Feedlot Research Scientist
Cargill - Dalhart, TX

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Cargill Cattle Feeders has an opportunity for a

Feedlot Research Scientist

located in

Dalhart, TX

. The primary responsibility of the person in this position will be to supervise the execution of feedlot research conducted by Cargill Cattle Feeders. Focal point for research is the Cargill Beef Feedlot Research Center located at Dalhart, TX. In addition to experiments conducted at the research facility, there may be times when research trials are conducted within production feedlot facilities or with cooperating facilities.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Assist with the development of research protocols, supervise trial execution, analyze data and prepare summaries of research results under supervision of the Cattle Feeding Specialist
25% -

Communication of required research procedures to all appropriate personnel, including all aspects from cattle procurement through slaughter


  • Work with the Cattle Feeding Specialist to provide technical support to commercial feedlot production

  • Provide support in the areas of nutrition, feed production, feeding and cattle management. Provide coaching to production personnel on technical issues and development of Best Practices

  • Determine data analysis procedures and prepare data mining project summaries

Masters Degree in Animal Science, Nutrition related to beef production

Prior experience planning and conducting research trials, including fundamentals of experimental design and analysis

Demonstrated strong people skills

Demonstrated excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and listening)

Travel: 10 - 20%

PhD in a field related to beef production

Familiar with fundamentals of feedlot cattle management practice

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.



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