Dr. Jason Smith, extension beef cattle specialist at the University of Tennessee joins us on American Cattle News to discuss beef quality and the new feed directive. According to UT website, Jason was raised in northern Virginia, where he showed beef cattle at the local, state and national levels.
Throughout that time, Jason worked for a number of commercial and seedstock beef cattle producers, and developed a small cow herd with his family. After receiving his B.S. and M.S. from West Virginia University, he spent 2 years as a ruminant nutritionist and biologist for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s medicated feeds team. Jason then furthered his education at Virginia Tech, where his Ph.D. research was focused toward better understanding the long-term implications of early nutritional management strategies on feed efficiency and marbling development.