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Ph.D., Animal Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2003.
B.S., Animal Science and Management, University of California, Davis, California, 1998.
My goal is to generate new knowledge about the best ways to care for cattle. To do this, I use cattle behavior to understand how the animals respond to life on farms. Life on farms includes controversial procedures (e.g. tail docking, disbudding, castration), management decisions (e.g. stocking density, handling), and housing design (e.g. type and quantity of bedding, effects of inclement weather). The results from our studies are then used by farmers and ranchers, retailers, restaurant chains, governments, and other parties interested in improving the lives of cattle.