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Paul Beck

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Associate Professor

Dennis & Marta White Endowed Chair

Office: 201E Animal Science

Phone: 405.744.9288



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Beck’s research focuses on nutrition, production, and management of growing and finishing beef cattle. He plans to put together a group of stakeholders to help provide direction for the Extension programming in stocker and finishing cattle industries. This group of stakeholders will include large and small feedlot operators, feedlot nutritional consultants, owners of stocker and backgrounding cattle operations, and industry partners, as well as graduate students interested in applied nutrition and management of growing and finishing cattle.

About Dr. Beck

Paul Beck was born and raised in Logan county near Guthrie Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma State University from 1986 to 1993, getting his BS and MS degrees in Animal Science. Paul was herdsman for the research cowherd at the University of Arkansas research station near Hope while working on his PhD in Animal Science from 1997 until he joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas Department of Animal Science in 2004. He retired as a full Professor and interim Research Station Director in August. After spending 21 years 1 month and 10 days in Arkansas, Paul and his wife Melissa are happy to be back in Oklahoma and proud to be Oklahoma State Cowboys once again.

Beck is on the Executive Committee for the Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science, on the board of directors for the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization, and is a Section Editor for the Journal of Animal Science.

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