Feedlot Research Group

West Texas A&M University is uniquely positioned to help meet the research needs of the cattle feeding industry because of its close proximity to the epicenter of beef production in the U.S. The Feedlot Research Group is a unit within the Department of Agricultural Sciences that is comprised of faculty with research programs focused on four areas of study that directly support the cattle feeding industry.

WTAMU has modern, state-of-the-art research facilities including the 60-pen Research Feedlot, the Food and Safety Laboratory, the Environmental Science Laboratory, and the Meat Laboratory. In addition, we are located in the middle of an incredible "natural laboratory" of commercial feedyards in which we have the opportunity to perform further applied research in real-world settings.

Area One
Animal Health and Epidemiology

Dr. John Richeson Bio

Associate Professor of Animal Science

Feedlot Research Group member since 2011

Area Two
Environmental Science

Dr. Marty Rhoades Bio

Associate Professor of Environmental Science


Area 3
Meat Science

Dr. Ty Lawrence Bio

Professor of Animal Science

Area four
Ruminant Nutrition and Management
Happy State Bank Academic & Research Building, Suite 262
WTAMU Box 60872, Canyon, TX  79016