Dr. Buskirk joined the faculty of Michigan State University in 1996, after receiving his B.S. and M.S. from Purdue Univ. and Ph.D. from the Univ. of Illinois. As an Associate Professor/Beef Extension Specialist, he provides state-wide leadership in beef cattle production and management. He is a member of the MSU Beef Group within the MSU Extension Institute for Agriculture and Agribusiness, and the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems. Dr. Buskirk serves as the coordinator of MSU Beef Center, MCA/MSU Bull Evaluation Program, and Michigan Beef Quality Assurance program. His applied research interests include beef cow and calf nutrition and management, and beef identification and traceability. He is the lead instructor for MSU’s undergraduate beef management courses and provides invited lectures for several other Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine classes.
December 2, 2015 | Feeding silage, baleage, or apple pulp to pregnant beef cows requires careful management or congenital defects may affect calves.