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Tim DelCurto is a Professor and Nancy Cameron Chair in Animal and Range Sciences at Montana State University. His position is focused on sustainable beef production systems research with a 60% research, 30% teaching, and 10% service appointment. DelCurto conducts research evaluating the optimal use of dormant, low-quality, forage by evaluating strategic supplementation and other methods to enhance the use of rangeland forages while decreasing the reliance on harvested feeds. Dr. DelCurto has received numerous awards including the Western Section American Society of Animal Science Young Scientist Award (2000), Oregon State University’s Savory Award (2001) for Outstanding Young Faculty, and twice recognized (2010 & 2012) for the Oldfield/E.R. Jackman Team Award.
He joins us to discuss the use of the SmartFeed Pro Trailers in researching cattle grazing studies that cover pastures to extensive rangeland environments.
Highlights of the webinar include:
Strategic supplementation research that focuses on optimizing extensive landscapes, stockpiled forages, and beef cattle performance.
Practical uses of SmartFeed technology, training animals to use supplement feeders, and addressing questions about the technology.