52 min

Dr. Andrew Foote: Investigating Beef Feed Efficiency | Ep. 46 The Beef Podcast Show

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In today's episode, we zoom into the complex landscape of feed efficiency - a determinant with increasingly significant implications for the sustainability and profitability of the worldwide beef industry. Dr. Andrew Foote offers insightful perspectives on managing nutrition in the beef industry by investigating the uniqueness of different cattle genetics, exploring the geographical locations where herds exist, and tackling animal health challenges. He also discusses his research findings on underlying traits, key drivers of feed efficiency across varying breeds, and the potential strategies to optimize feed efficiency in cattle herds.

“Our approach was to understand those basic traits of intake and growth. And then we'll let the animal breeders kind of come up with an index because your selection criteria in Iowa could be pretty different from New Mexico, for instance." - Dr. Andrew Foote

What you’ll learn:
(00:00) Highlight(02:35) Introduction(04:40) Andrew's journey in the beef industry(07:58) Andrew's transition to Oklahoma State University(09:42) Explanation of the Meat Animal Research Center(15:43) Feed efficiency in various cattle breeds(21:33) Defining and understanding feed efficiency terms(27:13) Nutritional and management strategies to improve feed efficiency(37:48) The role of propionate, oxidation and regulation of feed intake(42:43) Future research(45:04) The three final questions
Meet the guest: Dr. Andrew Foote

Experience
Current: Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State UniversityPast: Research Physiologist at USDA-ARS, US Meat Animal Research Center
Background
Ph.D., Animal Sciences (University of Kentucky)M.Sc., Agriculture, Animal Science (Tarleton State University)B.Sc., Animal Science (Tarleton State University)
Connect with our guest on Social Media: LinkedIn

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𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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In today's episode, we zoom into the complex landscape of feed efficiency - a determinant with increasingly significant implications for the sustainability and profitability of the worldwide beef industry. Dr. Andrew Foote offers insightful perspectives on managing nutrition in the beef industry by investigating the uniqueness of different cattle genetics, exploring the geographical locations where herds exist, and tackling animal health challenges. He also discusses his research findings on underlying traits, key drivers of feed efficiency across varying breeds, and the potential strategies to optimize feed efficiency in cattle herds.

“Our approach was to understand those basic traits of intake and growth. And then we'll let the animal breeders kind of come up with an index because your selection criteria in Iowa could be pretty different from New Mexico, for instance." - Dr. Andrew Foote

What you’ll learn:
(00:00) Highlight(02:35) Introduction(04:40) Andrew's journey in the beef industry(07:58) Andrew's transition to Oklahoma State University(09:42) Explanation of the Meat Animal Research Center(15:43) Feed efficiency in various cattle breeds(21:33) Defining and understanding feed efficiency terms(27:13) Nutritional and management strategies to improve feed efficiency(37:48) The role of propionate, oxidation and regulation of feed intake(42:43) Future research(45:04) The three final questions
Meet the guest: Dr. Andrew Foote

Experience
Current: Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State UniversityPast: Research Physiologist at USDA-ARS, US Meat Animal Research Center
Background
Ph.D., Animal Sciences (University of Kentucky)M.Sc., Agriculture, Animal Science (Tarleton State University)B.Sc., Animal Science (Tarleton State University)
Connect with our guest on Social Media: LinkedIn

The Beef Podcast Show is trusted and supported by innovative companies like:

- Bioverse
- dsm-firmenich

𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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52 min

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