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Dr. Reed Richardson

Professor of Animal Science

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Office: AG 214
(512) 245-3327

Dr. Richardson has supervised over 70 M.S., M. Ag., and Ph. D. students at two different universities in Texas. He has extensive experience in improving feed utilization by cattle, swine and sheep through feed processing, source and type of feed ingredients, use of digestion and growth modifiers, and reduction in metabolic stress. He has extensive international experience in animal science and feed processing.


Ph.D. Ruminant Nutrition, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1976
M.S. Ruminant Nutrition, Univ. of Kentucky-Lexington, 1973
B.S. Agriculture/Animal Science, Univ. of Kentucky-Lexington, 1971

Courses taught within the past 2-3 years:

  • Animal Nutrition
  • Feeds and Feeding
  • Food Technology/Processing Meats
  • Professional Development
  • Applied Wildlife Nutrition
  • Range Management
  • Advanced Ruminants
  • Advanced Animal Science-Poultry and Swine
  • The Role of Animal Science in Society/an Integrated Approach
  • Minerals and Vitamins in Animal Nutrition

Research interests:

  • Tenderness of beef
  • Color of beef
    Water configurations in beef
  • Ruminant nutrition/feed supplements

More about Dr. Richardson's scholarly work