T. Mulliniks, G. E. Bates, M. D. Flythe, J. L. Klotz, J. Huihua, J. P. Goodman, A. R. Lee, J. M. Caldwell, and P. Myer.  2019.  Translational Animal Science, 3:316–328.

Implications of KORUS on U.S. beef in South Korea.  Muhammad, A., J. M. Thompson, and K. L. DeLong.  2019.  International Journal of Trade and Global Markets.

Maximizing Microbes: Improving feed efficiency and nutrition for sustainable beef Myer, P.  2019.  Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation (SoAR), Retaking The Field Volume 4. Invited article.

Evaluation of bacterial communities in the uterus and vagina between resulting pregnant and non-pregnant postpartum beef cows Ault, T. B., B. A. Clemmons, P. Myer, and K. Pohler.  2018.  UT Beef and Forage Center Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UT Beef and Forage Center Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting. Knoxville, TN.

Occurrence of proximal droplets in performance-tested beef bulls.  Bartenslager, Z.  2018.  M.S. Thesis.