Meet Dr. Alfredo DiConstanzo

Meet your speakers!

Join us over the next few weeks as we introduce you to the speakers and special guests that will be joining us for the 2017 Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show!

Dr. Alfredo DiConstanzo

Professor and Extension Animal Scientist - Beef Team, University of Minnesota

Sponsored by: Arm and Hammer Animal Nutrition.

Meet Dr. DiConstanzo

Dr. DiConstanzo is part of the annual Cattlemen's College Educational Series on Friday, December 1st.

Topic: SDSU and U of M have worked together on an assessment of heat abatement mitigation strategies employed by producers in the upper Midwest.  A  survey of 60 feedlots from SW MN and SE SD down to Central and SC NE was conducted. Producers were asked what heat abatement strategies work and what triggers implementation of these strategies. 

About Alfredo: Alfredo DiCostanzo is a Professor and Extension Animal Scientist with responsibilities for state-wide programming in beef cattle nutrition and management.  He has been with the University of Minnesota Extension Service for 24 years. His programs focus on researching, developing and disseminating strategic nutrition and management interventions that enhance beef cattle production and economic efficiency.  Specific areas of research and extension programming are: evaluation of distillers grains nutrient characteristics and handling, distillers inclusion strategies, feedlot facilities and facilities management, fine-tuning nutrient requirements for growth and reproduction to enhance production efficiency, preparing and marketing feeder calves for sale, effects of pre-weaning and backgrounding strategies on feedlot performance and carcass traits. 

Posted: November 8, 2017