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Personnel

John R. Buchanan
Associate Professor
Wastewater Management

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

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

David Allen Roper
Lecturer

Jessica Harris Shanks
Lecturer
Livestock

Andrew P. Griffith
Assistant Professor
Livestock Marketing, Commodity Markets

Claudia Meeks Baney
Extension Specialist I
4-H Animal Science Specialist

Karen Lewis DeLong
Assistant Professor
Livestock Economist

Groups and Facilities


2 mentions

Wildlife Health 
Emerging infectious diseases, including those that travel from animals to humans.



1 mention

UT Beef and Forage Center 
Facilitating research and communication to advance the Tennessee Beef and Forage industry.


 

News

New Forage Analysis Method will Better Serve Tennessee Livestock Producers, 8/22/2014

Video


4 mentions

Cattle Sell-Off 
Some livestock barns are selling three and four times the usual number of cattle, but thatís not necessarily positive. Many producers have been forced to sell because of drought.



1 mention

Drought 
Tennessee is having one of its driest years ever. The National Drought Mitigation Center reports the entire state is experiencing moderate to severe drought.



1 mention

Drought 
It's been a challenging year for Tennessee agriculture, with hot, dry weather coming at a time when crops needed better growing conditions.



1 mention

Little River Facility 
Itís long been an issue in farming Ė how can we be productive in agriculture and still protect the environment? UT Ag-Research has a new facility dedicated to that cause.



1 mention

Livestock Research 
It's a problem for Tennessee farmers who produce our top commodity -- beef cattle. Insects such as flies cause serious health problems for their animals, and reduce product quality for consumers.



1 mention

Ag Year Preview 
Spring is almost here, and itís just about time for Tennessee farmers to plant their 2012 crops. All indications are - things are looking good for producers, following what was a good year in 2011.



1 mention

Switchgrass Forage 
Experts with UT's Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and environmentally friendly.


 

Recent Publications

Guidelines and Rules for Tennessee Junior Livestock Shows.  Baney, C. M.  2017.  UT Extension.

Seed Inorganic Phosphorus Stability and Agronomic Performance of Two Low Phytate Soybean Lines Evaluated Across Six Southern U.S. Environments.  Boehm, J.D., F. R. Walker, H. Bhandari, D. A. Kopsell, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  Crop Science, 57:1-9.

Probability of Receiving an Indemnity Payment from Feeder Cattle Livestock Risk Protection Insurance Merritt, M. G., A. P. Griffith, C. Boyer, and K. E. Lewis.  2017.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 68(2):451-470.

Reasons Youth Choose or Do Not Choose to Be Involved in 4-H Livestock Projects in Tennessee.  Fuson, L.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Tennessee Livestock Producers' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Right-of-Way Hay Harvesting.  Maccaro, S.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Drivers of grazing livestock efficiency: how physiology, metabolism, experience and adaptability influence productivity?.  Mulliniks, J. T., E. R. Cope, Z. D. McFarlane, J. D. Hobbs, and R. C. Waterman.  2016.  Journal of Animal Science, 94(S6):111-119.

Drivers of grazing livestock efficiency: how physiology, metabolism, experience and adaptability influence productivity?.  Mulliniks, J. T., E. R. Cope, Z. D. McFarlane, J. D. Hobbs, and R. C. Waterman.  2016.  American Society of Animal Science Annual Conference.

Implications for Soybean & Livestock Producers from Relationships in the Soybean, Soybean Oil and Soybean Meal Markets.  Smith, A., and T. Johnson.  2016.  Extension Pub, W378.

Water for Agriculture: How Will Climate Change Affect Tennessee? Walker, F. R.  2016.  Proceedings of 25th Tennessee Annual AWRA Meeting, Montgomery Bell State, Park, Burns TN. April 13,, 25th Tennessee Annual AWRA Meeting, Montgomery Bell State, Park, Burns TN. April 13, 2016.

More Floods and Droughts: University of Tennessee Extension Approaches to Adapting to Climate Change in Tennessee Walker, F. R.  2016.  Proceedings of 25th Tennessee Annual AWRA Meeting, Montgomery Bell State, Park, Burns TN. April 13,.

Livestock Comments: The Difference between December 2013 and 2015 Griffith, A. P.  2015.  Drovers Cattle Network.

Livestock Risk Protection Insurance: How It Works for Feeder Cattle Griffith, A. P.  2015.  Drovers Cattle Network.