Joel Caton, professor of animal sciences, has been appointed to a seat on the committee that will develop the newly revised beef cattle nutrient guidelines for the U.S. National Academies.
The committee is charged with developing the eighth edition of the Beef Cattle Nutrient Requirement Guidelines and updating a variety of materials including recent research, nutrient requirements, coproducts from the biofuels industry, nutritional and feeding strategies, metabolism and utilization.
Depending on the extent of new information available, an update of the current computer model to calculate nutrient requirements may be developed.
The seventh version of the guidelines was published in 2000.
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