Prof. Dr. Kendall Swanson

Professor, NDSU Animal Sciences Department


  • Plenary 6 - Innovation and R&D

    Wednesday 20 April 11:30 - 11:45

    Recent advances in beef cattle nutrition


    Kendall Swanson is Professor of Beef Production Systems in the Department of Animal Sciences at North Dakota State University. Kendall grew up on a crop and livestock farm in southeastern North Dakota and received his BS (1994) and MS (1996) in Animal and Range Science at North Dakota State University. He received his PhD in Ruminant Nutrition at the University of Kentucky in 2000. He then worked as a as a Research Associate at the USDA Meat Animal Research Center from 2001 – 2003. Before returning to North Dakota in 2010, Kendall was on faculty at the University of Guelph in Ontario Canada. Kendall’s research program focuses on improving the efficiency of feed utilization of finishing cattle and pregnant cows. He also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in nutrition and physiology.