Merck Animal Health donates $500,000 to WTAMU feedlot expansion

West Texas A&M University feedlot helps students gain real-life experience with modern feeding systems and advanced technologies.

 

Source: Merck Animal Health

via Beef Magazine - May 10, 2022

 

Merck Animal Health has announced a $500,000 donation to West Texas A&M University for its feedlot renovation and expansion project at the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences.

 

"We are so thankful for Merck Animal Health's incredible support of WT and our research in animal production, nutrition, management and health," says John Richeson, Ph.D., Paul Engler Professor of Beef Cattle Feedlot Management at West Texas A&M University. "It's our mission to develop a center of excellence for beef cattle research and education and to produce sound research outcomes that are critical to the success of the cattle feeding industry."

 

WTAMU's feedlot, a scale model of larger commercial feedlots in the West Texas region, helps students gain real-life experience with modern feeding systems and advanced technologies. Merck Animal Health is committed to investing resources for training and education for undergraduate, graduate and veterinary students serving the cattle industry and has a long-standing relationship with WTAMU. Merck Animal Health has provided support for scholarships and internships as well as research projects at the university...

 

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