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Extension

Washington State University Extension engages people, organizations and communities to advance knowledge, economic well-being and quality of life by fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research. Extension categories for the Department of Animal Sciences are listed below.
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Animal Well-Being and Calf Management

Animal Well-Being and Calf Management involves the documentation and research of on-farm behavior, with a goal of discovering new ways to reduce stress and promote better health and growth. New technologies, such as automated feeders, are often employed to help achieve this goal. Ongoing WSU Extension projects include dairy cattle handler training.

Faculty: Amber Adams Progar

Person with calf

Livestock Nutrient Management

Whole-farm nutrient management involves the integration of animal nutrition, agronomy-crops-soils, engineering, and economics. An effective approach to whole farm nutrient management requires the integration of management practices across the farmstead. The overarching goal of the program is to provide real time solutions in the area of Whole Farm Nutrient Management, by providing relevant and profitable strategies in effectively managing nutrients.

Faculty: Joe Harrison

Beef Cow and Stocker Nutrition and Management

Faculty: Don Llewellyn

Economics

Faculty: Shannon Neibergs

For more information, visit the Livestock Economics site.

Pasture with 90% desirable plant population

Forage Quality

Faculty: Don Llewellyn