474 S. Shaw Lane
1287F Anthony Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
Animal Science and Large Animal Clinical Science
Agriculture and agribusinessSheep & Goats
Major interest is to improve the efficiency of small ruminant production through applied research and extension efforts.Key interest areas include: efficient use of forage resources, extending the grazing season, the interaction between nutrition and aseasonal reproductive success, preventative health management and strategic nutritional management. In addition to working with both large and small scale producers, I am also involved in training veterinary students in small ruminant production and preventative health programs.
December 1, 2016 | Knowing how much water grazing sheep need access to can help, especially during winter management.
July 23, 2015 | Strong and steady lamb prices create an even stronger incentive to optimize weaning strategies for lambs born and/or raised on pasture.
May 20, 2015 | A look at the different aspects when adding silage into your feed program.
May 20, 2015 | A closer look at adding silage to your sheep feeding program.
April 8, 2015 | Farmers exchange ideas and learn new techniques to improve profitability of sheep farms.
September 23, 2014 | Veterinarians, animal health professionals and small ruminant owners and producers are encouraged to attend this one day event on October 11.
January 22, 2014 | MSU Extension hosts Birth Management Clinic for Small Ruminants Feb. 15 and 22.
January 18, 2013 | The birth period provides challenges to sheep and goat farmers regardless of farm size. Both novice and experienced farmers must deal with stresses imposed by time constraints that can be compounded by the weather.
January 18, 2012 | Novice and experienced producers will benefit from the lectures at the clinic.
December 15, 2011 | The grazing demonstration provides a good example of a win-win situation for cooperating farmers and the environment.