Beef Research


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Personnel

Wesley H. (Wes) Gilliam
Research Specialist II

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

Adam Hopkins
Extension Area Specialist
Farm Management

Frank David (David) Kirkpatrick
Professor
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

Brian Whitlock
Assistant Professor
Field Services, Theriogenology

Events

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

Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo, 10/8/2015

 

News

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 Didnít Know about Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 5/6/2017

Beef Heifer Development CenterĖOne Year Later, 12/29/2016

Answers to Farmersí Questions, 10/22/2016

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

Fall 2016 Upcoming Events, 9/17/2016

Our Fondest Memories: Our Tribute to John Hodges, 7/24/2016

Video


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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.



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


 

Recent Publications

Beef Cattle Farmersí Marketing Preferences for Selling Local Beef.  DeLong, K. L., K. L. Jensen, A. P. Griffith, and E. McLeod.  2019.  Agribusiness: an International Journal.

Maximizing Microbes: Improving feed efficiency and nutrition for sustainable beef.  Myer, P.  2019.  Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation (SoAR), Invited article. To be published 2019.

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. J., L. G. Strickland, F. D. Kirkpatrick, J. L. Edwards, K. Pohler, A. M. Saxton, L. Schneider, J. K. Smith, and F. N. Schrick.  2018.  Proceedings Theriogenology Conference.

Occurrence of proximal droplets in performance-tested beef bulls.  Bartenslager, Z., L. G. Strickland, F. D. Kirkpatrick, J. L. Edwards, K. Pohler, A. M. Saxton, L. Schneider, J. K. Smith, and F. N. Schrick.  2018.  2018 Theriogenology Conference Proceeings.

Beef production is good for Mother Nature.  Bates, G. E.  2018.  TCA Cattle Business - November.

Simulated Calving Season Length Impact on Beef Cattle Profitability.  Boyer, C., and A. P. Griffith.  2018.  Agricultural and Applied Economics Association annual meeting,.

Maternal nutrition and stage of early pregnancy in beef heifers: Impacts on hexose and AA concentrations in maternal and fetal fluids.  Crouse, M. S., N. P. Greseth, K. McLean, M. R. Crosswhite, N. Negrin-Pereira, A. K. Ward, L. P. Reynolds, C. R. Dahlen, B. W. Neville, P. P. Borowicz, and J. S. Caton.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science.

Effect of complexed trace minerals on oocyte and embryo production in beef cattle.  Dantas, F. G., R. V. Oliveira, R. S. Carvalho, G. A. Franco, S. T. Reese, C. R. Abbott, R. R. Payton, J. Russell, J. L. Edwards, J. K. Smith, and K. Pohler.  2018.  IETS.

Effect of complexed trace minerals on cumulus-oocyte complex recovery and embryo production in beef cattle.  Dantas, F., F. Oliveira, R. Carvalho, G. Franco, S. Reese, C. Abbott, R. R. Payton, J. L. Edwards, J. Russell, J. K. Smith, and K. Pohler.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science.

The effect of feeding ferric citrate on rumen microbial communities and methanogenesis in growing beef steers E. A. Melchior, K. E. Hales, A. K. Lindholm-Perry, J. E. Wells, and P. Myer.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science, 96, (Issue suppl_1) 14.

Tennessee Beef Producers' Willingness to Participate in a State Branded Beef Program E. McLeod, K. L. Jensen, A. P. Griffith, and K. L. DeLong.  2018.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. [Abstract]