GSL Awards and Contributions


Selby Boerman received the Arthur W. Sampson Fellowship.

Rob Zeigler received the Young Scholar Award from the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science.

Travis Mulliniks received the Young Scientist Award from the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science.


Kacie McCarthy: 402-402-472-6074 or

TL Meyer: 308-645-2267 or

Travis Mulliniks: 308-696-6707 or

Jacki Musgrave: 308-544-6515 or

John Nollette: 308-544-6515 or

Jerry Volesky: 308-696-6710 or

The GSL Researcher is designed and co-edited by TL Meyer, Beef Extension Educator, Blaine, Grant, Hooker and Thomas Counties, Thedford, and Jacki Musgrave, Research Technologist III, GSL, Whitman. It is published in the spring and fall of each year.   Contact GSL at 308-544-6430 or visit

Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory

The Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory (GSL) is a research ranch located in the heart of the Nebraska Sandhills. It is comprised of 11,600 acres of upland native range and 1,200 acres of subirrigated meadow. It was gifted to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 1978.

Since GSL’s inception, research and educational programs have become more ecologically diverse and team oriented. Joint projects with animal, range, soil, veterinary, economics, entomology, geology, hydrology, forestry and wildlife have increased our understanding of the Sandhill's ecosystem. This has resulted in advances in range livestock nutrition, beef cattle reproduction, grazing systems, rangeland ecology, low cost cattle management, groundwater issues, and wildlife management

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