David K. Beede

Dairy Nutrition and Management, Nutrient and Environmental Management

Professional Resumé


B.S. 1973 Animal Science Colorado State University
M.S. 1975 Beef Cattle Nutrition University of Nebraska
Ph.D. 1980 Ruminant Nutrition University of Kentucky


  • 1994-present Michigan State University, Dept. Animal Science Meadows Endowed Chair Professor. Dairy Management and Nutrition 50:35:15 = research: extension: teaching appointment.
  • 1980-1994 University of Florida, Dairy Science Dept. Assistant Professor, 1980-1985; Associate Professor, 1986-1991; Professor, 1992-1994. 80:20 = research: teaching appointment.

Current Areas of Interest and Expertise in Research, Extension and Teaching

  • Dairy management and nutrition
  • Transition cow nutrition and management
  • Whole-farm nutrient management and modeling, especially phosphorus
  • Mineral nutrition and utilization by ruminants
  • Physiology and nutrition of pregnant dry cows in response to exercise training

Author and co-author

13 book chapters, 54 refereed scientific papers, 4 monographs, 94 scientific abstracts, 79 conference proceedings, and over 60 popular/magazine articles/ extension bulletins.

Invited speaking engagements (research and extension)

27 international; 23 national; 43 regional; and 36 state and local International Experience: Consultant in dairy herd management and nutrition in: Australia, Mexico, Venezuela, South Africa, Canada, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, and Malaysia; dairy herd management consulting in the U.S.

Editorial Boards

J. Animal Science, 1986-89; J. Dairy Science, 1989-91; 1992-1994;
Agri-Practice, 1992-97; Michigan Dairy Review (Managing Publisher) 1996-present.

Select Committees

  • National Research Council - National Academy of Science Subcommittee on Dairy Cattle Nutrition, (1997-01).
  • President (2002-2003), Vice-President (2001-2002),Board of Directors of the American Dairy Science Association (1999-01).
  • Overall Chair of the Joint Meeting Program Planning Committee, American Society of Animal Science /American Dairy Science Association (1999-00).
  • ADSA Production Division, Secretary and Chair (1996-97).
  • Chair, ADSA Production Division Meeting Program (1997).
  • Chair, American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), Physiology Program Committee (1988-89).
  • Michigan State University Faculty Council and Academic Council (1999-01).
  • MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences College Advisory Committee (2001-2003), Chair (2001-2002).


As Faculty Member:

  • Merial Dairy Management Research Award, American Dairy Science Association, 2001.
  • Outstanding Dairy Science Faculty Member, for Contributions to Undergraduate Education, Dairy Science Club, University of Florida,1994.
  • Applied Dairy Nutrition Award, Nutrition Professionals, Inc., American Dairy Science Association, 1993.
  • Blue Ribbon Award, Am. Soc. Agr. Eng., for Extension Bulletin, "Methods to Relieve Heat Stress for Florida Dairies, 1989.
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Faculty Research Award of Merit, College of Agriculture, University of Florida,1988.

To Graduate Students as Advisor:

  • M. Hollmann - Murray Hintz Memorial Scholarship, National Milk Producers Federation, 2007.
  • D. G. Mashek - Merck Outstanding M.S. Graduate Student, Dept. Animal
    Science, Michigan State University, 1999.
  • L. A. Rodriguez - Outstanding Merck Ph.D. Graduate Student, Dept. Animal
    Science, Michigan State University, 1998 and 1997.
  • J. A. Davidson - Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Dept. Animal Science,
    Michigan State University, 1997.
  • L. A. Rodriguez - Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Dept. Animal Science,
    Michigan State University, 1996.

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