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Tech AFS department adds expert in feedlot beef cattle nutrition, metabolism

Tech AFS department adds expert in feedlot beef cattle nutrition, metabolism

Jhones Sarturi, an expert in feedlot beef cattle nutrition and metabolism, has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech University’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences, according to officials with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially stepped into his new teaching and research post on March. 1.

The native of Brazil indicated that he’s particularly interested in continuing his research efforts on improving strategies on use and storage of co-products for the cattle industry. Additionally, Sarturi said he would like to investigate alternatives to maximize cattle digestion and metabolism aiming to a more sustainable and safe utilization of nutrients by the animal.

Prior to joining the Texas Tech faculty, Sarturi served as a postdoctoral research associate at the Texas Agrilife Research Center at Amarillo. He also worked as a graduate research and teaching assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Sarturi received his degree in veterinary medicine from UNIDERP (Campo Grande, Brazil), and a master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Sao Paulo (Piracicaba, Brazil). His doctorate in animal science and ruminant nutrition is from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a member of the American Society of Animal Science and American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists.

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Leslie Thompson, chairman and professor, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University at 806-742-2805, ext 224 or leslie.thompson@ttu.edu

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