First week in the feedlot!

Someone forgot to tell me about that part of the deal. I have only been working in my new job at the feedlot for one week and I have not stopped learning. Northwest Texas is awful close to the “No Man’s Land” of Oklahoma, and it sure seems like things run at just a slower … Continue reading First week in the feedlot!

Review of Nutritional Recommendations of Feedlot Consulting Nutritionists

Vasconcelos, J.T. and M.L. Galyean. 2007. Nutritional Recommendations of Feedlots Consulting Nutritionists: The 2007 Texas Tech University Survey. J Anim Sci. 85:2772-2781.             A survey conducted by Texas Tech University collected information from 29 consulting nutritionists on nutritional recommendations for feedlot cattle. Previous surveys conducted suggested that a common source of nutrient requirements for beef … Continue reading Review of Nutritional Recommendations of Feedlot Consulting Nutritionists

Agriculture Internships – tips to maximize the opportunities

Growing up on a diversified cattle ranch, I had the great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the cattle business from an early age. I had a deep dive into a large-scale cow-calf and stocker business; our family vacations were traveling to Amarillo, Texas to see our cattle in the feedlots. Despite having such an … Continue reading Agriculture Internships – tips to maximize the opportunities

A word on organizational culture, diversity and inclusion

This year has proven to be challenging. I have been presented with opportunities to stand up for the ethics and values I have been taught my entire life. Our communities – whether those be defined by race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or a rural-urban divide – are often passionate about our deeply rooted beliefs, which … Continue reading A word on organizational culture, diversity and inclusion

Beef Questions and Answers | Interview with a Nutritionist

During the past few weeks, there has been an onslaught of questions about the beef supply chain and how beef is arriving in our grocery stores. Accurate answers to many of these questions are difficult to come by because there is so much uncertainty surrounding our current pandemic. Last week, I had the opportunity to … Continue reading Beef Questions and Answers | Interview with a Nutritionist