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Beef Cattle Supplementation
Associate Professor, Animal Science
Oklahoma State University
Dr. Ryan Reuter is an associate professor with an emphasis in range beef cattle nutrition for the Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Reuter's research interests include forage-based beef cattle and nutrition management, effects of supplementation and grazing management of beef cattle production and sustainability, and incorporating technology into grazing systems. He also teaches upper-division and graduate courses in nutrition and grazing. Dr. Ryan Reuter received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University, and earned his Ph.D. in Animal Science from Texas Tech University.
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Sustainability in grazing systems is the nexus of simultaneous improvements in profit, social capital, and environmental impact. Our research investigates ways to use supplements to increase food production while reducing enteric methane emissions, and increase profit for ranchers. This seminar will discuss preliminary data from a few experiments to show that, in general, supplementation that improves cattle ADG (profit and food production) dilutes enteric methane emissions per unit of food produced. However, technology to decrease absolute methane emissions while also improving food production and profit remains elusive.
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