Texas Tech's Animal and Food Sciences adds new ruminant nutritionist Bernhard
Bryan Bernhard, an expert in ruminant nutrition, has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech University's Department of Animal and Food Sciences, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially stepped into his new teaching and research post on Sept. 1.
The Seguin native indicated that he has a primary role of investing in student development. This will be accomplished by teaching classes and creating new opportunities for students to participate in undergraduate research, industry activities, and on competitive teams. One of his primary goals here at Tech is to carry out research on how nutrition and growth-promoting technologies effect animal efficiency, behavior and heat tolerance.
Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Bernhard worked as an instructor, teaching assistant, and research assistant at Oklahoma State University and Texas Tech. Bernhard grew up on a diversified farming and ranching operation and currently raises Simmental cattle. His experience in production agriculture and beef cattle research will allow him to create a unique environment for teaching and mentoring students.
Bernhard is nationally known for his livestock judging experiences. He has had the opportunity to serve as an official at many livestock judging contest and judge youth livestock shows across the country. In the past he has severed as coordinator of the National Meat Animal Evaluation Contest and helped coach two national champion judging teams at Texas Tech.
Bernhard received his bachelor's degree in animal science and his master's degree in animal science-ruminant nutrition from Texas Tech. His doctorate degree in animal science-ruminant nutrition is from Oklahoma State University.
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Michael Orth, chairman, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-5653 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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